Codman Square

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

Only One Jamaican Restaurant

Phone: 

(617) 822-0444

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

7 Days a Week
7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Location

The Only One Restaurant
160 Norfolk Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 

Using only the freshest ingredients, meats, and seafood, we create each meal with love for complete customer satisfaction. Our trained chefs work hard to replicate the flavors of home, so you can take a break from the kitchen and treat your family to a great meal and a fantastic time. From breakfast to lunch to dinner, our restaurant only offers the best Jamaican food at the best prices.

Charge for services: 

Yes

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

over 1000

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

Private Building

Created: 
10/29/2009

The Perkins Piranhas Swimming Program

If your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader attends the Joseph Lee Elementary School and you are looking for a great after-school program, the Perkins Piranhas Swimming Program is for you!

The Perkins Piranhas Swimming Program runs Monday through Friday until 6PM and combines swimming lessons with writing and homework assistance. Snacks and team swimsuits will be provided!

Applications are available now at the Perkins Community Center, located at 155 Talbot Avenue. For more information, please contact Program Supervisor Niurka Pitts at (617) 635-5146 or Niurka.Pitts@cityofboston.gov. Registration is open now and is first-come, first-served.

After-School Homework Assistance

The homework assistance program is up and running again this school year at the Codman Square Library. Everyday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm in the children's room two tutors will be available to help kids with their homework. So far, this has been the best year for this program and it is the best group of mentors ever working at the library. If you've never taken advantage of this program, now is the time to do so. The mentors are high school aged and tutor children in elementary and middle school.

Greater Four Corners Action Coalition

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

    

Phone: 

(617) 436-0289

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

9:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Location

367 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Mission: 

Greater Four Corners Action Coalition works to promote neighborhood stabilization in the Four Corners Community of Dorchester, Massachusetts. This is accomplished by adressing the issues of crime and safety, through organizing residents, providing positive opportunities for youth, promoting economic development and collaborating with others. Our priority roles are: Organizer, Service Provider, and Collaborator/Supporter of other efforts.GFCAC is in the forefront of the change in local community organizing. Organizations are collaborating to effect regional planning and create standing policies so as not to have to put out the same fires over and over again. Our current work reflects this new direction. We also aim to address issues of transportation, environmental and economic justice. GFCAC spearheaded efforts to bring improved transportation services to the Four Corners community, advocating for new stops on the Fairmount line.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Marvin Martin, Executive Director; Pamela Bush, Lead Organizer, Mayra Duran, Community Organizer, Ralph Ortiz, Director of Organizing,

Key Partners: 

ACE, Codman Square NDC, Bowdoin/Geneva Health Center, On The Move: Greater Boston Transportation Justice Coalition

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call 617-436-0289 to join for a nominal fee. One can join anytime and get involved or one can attend the annual meeting. Board elections will be held and membership is open to all. This meeting is held annually on the second Thursday in October.

Key Programs Offered: 

   

Transportation provided: 

no

Number of people served each year: 

over 4,000

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
01/10/2012

DotWell: Civic Health Institute

Phone: 

(617) 825-2800

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

Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-10:00PM Friday 8:30AM-9:00PM Saturday 9:00AM-3:00PM

Location

Codman Square Tech Center
450 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 

Civic Health, a critical component to the mission of the Health Center, is a community research and action learning program that jump-starts ideas and ventures for improving community prosperity. The program operates with the knowledge that the overall health of individuals is directly related to the health of their physical environments, their social networks and connections to their community, their economic and educational opportunities, and their personal sense of empowerment. The Civic Health team is continuously working to improve communication networks within the Health Center and among community organizations. They strive to improve the economic literacy in the community with the goal of increasing the economic self-sufficiency and the economic health of Codman Square. Concurrently, the team is creating and improving Codman Square public green-spaces and public meeting spaces, and building social capital by helping to foster Codman Square as a Home for the Arts.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Doreen Treacy, Director of Civic Health

Charge for services: 

No

Scholarships available: 

Yes

Vouchers accepted: 

Yes

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

1-50

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

Community/Cultural Center

Created: 
12/03/2009

Christ the King Dorchester

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

PO Box 220754, Dorchester, MA 02125

Phone: 

