Action for Boston Community Development

Child Care Choices of Boston

Phone: 

617-542-5437 (KIDS)

Fax: 

617-292-4629

Location

Child Care Choices of Boston
105 Chauncy Street 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Mission: 

Child Care Choices of Boston (CCCB) serves as the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency for Boston, Brookline, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop.

CCCB plays a key role in making child care work for everyone by providing support, resources, technical assistance and training to a diverse community of families, child care providers, employers and businesses in the greater Boston area.

Each year, CCCB provides more than 6,000 low-income families with voucher management services that enable access to much needed child care. The program disburses more than $43 million annually, while working with close to 1,000 child care providers in the region.

Charge for services: 

Parent services free; contact CCCB about professional development

Key Programs Offered: 

Index of child care for parents, special needs support, financial assistance for child care, provider business assistance, English/Spanish professional development, resources for parents and providers.

Vouchers accepted: 

CCCB provides vouchers for child care.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Part of Action for Boston Community Development/ABCD

Created: 
04/26/2011

Don't Forget Your Taxes!

Haven't filed your taxes? Don't panic! There is still time for free tax help! Taxpayers will have until Monday, April 18, 2011 to file their Federal 2010 tax returns and pay any tax due. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 17 to file their 2010 tax returns. Massachusetts returns will be treated as timely filed if they are filed on or before April 19, 2011. All members of the EITC coalition offer free electronic tax filing, with direct deposit and no hidden fees. In Dorchester, you can contact the Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center (110 Claybourne Street, Dorchester, MA 02121) at 617.288.2700. DotWell also operates tax clinics at the Codman Square Technology Center (450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124) and Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (1353 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02122): see here for details or call Shauntell Foster at (617-822-8171). 


Summerworks: Summer Jobs available through ABCD

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) presents Summerworks Summer Jobs! Applications are available online or at your neighborhood ABCD office. Go to www.summerworks.net to begin! Boston residents 14-21 may apply. Dorchester location: Dorchester NSC, 10 Claybourne Street, Dorchester (617) 288-2700. Call (617) 368-6548 if you have questions. You may also wish to check out Hopeline. Application instructions for Summerworks after the break. >> Read More

LearningWorks (ABCD)

Phone: 

617-348-6721

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

9:30am-5pm M-F

Location

ABCD LearningWorks
19 Temple Place Downtown Crossing
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Mission: 

LearningWorks is ABCD's workforce development center. Located in downtown Boston, it offers a variety of education, training and support services for low-income adults. The center is also a resource for employers seeking qualified staff or training opportunities. LearningWorks facilities include a computer lab and a self-directed resource room with automated job banks and resume writing programs.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Clare Shepherd, Director

Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

walk in

Key Programs Offered: 

-JobNet provides career assessment and counseling, job readiness activities and job search and placement services. A multilingual staff works with automated job banks to create career opportunities for job seekers on all rungs of the career ladder. -Downtown Adult Literacy Program tutors adults from 18yrs and older one-on-one on basic reading skills and GED preparation. Students also learn basic computer skills, enjoy field trips and guest lectures, and take part in Boston's annual Adult Education and Literacy Week. -Young Parents Program serves 16-to-21-year-old parents and expectant parents. The program provides individual counseling and support, GED preparation, parenting skills classes, job and career development counseling and support groups.

Scholarships available: 

no

Vouchers accepted: 

no

Created: 
03/02/2010

all programs are free of charge.

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 288-2700

Website: 

http://bostonabcd.org/dorchester-nsc.aspx

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

9 AM - 6PM Tue - Fri; 10 AM - 5 PM, Mon.

Location

Ashmont Neighborhood Service Center
110 Claybourne Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Mission: 

Since its inception in 1962, ABCD has remained devoted to its mission of promoting self-help for low-income people and neighborhoods. ABCD empowers disadvantaged people by providing them with the tools to overcome poverty, live with dignity, and achieve their full potential. It emphasizes education, skilled job-training and asset development. While ABCD's overall focus remains long-term self-sufficiency, we understand that sometimes, things happen. ABCD offers a number of programs that help families through these times of crisis, including fuel assistance in winter, food pantries, and rental assistance. Once stability has been established, ABCD helps people move forward with a focus on education and skill development. The agency works closely with area businesses and academic institutions to develop programs that educate workers who are consistently applauded for their abilities and commitment to excellence.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Alison Carter-Marlow

Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call or visit the center.

