Basic Needs: clothing, food, shelter, etc.

Geneva Avenue Elderly Apartments

Phone: 

617-740-8390

Email: 

genevaelderly@maloneyproperties.com

Website: 

http://inside.maloneyproperties.com/properties/geneva_ave_elderly.htm

Mission: 

Developed by Action for Boston Community Development, Geneva Avenue offers 45 one-bedroom apartment units for low-income elderly. Amenities include free heat, on-site laundry facilities, an exercise room and community room. Public transportation is nearby and resident's parking is also available. Each apartment is fully carpeted, contains full kitchens with all new appliances and each unit is cable ready.

Location

Geneva Avenue Elderly Apartments
22 Beechwood Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Action for Boston Community Development, Maloney Properties

Created: 
11/10/2010

Standish Village

Phone: 

617-298-5656

Email: 

info@standishvillage.com

Website: 

http://seniorlivingresidences.com/communities-standish-village

Mission: 

Featuring 85 apartments, Standish Village offers both independent and assisted living apartments. The community also offers a specialized memory loss and Alzheimer's residential area. Social, cultural and wellness programs are provided as well as housekeeping services, dining, medication distribution and personal care. The facility offers numerous community rooms (living room with fireplace, library, two dining rooms with wait staff, a large community room for activities and events, beauty/barber shop, a brick courtyard with benches and gardens and a roof deck. There are laundry facilities on each floor level. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are available with an assortment of floor plans. Each apartment has a kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave, full bath with walk-in shower, cable, telephone and internet outlets and window treatments and carpets included.

Location

Standish Village
1190 Adams St. 617-298-5656
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Standish Village at Lower Mills

Created: 
11/10/2010

Jubilee House

Phone: 

617-282-8433

Email: 

Myron.Smith@use.salvationarmy.org (OR) Kimberly.Smith@use.salvationarmy.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office Hours: 9am-2pm, Mon-Fri Every Sunday 11:00 am - Sunday Service Children's church available for those age 2 - 10 Last Sunday of Each Month 6:00 pm - "Shabach" Praise and Worship Celebration Tuesday Evenings Sister's @ Heart - a Women's Bible study group Men's Bible study group The Well - a Bible study group for college students

Mission: 

The Jubilee House is a 23-room mansion located in Dorchester's Codman Square, at the heart of Boston's most diverse community. Jubilee House is designed as an intentional living community, fostering Christian growth and personal transformation through everyday involvement in the urban environment. What We Do: The Salvation Army Jubilee House is a community based ministry on various levels. It is a church with Sunday worship services and Bible studies on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Its position within the Salvation Army also involves it in many seasonal assistance and outreach programs: i.e. Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, a wide variety of summer enrichment programs for children and teens. More recently we have been involved in serving the evacuees of the Katrina disaster. Why Jubilee House? The name “Jubilee House” is derived from the Biblical concept…the Year of Jubilee. This festival was prescribed by God in the book of Leviticus. Celebrated every fifty years, it was to be a year of rejoicing when every debt was cancelled, every slave set free, every prison opened and every lost heritage restored. Our credo quoted from the prophet Isaiah ( in Isaiah 61:1-4) speaks of one to come who would bring about a more universal Jubilee. It is our mission to let those of our community know that there is hope, joy, victory, freedom, and deliverance in Jesus Christ, our Jubilee!

Location

10 Melville Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

The Salvation Army; Codman Square Health Center, Dorchester Center for the Visual Arts, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, the Codman Square Youth and Family Coalition, the Home for Little Wanderers, DSS and DYS, the Greater Boston Food Bank, as well as many churches and faith based ministries. Some of these local ministries are The Boston Project, Emmanuel Gospel Center, Ten Point Coalition, Black Ministerial Alliance, Quincy Street Missional Church, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and numerous others. Has hosted students from Gordon College, UMass Boston, Harvard University

Key Programs Offered: 

Jubilee House The Salvation Army's Jubilee House in Dorchester opened its doors in June of 1997. The house was original built in 1880 and in recent years was the home of Jonathan and Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block musical fame. The Salvation Army purchased the home from the Knight's mother in 1996. For six years, Jubilee House officers and staff have ministered to the members of the Dorchester community through a number of programs: Brengle Academy - alternative Christian middle school After-school Homework Club - recreational and educational activities, including homework assistance, held three days a week Community food co-op Emergency and Holiday assistance Higher Ground - a summer camping program for urban teens Summer Enrichment Program - fun and games during the summer

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
12/20/2010

Haitian Women of Boston (AFAB - Asosiyasyon Fanm Ayisyen nan Boston)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

330 Fuller Street Dorchester, Massachusetts, 02124

Phone: 

(617) 287-0096

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Mission: 

AFAB's mission is to empower Haitian women by helping them develop their individual and collective capacity to improve social, economic and political status and thus be able to effect positive changes in their life and their families' lives.

Location

330 Fuller Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Community Works

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call AFAB at (617)287-0096. For information regarding the annual regarding the Domestic Violence program, please contact Carmelle Bonhomètre, Program Director at (617) 287-0096 or cbonhometre@afab-kafanm.org.