(617) 299-9066

Email: 

info@ctkdorchester.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Weekly Worship Service: Sunday 10:00am Prayer Meeting: Wednesday 6:30am Community Groups: Wednesday 7:00pm, Thursday 7:00pm

Location

Christ the King Dorchester
50 Stoughton Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Mission: 

Christ the King is focused on being a church in the city for those who are in need of the grace of God. We want CTK Dorchester to help meet the spiritual needs of those in the neighborhood. We would hope as we get settled to exist in a cooperative atmosphere among the many Christian endeavors in Dorchester, adding to that mix our own emphases on God honoring worship, expositional preaching, hopeful evangelism and community service.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Pastor Dan Rogers

Charge for services: 

No

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

No

Transportation provided: 

Yes

Number of people served each year: 

1-50

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

School

Created: 
04/23/2010

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp.

Phone: 

(617) 825-4224

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

8:30am-5:00pm M-F

Location

Codman Square NDC
587 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp (CSNDC) is a nonprofit community development corporation (CDC), charged with developing both the physical and social infrastructure of the community. Founded in 1981 by community activists (many of whom still live in the neighborhood), concerned about the blight and disinvestment that was rampant at the time, CSNDC continues its focus on: -developing affordable rental and homeownership housing -assisting residents and small businesses in growing their assets and wealth -supporting resident leadership in addressing and taking control of community quality of life issues The Real Estate Development Initiative includes the rehabilitation and construction of housing, open space and commercial real estate development, and the provision of supportive resident services for renters and homeowners. The Economic Development Initiative includes economic development activities that lead to a stable and economically viable commercial district, employment and business development opportunities for community residents, a well-prepared workforce, and the creation of assets and wealth among community residents. The Community Building Initiative includes activities that allow the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation to help strengthen the community by engaging in community planning and working together with residents, other non-profits, and local businesses to gather diverse community input, encourage civic participation and increase community influence in decision making and resource allocation, and participate in collaborative efforts to develop comprehensive plans for the service area.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Gail Latimore

Charge for services: 

No

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

Yes

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

over 1000

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

Community/Neighborhood Development Corporation (CDC)

Created: 
11/30/2010

YMCA, Dorchester

Phone: 

(617) 436-7750

Email: 

Washingtondorchester@ymcaboston.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Friday: 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

YMCA
776 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Mission: 

The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families in our communities. We welcome men and women, boys and girls of all incomes, faiths and cultures.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Kathy Townsend, Executive Director

Key Partners: 

Y/PBS - A partnership between the YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Public Schools and Mayor Thomas M. Menino. United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley The Kelley Packowski MS Foundation Energy Bucks - Offering those who are income-eligible three different ways to save on their energy costs. The Fenway Alliance American Cancer Society YMCA of the USA Partners for Youth with Disabilities Boston Community Change GoodSearch and Good Shop

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please call our main office for a registration packet

Charge for services: 

Yes

Scholarships available: 

Yes

Vouchers accepted: 

Yes

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

501-1000

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

Community/Cultural Center

Created: 
05/26/2010

Dorchester Academy

Phone: 

617-635-9730

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

7:50 a.m. - 2:10 p.m. Early Dismissal: 11:45

Location

18 Croftland Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Mission: 

To educate, empower, and inspire students to act and be responsible today for distinctive achievement, contribution, and success tomorrow. To cultivate their resolve to excel by challenging and developing their academic skills, interpersonal tools, and critical thinking perspective. This work is embraced through reflective instruction, collaborative teaching, family and community partnering, and our living example.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Kwesi Moody, Headmaster

Key Partners: 

Since 1974, UMass Boston has worked in partnership with Dorchester High School to provide numerous resources to its students, faculty, and administrators. The only public university in the city, the University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized for its community involvement as a model of excellence for urban universities.The mission of the partnership—to prepare all Dorchester students to successfully pursue post-secondary education--is carried out principally by two units at UMass Boston: the Graduate College of Education and the Pre-Collegiate Programs.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Noonan Business Academy and the Academy of Public Service

Created: 
10/18/2010
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