Parenting Support/Skills Training

Perspectives on Parenting | May 29

The Family Today Ministry presents: Perspectives on Parenting on May 29 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Have you ever wondered... "What am I doing wrong? Am I being over protective? Should I snoop in his room?" This is a free presentations that will cover topics on basic care, safety and stability, stimulation, guidance and boundries, emotional warmth and teaching. The presentation will take place at Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church (378A Washington Street). For more info, call 617-288-8410 or email greenwoodumc@verizon.net

"Raising Children in a Violent World" Presentation, Jun. 15

Many children are exposed to violence, be it in the media, in their community or in their own homes. Parents, extended family, and other important adults in children’s lives can play a key role in protecting them. Please join Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester June 15 for a Presentation on "Raising Children in a Violent World," 6:30 p.m. at Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, 1135 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA.

This presentation will focus on the violence in children’s lives and identify the effects of witnessing violence of children. Participants will learn ways in which caregivers can create safe havens for children. Child care for this meeting is available on a first come first serve basis. Please sign up for child care and/or reserve a spot for the training by calling Mary at 617 288-7120 or email mkinsella@bgcdorchester.org. >> Read More

Nurturing Smart Prenatal Moms, Begins May 27

Are you pregnant? Learn about stages of pregnancy, infant massage, nurturing yourself and much more! Come and meet other pregnant moms at Smart from the Start, Franklin Field BHA, 70 Ames Street, Dorchester, beginning Friday, May 27, 2011. This 9-session program will run weekly on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn more about taking care of baby and you! Continental breakfast and child care provided.

For more info, please call Rachelle Eddins, 617-858-4687. The group will host a Baby Shower for all participants at our "graduation." You may also contact Sandy Sachs, Family Nurturing Center of MA, 617-474-1143 x 227.

Fathers Families Fun Day, Jun. 4

Father and DaughterStrengthening families, strengthening communities, uplifting fathers & putting fathers back into families. Touch 106.1 FM and the MA Department of Children and Families (DCF) present Fathers Families Fun Day! This event features music, games, radio and resources and will take place June 4, 2011 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Harambee Park, 59 Talbot Ave., Dorchester, MA. 

Think you are a good father? Come and encourage someone else! For more information, contact John Laing at (617) 288-2030 or email johnlaing@laingenterprises.com.
 

Upham's Corner Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 287-8000 or (617) 825-9206

Location

Upham's Corner Health Center Main Office
500 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Mission: 

The Upham's Corner Health Center is committed to provide high quality, low cost, culturally sensitive, community-based health and social services to the residents of Dorchester.

Our goal is to provide comprehensive health and social services of the highest quality that are affordable, physically and culturally accessible, delivered in a dignified manner, and have a positive effect upon the client's well - being.

Key Programs Offered: 

Primary Care, Home Care & Behavioral Health and Social Services
415 Columbia Road, Dorchester MA 02125
Tel: (617) 287-8000

Business & Human Resources Office
547 Columbia Road, Dorchester MA 02125
Tel: (617) 825-9205

Upham's Elder Service Plan (UESP) / PACE
SAVIN HILL 1140 Dorchester Ave, MA 02125
Dudley Square 36 Dearborn Street MA 02119
Tel: (617) 288-0970

Teen Clinic and HIV & Women, Infant and Children's Program,
500 Columbia Road, Dorchester MA 02125
Tel: (617) 287-0786 ,
Tel: (617)-825-8994 (WIC)

Dental & Eye Care
636 Columbia Road, Dorchester MA 02125
Tel: (617) 825-9839

Aswalos House

Phone: 

(617) 375-2571

Location

Aswalos House
246 Seaver Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Mission: 

To provide shelter and a positive force in young mothers lives and to empower pregnant and parenting women and eliminate racism. Aswalos House's aim is to empower young homeless mothers to become self-supporting members of the community, and also to provide educational opportunities, life training skills, sex education, and parenting education.

Codman Square Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 825-9660

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Urgent Care: 
Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 10:00pm 
Friday 8:30am - 9:00pm 
Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Primary Care:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Location

Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 

To serve as a resource for improving the physical, mental and social well-being of the community. *** We opened our doors in 1979 with a dream: to build the best urban community in America. As part of this dream, we recognized that though health care begins by alleviating sickness, the journey to a true "culture of health" is achieved through the health of the whole person, and through the health of the whole community.  Our two-physician staff that summer of 1979 may have been small, but our mantra was not: while disease is a lack of health, health is not simply a lack of disease.

