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Washington Heights Tenants' Association

Phone: 

617-445-8731

Email: 

jalvira78@yahoo.com

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Computer classes: Monday and Wednesday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Blood pressure clinic: every first Thursday of the month 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Girls program (partnership with Girl Scouts): Fridays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location

Washington Heights Tenants Association
220 Harold St
Dorchester , MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Mass Impact

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Stop by or call Jessie Alvira for more information

Key Programs Offered: 

Free computer classes for MS Office and typing, drop-ins welcome. Registration required. NSTAR forgiveness program workshops one day a month ESL classes Blood pressure clinic Give turkeys and toys to residents during the holidays Girls group meets weekly for girls grades 6-12 Computer lab (can be rented for trainings) Tax assistance BYF jobs in summer for teens

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
01/12/2011

Fields Corner Children Thrive

Phone: 

(617) 624-8005

Website: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mon-Fri 9-5+ & scheduled events

Mission: 

Thrive in 5 works with all the people who support young children - their families, early care and education providers, health and human service providers, and their city - to ensure that every child in Boston has the nurturing early care and experiences that provide a solid foundation for success in school and in life. The Field’s Corner Children Thrive overall goals are to:

  • Empower and support parents and caregivers with new knowledge and skills to nurture children’s healthy development through reading, talking and playing.
  • Ensure collaboration among service providers, developing programs that prepare children to learn and meet parents and caregivers where they are and without prejudice.
  • Involve the entire Fields Corner community in creating, identifying, mapping and connecting resources that are accessible to all.

Thrive in 5 is active in five neighborhoods of Boston: for information about the overall program, please view the guide entry here or website here.

Key Partners: 

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (Thrive in 5 "hub agency"); Codman Square Health Center, College Bound Dorchester, DotWell, Family Nurturing Center, Will W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School and the Neighborhood House Charter School.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact Marika.Hewes@DorchesterHouse.org at (617)740-2572.

Key Programs Offered: 

School Readiness Roundtables: Parents, service providers and educators join together to connect children and families with resources and meet other community members. The Field’s Corner Children Thrive School Readiness Roundtable will be the decision-making body for what is included in an action plan to build a culture that supports early childhood education in Fields Corner. Parents, families, friends and neighbors are needed to make this an authentic plan for the Fields Corner area.

Created: 
12/29/2010

Thrive in 5

Phone: 

(617) 624-8005

Fax: 

(617) 624-9114

Mission: 

Thrive in 5's mission is to get every one of Boston's 39,000 children under age 5 ready to succeed in school and in life and to prevent the readiness gap currently evident at school entry. For the Fields Corner Children Thrive, please click here.

Thrive in 5 is a public-private partnership sponsored by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, with additional funding partners. Also see a breakdown of Thrive programs and goals. Contact information for various program branches is available here.

Boston Children Thrive in 5 is currently being implemented in 5 neighborhoods. In each neighborhood a "hub agency" leads and coordinates the effort. Each hub agency works in collaboration with many community partners.

Neighborhood : Hub Agency

  • Allston-Brighton : Family Nurturing Center
  • Roxbury/North Dorchester : Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
  • South End/Lower Roxbury : United South End Settlements
  • East Boston : East Boston Community Partnerships for Children Neighborhood Cluster
  • Field's Corner : Dorchester House Multi-Service Center

Locations

Thrive in 5
c/o United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley 51 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210-1208
United States
Key Partners: 

Mayor Thomas Menino and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley; Barr Foundation, Boston Medical Center, Boston Public Schools / Community Partnerships for Children, Children's Hospital Boston, Eos Foundation, Partners HealthCare, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Thrive in 5 engages parents and representatives from Boston-based organizations in our Implementation Parternships. These partnerships serve as advisory groups for our work in Ready Families, Ready Educators, Ready Systems, Ready City, and Ready Children. Learn More & Get Involved.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Boston Children Thrive in 5

Created: 
12/29/2010

Boston Community Capital

Phone: 

617.427.8600

Mission: 

Boston Community Capital (BCC) is a community development financial institution whose mission is to build healthy communities where low-income people live and work. We accomplish this mission by investing in projects that provide affordable housing, good jobs, and new opportunities in low-income communities, connecting these neighborhoods to the mainstream economy.

