Community Based / Non-Profit

Dorchester Adult Literacy Coalition

Mission: 

The mission of the Dorchester Adult Literacy Coalition is to increase:
* awareness of the need for adult education literacy services and transition to higher education, training and employment
* acceptance by community partners of the need for their participation and input
* action leading to more coherent community-focused adult education literacy services

Key Programs Offered: 

DALC is a group of fifteen agencies working together to offer educational services to adults. Below is a list of the organizations:
http://www.dalcboston.org/services/programs.php

Created: 
02/16/2011

STEPROX Recovery Support Center

Phone: 

(617) 442-STEP (7837)

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Hours:

M-F: 8:00am-6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am-2:00pm
Sun: Closed

2014-2015 Schedule

Monday:
9:30-11:00am-Women's Relationships
12:00-1:30pm-Free At Last (NA)
12:30-1:45pm-Advisory Board Meeting (bi-weekly)
2:00-3:30pm-Community Meeting (All Welcome)
6:00-7:30pm-NA Sisters In Recovery

Tuesday:
10:00-11:30am-Morning Break
12:00-1:30pm-Free At Last
2:00-5:30pm-Recovery Activities (Cards and Games)
6:00-7:30pm-All Recovery Meeting

Wednesday:
10:00-11:30am-Morning Break (NA)
12:00-1:30pm-Free At Last (NA)
12:00-12:30pm-Meditation

Thursday:
10:00-11:30am-Morning Break (NA)
12:00-1:30pm-Free At Last (NA)
2:00-5:30pm-Recovery Actvities (Cards and Games)
6:00-8:00pm-Men Supporting Men Group

Friday:
8:00-9:00am-Stepping Into Recovery (NA)
10:00-11:30am-Free at Last (NA)
4:00-5:30pm-All Veterans Support Group

Saturday:
10:15-1:45pm-Movies

Mission: 

The STEPRox Recovery Support Center provides a safe place for the recovery community to meet and engage in activities that promote community participation through peer leadership. Those involved make a direct contribution to the community by providing guidance and direction to the community through advocacy, social activities, educational groups, support meetings, and trainings.

Location

9 Palmer Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To get involved in a program, or to volunteer: Drop in or call 617-442-STEP (7837)

Key Programs Offered: 

Narcotics Anonymous, support groups, various recreational activities

Created: 
02/14/2011

Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition

Phone: 

(617) 533-2234

Email: 
Mission: 

DSAC’s mission is to engage all sectors of the community to prevent substance abuse, reduce harm and promote healthy choices among Dorchester residents through a variety of prevention, education, advocacy, policy, intervention and treatment efforts. We seek to create a healthy environment for our young people to grow and flourish.

Location

398 Neponset Ave
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 

Carney Hospital
Cedar Grove Civic Association
Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester
Close to Home
Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association
C-11 Boston Policy Department
The Bay State Banner
The Dorchester Reporter
The Irish Immigration Center
Maureen Feeney
Massachusetts Alliance of Portugese Speakers
Massachusetts State Police
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery
New England Policy Advocates
Popes Hill Neighborhood Association
St. Ann's Church
St. Marks Area Main Street
State Representative Martin Walsh
SCI
Boston Public Health Commission
Thang Long Newspaper
The Medical Foundation
Boston Mayor's Office
Murphy Community Center
Project D.E.E.P.
VACA
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
The Institute for Health and Recovery
BPS-East Zone Family Resource Center
Dorchester Youth Collaborative

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

DSAC is always in need of good ideas and volunteers to carry them out. If you are interested in sharing your suggestions of how to reduce substance abuse among youth join us at our quarterly meetings:

The 3rd Tuesday of each March, June, September and December

6-7:30pm at the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Aliance(MAHA)
1803 Dorchester Ave. (2nd Floor)

Key Programs Offered: 

-Capacity building programs to non-profits and community based organizations
-Community Surveys / Needs Assessments
-Collaborative Program Planning
-Health Education and Prevention Programs
-Facilitation of support groups and information sessions for youth and adults
-Supportive referals to substance abuse treatment programs
-Community Outreach

Created: 
02/03/2011

M.Y H.O.O.D

Phone: 

857.284.2850

Mission: 

A 501 c 3 non-profit organization addressing the unstable social behaviors by youth. Their mission statement is to provide a creative and educational outlet for youth striving to accomplish goals and dreams in life. M.Y H.O.O.D targets youth between the ages of 10 to 19 years of age in Massachusetts that need support groups and direction. M.Y H.O.O.D presents the tools and knowledge necessary to explore how to achieve and make dreams become reality.