Today, with a staff of 280 employees, expert clinicians and medical staff, and an astounding depth and breadth of community programs, we believe that we are on our way toward reaching our dream of building the best urban community in America. The Codman Square Health Center is committed to continued progress and we hope you will join us in fulfilling our vision of a culture of health in our community.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Sandra Cotterell

Key Programs Offered: 

Clinical Services
Primary care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Women’s Health)
Urgent care
Dental care
Eye care
Behavioral Health 
Specialty care (Podiatry, Cardiology, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Dermatology, Smoking Cessation, WIC office) Pharmacy (w/ Eaton Apothecary, 617.265.7400)

Full Service Laboratory 
Diagnostic Care (X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, radiology) 

Case Management: Asthma, Diabetes, Pre-natal, HIV Client support: insurance services, interpreter services, on-site childcare, financial counseling, legal advocacy, multilingual staff, referral management

Civic Health through DotWell

Public Health Services: Cooking Classes & Nutrition Programs Healthy Eating for Diabetes Eat Green, Save Green HIV counseling, education, outreach, support Support groups for new parents, dads, moms (drop-in!), as well as AA, & HIV

Food Security:
DTA Food Stamp program: There will be a representative at the Health Center on Fridays from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm in the Nutrition Office in the first floor lobby. Half hour appointments can be made in MSI. Walk-ins also encouraged.
Food Pantry: Pantry will reopen at Greenwood UMC. Details forthcoming. MORE!

Created: 
02/07/2011

Project D.E.E.P

Phone: 

(617) 635-5027

Fax: 

(617) 635-5298

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Thursday: 3 - 8 p.m.;
Friday: 3- 6 p.m. (Subject to change)

Location

1 Worrell Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Mission: 

Project D.E.E.P. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational program, which operates through collaborations with Boston Centers for Youth & Families and Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and charitable institutions like the Boston Foundation. The mission of the program is to foster the educational, athletic and social growth and development of middle school children of all races, creeds and ethnic backgrounds throughout the Dorchester community.

Project D.E.E.P. has been very lucky to receive the support of its community. From the area's elected officials to the local parents who wait in line for hours to sign up their children, all of Dorchester has supported the organization since day one. The staff has worked hard to develop a large and strong volunteer network, one that grows each year and makes programs like the tutorial component possible.

The people at Project D.E.E.P. truly care about the children. The organization's assets do not involve the awards it has received, but the dreams it watches over. Children everywhere have dreams, and Project D.E.E.P.'s main concern is that those dreams do not go to waste. That is why every child who takes part in Dorchester's ground-breaking educational outlet is treated as the most important person involved in the program.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Beth Connell, Executive Director

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Sponsor a Student Program: Each year, middle school students from all over Boston struggle with their school work, the pressures of standardized testing, and the fear of getting into a good school. On top of these challenges, kids are also balancing friends, family and after school sports and activities. Thankfully, Project D.E.E.P. has been a shining resource in helping Dorchester students manage these responsibilities so that our students come out on top.

Charge for services: 

N/A

Number of people served each year: 

N/A

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

Community Center/School

Created: 
05/06/2011

Countdown to Kindergarten

Phone: 

(617) 635-6816

Location

Countdown to Kindergarten
26 Court Street 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
United States
Mission: 

Countdown to Kindergarten engages families, educators and the community in a citywide effort to enhance early learning opportunities and to support the transition into kindergarten. Mayor Menino, the Boston School Committee and Superintendent Johnson partner with 28 local organizations to implement a school readiness campaign that helps families participate actively in their children's education right from the start, understand the value of kindergarten, and learn how to choose schools and then register in the Boston Public Schools (BPS). In Boston, our work has promoted teacher collaboration on school readiness issues; doubled the percent of families visiting schools to make informed registration decisions; and increased the percentage of children who enter BPS at kindergarten rather than first grade. It has also resulted in more schools being ready to engage families.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Families should start preparing for Kindergarten (K1 for 4 year old and K2 for 5 year old) a full year in advance of their start date, which is the September before their child turns 4 or 5. For a few families, it may start sooner. Boston Public Schools (BPS) has a number of a very limited number of seats for K0 programs for children who are 3 by September 1. There are 75 Early Learning Centers, Elementary and K-8 schools in the City of Boston. Families can choose from a number of schools that are located in their ZONE.

Attend a Countdown to Kindergarten Information Session for answers to all your questions about BPS schools, the registration process and more. Starting in November, Information Sessions provide tips on the transition and kindergarten selection/enrollment process, along with suggested activities to help families prepare for a successful entry into kindergarten.

Charge for services: 

No

Key Programs Offered: 
Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

51-250

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
05/05/2011

Holland Elementary School

Phone: 

(617) 635-8832

Location

John P. Holland Elementary School
85 Olney Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Mission: 

We are beautiful people. We will learn, grow and become strong. As a scholar of the John P. Holland School I must learn to respect myself, my teachers and my fellow classmates. I must strive to do my best work in academic subjects. I must discipline myself at all times.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Michele O’Connell, Principal

Charge for services: 

No

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

1-50

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Holland Community Center

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