Charge for services: 

Most programs and services are free. Childcare services charge fees on a sliding scale, and interested participants complete an intake to determine fees.

Key Programs Offered: 



  • Fuel Assistance and Weatherization

    ABCD fuel assistance helps more than 15,000 low-income households in Boston, Brookline and Newton pay fuel bills during the heating season. Applications are taken from November through March at ABCD's offices.

    Eligibility for this program is your maximum income cannot exceed 60% of estimated State Median Income. For more information contact (617) 288-2700x200.

  • Tax Preparation

    January through April. For more information contact (617) 288-2700x200.

  • School Vacation, After-School, and Summer Childcare Programs

    Summer Enrichment Program dates for 2010 are July 6th-August 27th. Program hours: Monday-Thursday 8AM-6PM, Friday 7AM-5PM. Open to children in first grade through age 12. Limited discounts for tuition and EEC slots available. Vouchers accepted. To receive vouchers, call Child Care Choices of Boston at (617) 348-6677. To register or receive more information call (617) 288-2700x206 or x203.

  • Summer Works, Winter Works, and Adult Employment Services

    Employment programs for youth and adults. Summer Works begins July 6 and ends August 13th. Interested participants apply in early spring for Summe Works and in September for Winter Works. For more information call (617) 288-2700 x214 or x216.

  • Food Stamps, Mass Health, Seasonal Programs, and Case Management

    The DNSC can help you apply for Food Stamps and Mass Health, and also offers case management services. Seasonal programs include November and December Holiday Food and Toy Assistance programs. Thanksgiving referrals begin October 25th through November 12th on a first-come, first-served basis. Toy Assistance referrals begin November 29th. For more information on these programs, contact (617) 288-2700x202.

  • Other Services

    The DNSC also offers GED and ESOL referrals, limited translation services, information and referrals on housing and higher education, and referrals to Dorchester Head Start preschool programs. 110 Claybourne Street is also a BPS Summer Feeding Site.

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

Yes

Transportation provided: 

No

Created: 
11/29/2010

Two locations:

110 Claybourne Street Dorchester, MA 02121

Dorchester Head Start (ABCD)

Phone: 

617-288-2700

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Friday from 8:30-2:30pm
Extended day is available from 7:30-5:30pm.

Location

ABCD Dorchester Head Start
110 Claybourne Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Mission: 

The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities and services to the culturally diverse families in the Dorchester neighborhood. It is a comprehensive Head Start program in partnership with parents. It serves families for twenty-five hours weekly, assisting them in self-sufficiency and success in life. The program's philosophy is to promote self-help and self-sufficiency. Its goals are as follows:
1. To provide an education that improves children's ability to think, reason, communicate and develop self-esteem through meaningful social interaction with peers and teachers.
2. To provide integrated services in the areas of education, health, nutrition and social and mental health.
3. To serve healthy breakfast, lunches and snacks to ensure good nutrition.

Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 

Eric Mitchell

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Walk-in application process. Your child must turn 3 on or before September 1, 2006. Please call Dorchester Head Start (617)282-1100 for more information.
To apply, you must bring the following:
-Child's Birth Certificate
-Social Security Cards for all family members
-Medical Insurance Card
-Two proofs of residence(phone bill, utility bill, etc)
-2 Proof of income (4 recent pay stubs or Welfare letter of verification)
-Application are taken: Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M.- 3:30 P.M.
-Vouchers are acceptable for the Extended Day Program.
-If you get paid bi-weekly bring 2 proofs of income
-If you get paid weekly bring 4 proffs of income

Charge for services: 

No

Key Programs Offered: 

The extended day program is available, the program go by a sliding scale or vouchers.

Scholarships available: 

No

Vouchers accepted: 

Yes

Transportation provided: 

No

Number of people served each year: 

51-250

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Type of facility in which this program/organization located: 

Private Building

Created: 
03/02/2010
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