Since 1985, BCC has invested more than $550 million to support organizations and businesses that benefit underserved communities. Our loans and investments have helped:

Build or preserve affordable homes for over 10,000 families and individuals

Support child care facilities serving over 7,000 children

Finance schools and youth programs serving over 2,000 low-income students

Renovate over 750,000 square feet of commercial real estate in distressed inner-city communities

Create more than 1,400 jobs in low-income communities

Generate over 1.4 million kilowatt hours of solar capacity annually on affordable housing serving over 1,100 families and individuals,

Provide fixed-rate mortgages that have allowed over 80 families facing foreclosure to remain in their homes.

Location

Boston Community Capital
57 Warren Street
Boston, MA 02119
United States
Key Partners: 

DotWell (BCC refers to DotWell's financial counseling program);

Key Programs Offered: 

BCC’s programs and initiatives include:

Boston Community Loan Fund (BCLF); lends money to community projects such as affordable housing, child care facilities, schools, youth programs and community facilities.

Boston Community Venture Fund (BCVF) makes equity investments in businesses that create jobs or provide services for LICs.

New Markets Tax Credits leverages private sector investment into distressed communities across the United States.

Foreclosure Relief Programs focus on stabilizing neighborhoods hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis, and helping families facing eviction due to foreclosure to remain in their homes.

SUN Initiative; Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods is a program created to help you keep your home if you are a homeowner or tenant going through foreclosure.
For more information call 617-933-5880. Click here to take eligibility survey.

Created: 
11/04/2010

Loan Committee
Victor Rivera; Chair, Bank of America

Meg Bennett
; Deutsche Bank

Eva Clarke
; MMA Financial

Laura Hackell
; Independent Consultant

DeWitt Jones; Boston Community Capital

Maria Maffei; Independent Consultant

Linnie McLean; Trillium Asset Management (former)

Glenn Morgan;
SkyWorld

Jennifer Pinck; Pinck and Company

Rebecca Regan; Boston Community Capital

Steven Tromp;
Wainwright Bank


Venture Committee
Edward Dugger, III; Chair,
UNC Partners, Inc.


Charles Clark;
Youth Build, USA

Elyse Cherry; Boston Community Capital

DeWitt Jones; Boston Community Capital

James Walsh, S.J., Esq.;
Attorney

Knights of Columbus Dorchester 107

Phone: 

617-620-8514

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

The Knights of Columbus Dorchester Council 107 meet at 7PM, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the St. Mark's Post on Bailey Street.

Mission: 

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in the United States in 1882, it is named in honor of Christopher Columbus. The Order is dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Any practical Catholic man interested in becoming a member should contact Grand Knight Michael Flynn @ 617-620-8514.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Knights of Columbus

United Homes Shelter

Phone: 

617-282-0456 (Pilgrim Church)

Fax: 

617-825-0189 (Pilgrim Church)

Mission: 

Run by Pilgrim Church, United Homes offers overnight shelter, food, clothing, showers, first-aid, and transitional and other supportive services. United Homes provides evening transportation from Boston to the shelter. Transportation arrives at 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Washington St. and Melina Cass Blvd.; at 6:45 p.m. at the Woods Mullen Shelter located near the Boston Medical Center at Melina Cass Blvd. & Massachusetts Ave.; and at 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. at the Night Center, which is the Pine Street Inn’s night shelter, located in downtown Boston at 31 Bowker Street. Morning transportation to Boston is also provided between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Originally established in 1990 by Positive Lifestyles, it is now under the direction of Government thru Contracts to an Independent Agency unrelated to the Church (this connection began with a recognition that a large number of homeless adults are, in fact, former foster children.)