Location

19 Hillsboro Steet
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Created: 
01/28/2011

Memorial Day Open House

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday,May 30,2011

Created: 
01/24/2011

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)

Phone: 

(617) 399-3131 for general information

Mission: 

Empower individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers, and to partner with employers to hire, develop, and retain productive workforces. Founded in 1938, JVS delivers a broad range of educational and vocational services to over 20,000 clients annually to help them and their families reach financial independence.

Location

JVS Main Office
29 Winter St., Suite 500,
Boston, MA 02108
United States
Key Partners: 

Career Moves, CJP, Connections, Jewish Women's Career Network, Pensioner ESOL Program, Yesodot

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For JVS Programs, see here. You can help JVS assist people as they gain education and skills for employment and job advancement. Volunteer opportunities are available at the JVS Downtown offices, as well as our satellite locations in Brighton, Brockton, East Boston, Hyde Park, and Roslindale. Mentoring Become a resource for people new to their careers. Experienced professionals can also provide targeted support to individuals seeking to develop their careers. Tutoring Provide individualized attention for students in any of our classes. Job Preparation and Search Assistance Help individuals with interview practice, on-line job research, and newspaper add searches. Support JVS Operations Provide JVS administrative offices with project support or help with one of our specialized programs. Current Volunteer Opportunities

Key Programs Offered: 

Job search training, educational testing, career counseling, skills training, English for Speakers of Other Languages, GED classes, Adult Basic Literacy and Adult Diploma Program instruction, support for entry-level workers, microenterprise training, and financial assistance.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Jewish Vocational Services

Created: 
01/17/2011

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

Sant Belvi

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Sant Bel Vi opens Sunday to Friday 8am to 4pm.

Mission: 

Sant Bèl Vi is a Haitian adult day care center that offers a community setting for elderly patients whose medical conditions require a need for nursing supervision, and/or rehabilitative therapy. The goals of the program are to provide health, social, and nutritional intervention, to prevent premature institutionalization.

Location

6 Frontenac Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Created: 
01/11/2011

St. Mark Wainwright Afterschool Program

Phone: 

617-825-1052

Mission: 

Youth ages 6-18 are invited to join St. Mark Wainwright Afterschool Program, where they will receive homework support, academic enrichment and snacks, take part in recreation, and learn about current events & youth issues.

Location

18 Samoset Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Created: 
01/07/2011

Dorchester Bay EDC

Phone: 

617.825.4200

Fax: 

617.825.3522

Mission: 

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation acts to build a strong, thriving, and diverse community in Boston’s north Dorchester neighborhoods. Working closely with neighborhood residents and partners, we access resources to:
Develop and preserve affordable home ownership and rental housing,
Create and sustain commercial and economic development opportunities, and
Build community power through organizing and leadership development.

Location

594 Columbia Rd Ste 302
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Homeowner Services provides home improvement and deleading loans for unbankable homeowners. The focus is keeping low to moderate income homeowners in their home; by decreasing maintenance costs, avoiding foreclosure, rehabbing uninhabitable units, educating the homeowner in financial literacy and increasing energy conservation. In our eleven year program we have lent more than $1.5 million and rehabbed 239 units of housing.

Youth Force Program is a youth leadership initiative that trains local teens to be community leaders and community organizers, who in turn train other local teens to be leaders and organizers in their own neighborhoods. The program is designed in a community organizing framework, and it focuses on building youth leaders, building youth relationships and building youth power. Youth Force members learn leadership and community organizing skills such as meeting facilitation, engaging in campaign work, relational meetings, power analysis and research actions. The program goal is to build youth power in Dorchester and beyond and to strengthen the local community by tackling specific, winnable issues. We grow leaders through engaging them in the issues that affect them directly.

Learning Is a Fun Experience (L.I.F.E.) is a new drop-in after school program with homework help, Internet research, public speaking, visual arts, ceramics, digital arts production, literacy and math computer games, sports, fun and enrichment activities.

Seniors Program supports approximately 90 elders living in and nearby Dorchester Bay rental units. Meeting three times weekly, they enhance their quality of life by offering community-based case management services and enrichment, prevention, education, and intervention programming. Rock and Roll Seniors pays stipends to seniors to use their expertise and energy to design their own program. They remain safe, connected and active.

TechnoBay Computer Training is an inter-genrational computer training course geared for families. Both parent and chilld learn about computer hardware and software. All courses are free of charge. For more information about the course contact Karen Cookie Sheers at 617-825-4200 x225

Created: 
01/03/2011
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