Key Programs Offered: 

AFAB's programs include: Housing: affordable housing, transitional housing, and housing advocacy; Domestic Violence: advocacy, education, and outreach; Haitian Round Table on Domestic Violence (1st Wednesdays); Adult Education: ESL and literacy classes, workshops, computer training, and personal finance and economic literacy classes; Radio Program (3rd Sundays 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.); Youth Development including a Ayiti Demen cultural group (Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.), math tutoring with the Haitian Scientific Society (Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and Young Women's Leadership Development; and a French class (Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m). In addition to the activities at our community center in Dorchester, AFAB conducts workshops and makes presentations throughout Boston, and in communities including Cambridge, Somerville, and Brockton. 


Annual Events:

  • International Women's Day (March)
  • Clergy Breakfast (June)
  • Domestic Violence Forum (August)
  • Fundraising Dinner (October)
Created: 
12/15/2010

Health Leads

Phone: 

National Office: 617-502-3294; Boston Office: check here

Email: 

national@healthleadsusa.org; Boston Office: check here

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Codman Square (2nd Floor of 637 Washington St., Dorchester MA 02124)

May-June 2011 Hours: Friday, June 17th. Mondays, 9 am  - 6 pm; Tuesday – Thursday, 9 am – 3 pm; and Fridays, 12 pm – 3 pm. Contact Eliza Wilson at 617-822-8735 for updated hours.  

Mission: 

Health Leads (formerly Project HEALTH) is a national non-profit with the goal that one day, all doctors will be able to prescribe solutions that improve health, not just manage disease. The diagnosis and treatment of non-medical, but health-critical, conditions should be a standard part of patient care. In clinics where our Health Leads program operates, physicians can “prescribe” food, housing, health insurance, job training, fuel assistance, or other resources for their patients as routinely as they do medication. Located in waiting rooms and staffed by college volunteers, our Health Leads volunteers “fill” these prescriptions by connecting patients with key resources. Health Leads’ straightforward, preventative referrals to government and community resources – such as affordable housing, child care, employment, GED classes, and job training – enable families to avert crises and to access increased income and education, which have been documented to result in better long-term health outcomes. Health Leads‘ 22 desks are located in pediatric outpatient, adolescent, and prenatal clinics, newborn nurseries, pediatric emergency rooms, health department clinics, and federally qualified health centers. Last year we reached nearly 6,000 families.

Location

Boston Medical Center
88 E. Newton Street, Vose 522
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston
Clinical Partners: Boston Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Boston, Codman Square Health Center, Dimock Health Center,

University Partners: Boston University Harvard University Partners nation-wide are listed here.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Project HEALTH; Health Leads USA

Created: 
11/23/2010

Project Bread

Phone: 

617-723-5000 (Food Source Hotline: 1-800-645-8333)

Email: 

info@projectbread.org

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

Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm

Mission: 

Project Bread is dedicated to alleviating, preventing, and ultimately ending hunger in Massachusetts.

Location

Project Bread 145 Border St
East Boston, MA 02128
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Through The Walk for Hunger, the oldest continual pledge walk in the country, Project Bread provides millions of dollars each year more than 400 emergency food programs in 128 communities statewide. Over the last four years, the organization has invested over $2 million in grants to community organizations that feed children where they live, learn, and play.

Chefs in Schools Initiative Project Bread’s Chefs in Schools provides healthy, cost-effective meals to kids during the school day. The bill, "An Act Relative to School Nutrition," calls for meals to be evaluated for scaling up throughout the Commonwealth. The school meal program is a reliable and predictable system that provides free breakfast and lunch to the most vulnerable children in the Commonwealth. School meals are a primary source of nutrition for low-income children, providing up to 55 percent of their daily caloric intake, and the Chefs in Schools Program links good cooking with real food and serves up meals that kids like to eat. For the past four years, the program has operated in the Boston Public Schools, expanding from two to eight elementary, middle, and high schools. This year it is also expanding across the state!

Project Bread FoodSource Hotline Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline is the only information and referral service in Massachusetts for people facing hunger. The Hotline respond to over 37,000 calls a year from people across the state struggling to feed their families. Counselors refer callers to food resources in their community and give them information about food stamps and other nutrition programs. The hotline can help families in 160 launguages - from Arabic to Vietnamese. Call: 1-800-645-8333 (deaf services; 1-800-377-1292)

Created: 
11/29/2010

Sarahcare Vietnamese Senior Center

Phone: 

617-265-0200

Fax: 

617-265-2300

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm

Mission: 

Merle Griff, Ph.D., an internationally known gerontologist, established the first Sarah Adult Day Care Center in Canton, OH, in 1985. Since then the centers have become known for providing compassionate, creative care and for their skill in addressing the needs of individuals who would otherwise have to be placed in an institution. Responding to inquiries from around the country, SARAH Adult Day Services, Inc. began actively offering franchises in 2004.

Location

SarahCare of Dorchester
1225 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Created: 
12/20/2010

Rehoboth Bethel Church

Phone: 

(617) 825-7550

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

Sunday School 10am Sunday Worship 12pm Tuesday Missionary Service 8pm Wednesday Bible Class 8pm Friday Young People Service 8pm

Location

Rehoboth Bethel Church
20 Michigan Ave
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Food Pantry

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