Location

United Homes Adult Shelter
540 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

Pilgrim Church; Government thru Contracts to an Independent Agency unrelated to the Church

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Pilgrim Church Shelter

Charles Street AME Roxbury Renaissance Center

Phone: 

617-442-7770

Mission: 

The Historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Roxbury, Massachusetts, has a long and rich history of activism and community service that began in 1818 and continues to the present. In the year 2000, this congregation had a vision to spark a "Roxbury Renaissance," a renewal of the commitment among members in the African American community who dare to dream that Roxbury, Dorchester, and indeed all of Boston can be a better place for the most vulnerable among us - our children and elders. Eight years later, and after over $2 million raised through the Vision to Victory Capital Campaign to build a state-of-the-art facility, the Charles Street AME Roxbury Renaissance Center (RRC) has become the place Where Roxbury Comes To Dream Again. Our mission is to advocate for the needs of community residents and to strengthen individuals, families, and the community by providing social, educational, economic, and cultural services.

Location

5 Elm Hill Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Charles Street AME,

Key Programs Offered: 

The Maafa Middle School Project seeks to ease the transition from childhood to young adulthood by encouraging middle school students to resist violence, persevere in school, and go to college. It also empowers the community to mobilize to make sure that these students are given the best opportunity to make their dreams a reality. The Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy passes on the rich legacy of the African-American musical heritage and equips youth with the skills to shape their own culture with musical products that reflect the positive strivings, hopes, and dreams of a people who have struggled for peace, justice, and love for generations. The Roxbury Senior Care Program serves Roxbury's "gems of wisdom" and empowers seniors to realize their dreams of aging with dignity and self-respect, by providing resources to help them maintain safe, healthy, and independent lifestyles.

Dorchester Descendants

Mission: 

The Dorchester Descendants project is working to locate, contact, and stay connected to descendants of Dorchester families, in Massachusetts, across the U.S. and beyond. We hope to spread the word about the treasures, the historical properties and artifacts belonging to the Dorchester Historical Society. We are eager to connect people who count Dorchester ancestry as part of their family heritage. The Director of the Dorchester Descendants project is Faith Ferguson, a public historian working in the Boston area with experience in research, interpretation, administration, and education for historic sites and houses. You can contact her at faith@dorchesterdescendants.org.

Location

195 Boston Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 

The Dorchester Atheneum The Dorchester Historical Society The Winthrop Society Tidemill Institute

New England Regional Council of Carpenters

Phone: 

800-275-6200

Email: 

NERC@necarpenters.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Call or visit website for hours of operation and training schedule.

Mission: 

The NERCC believe that well-paid, well-trained carpenters mean well-made, safe and long lasting construction that will serve the community well over time
The New England Regional Council of Carpenters represents 22,000 carpenters, pile drivers, shop, millmen, and floorcoverers working in the New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Location

750 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call.

Key Programs Offered: 

Workforce training, Boston Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Program

Community Meeting Space Available: 

yes

Created: 
11/29/2010

The Boston Home

Phone: 

617.825.3905

Mission: 

Founded in 1881, The Boston Home serves adults with advanced Multiple Sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases. Exceptional clinical care, compassion, and innovative programs have earned us the designation “Center for Excellence in Long-term Care” from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The only facility of its kind in New England and only one of a handful nationwide, The Boston Home touches the lives of thousands of people as we serve our residents, outpatients, and their families, and share our knowledge with healthcare professionals nationwide. Our residents and outpatients are typically: • 54 years old on average • Significantly physically disabled • Intellectually curious • Seeking to live full lives not defined by their disabilities Our families play an integral role in our community, involved in care plans, activities, and support groups. A staff of 200 delivers highly skilled care with warmth and creativity. Volunteers, vendors, interns, and partner organizations — representing education, arts, and technology — help us extend our services.

Location

2049 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Admissions: 617.326.4346 The Boston Home Admissions offers informational sessions by appointment only. The Boston Home, a long-term care facility, is an important resource for adults with advanced multiple sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases. It serves long-term residents, outpatients and their families. B.Fit! Outpatient Program: The day program is offered at The Boston Home three days a week, Monday & Wednesday from 9:30 – 3:30, and Friday from 9:30 – 1:30. Schedule is subject to change. For more information contact B.Fit! program director, Glory Wideman-Hughes at 617.326.4300. How do you get started with B.FIT!? Eligibility: Any adult with a progressive, neurological disorder can apply. Application: To schedule an in-person interview and get an application please call Glory Wideman-Hughes at 617.326-4300 or email gwideman@thebostonhome.org. Transportation: Available through the MBTA RIDE. Call for more information: 617.326.4300 --- The average age of The Boston Home resident is 56 years old. The Boston Home specifically addresses the needs of a younger population with disabilities through programs and services that range from complex nursing care to use of power wheelchairs to a focus on psycho-social needs.

Key Programs Offered: 

Residents receive: * Comprehensive clinical services. A pro-active plan of care to improve function when possible and to support the best quality of life. * Access to wellness activities and spirituality programs and discussions that address deeper needs. * Advanced adaptive technology that supports independence and creativity. An on-site Adaptive Technology Specialist is available for customized solutions for each resident. * A menu of stimulating and engaging activities and events 365 days a year, including outings to theater, museums, civic events, local shops and restaurants. Resident Life Programs Vital programs help to support our residents become more independent and live with dignity in a wheelchair-friendly facility: Technology • Wireless sensors on wheelchairs for access to elevators and exterior spaces • Computers with voice recognition software • Environmental Control Systems in resident rooms Activities • Applied art, museum field trips, lectures, and performances • Games and activities for fun, challenge, and memory support • Trips to sports, theater, and civic events Wellness & Spirituality • Relaxation & meditation • Creative exercises & comforting rituals • Discussions about deeper needs Socialization, Exercise, Information, and Referred Therapy B.Fit! is an innovative outpatient day program at The Boston Home for adults with advanced Multiple Sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases co-sponsored by The Boston Home (TBH) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central New England. About B.Fit! Individuals with MS, currently living at home or in nursing homes come to B.Fit! to socialize with peers and benefit from a variety of activities and informational discussions. The programs of B.Fit! are customized to meet participants individual needs through socially, physically and intellectually stimulating activities. Participants receive guidance in navigating health and human services for their care management. A hot lunch is provided to all participants and their attending caregivers. The Goals of B.Fit! are: To provide participants with a safe, and socially enriching environment, where they help shape a schedule of activities. To help participants achieve and maintain maximum levels of personal independence through active exercise programs, strategies for maintaining memory and cognitive abilities. To promote participants’ wellness through peer support, socialization, and education. To offer participants information about health management. To offer participants referred access to TBH services. Programs Include: Structured daily exercise, support, and informational discussions. Referrals to community resources to maintain independence in the home. Social activities including current events, creative writing, cultural outings, and cyber café access. Specialty Services Available Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services, through physician referrals. Assistive technology services. Wheelchair seating and power mobility assessment and referral services. Access to tone management clinics. Fee: A sliding fee scale, based on financial need, is used to determine the daily rate. The Boston Home Institute: Tapping our body of knowledge amassed over decades, TBH staff and experts in the field define best practices; train healthcare professionals; and advocate for public policy reform.

Created: 
04/23/2010

Located in Dorchester, MA, the only facility of its kind in New England and one of the few in the United State, The Boston Home has earned the designation of “Center for Excellence in Long-Term Care” from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Boston Home has cared for residents with a range of disabling conditions since 1881, providing not only excellent nursing care, but also a sustaining community. Today, the staff, including physicians with extensive experience serving this population, is committed to preserving each resident’s independence, personal dignity and self-determination in a warm, community-oriented environment.

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