Human Services

ABCD South Boston Head Start
Old Colony Center
265 East 9th Street
617-464-1557/617-269-8376

South Baptist Center
80 L Street
617-464-1492/617-269-8513

Orton Marotta Center
79 Orton Marotta Way
617-464-2210

West Broadway Center
424 West Broadway
617-269-5160 x121
Main Number 617-269-5160 X 114
Fax Number 617-464-7941
Email: mcmahon@bostonabcd.org
Director: Annajean McMahon
Contact: Carol K. Carroll
Patricia Cardella:
West Broadway Site

Description of programs:
Half-day preschool, ages 2.9 (by 9/1) to 5 years; Monday–Friday 8:30-1:00 School year.

Serves low-income children and their families with educational, health, nutritional and social services through center based Head Start classes.

Full and Extended Day Program
Ages 2.9-5 years

Year round enrollment; income eligible program with sliding scale fee; parents must be working or in school

Answer House
5 G Street
South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-7124
Fax: 617-268-5572
Mailing address:
P O Box 314
South Boston, MA 02127
Email: mattthehoff2001@yahoo.com
Website: answerhouse@m5hainc.org
Director: Matt Hoffman
Contact: Admissions-Rob Tore
General information: Matt Hoffman

Description of programs:
3-6 month residential recovery home for male adults (18+) alcoholics and/or drug addicts. Working house, payment of treatment fees $100/week after starting work. AA/NA meetings in house and in community. AAWOL program, relapse prevention/sober living skills.

Artist For Humanity
100 West Second Street
South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-7620
Fax: 617-268-7358
Email: info@AFHBoston.com
Website: AFHBoston.com
Director: Susan Rodgerson
Contact: Andrew Motta

Description of programs:
After School: The after school program runs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3-6pm at Artists For Humanity’s EpiCenter. After a 72-hour apprenticeship, get paid to make art for corporate and organizational clients. Real world experience and lots of opportunity for advancement.

Summer: AFH holds summer arts apprenticeship programs, starting the first week after the July 4th weekend. The program runs Mondays through Fridays, from 12-5:30. Interested youth need to attend orientation, held at 3 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month, at Artists For Humanity’s EpiCenter gallery.

Saturday Blast! Saturday Blast! is an introductory fine arts exploration class for middle school students at the AFH EpiCenter. Saturday Blast! is in session on Saturday from 11am-2pm, for people between the ages of 10-13.

Boston Police Activities League, Inc
Boston, MA 02118
617-635-5093
Fax: 617-635-5094
Contact: William F. Stoddard
Email:William.Stoddard@cityofboston.gov

Description of programs: Boston P.A.L. funds numerous recreational programs, in collaboration with Boston Police Officers and many community groups throughout Boston.

Boston Police Department Area-6
101 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
617-343-4747
Fax: 617-343-5320
Captain Robert Flaherty
Commander C-6

Contact: Sgt. Joseph Watts
PO Richard Doherty
PO Christin Melia-Marini
617- 343-4747
Fax: 617-343-5320
Email: WattsJ.bpd@cityofboston.gov

Condon Community Center
200 D Street
South Boston, MA 02127
617-635-5100
Fax: 617-635-5103
Email: judy.ryan@cityofboston.gov
Director: Helen Allix
Contact: Judy Ryan

Description of programs:
● After school child care Sept-May
● Pool/swim programs, families, teens, children and adult programs, swim team
● Community meetings, civic and special meetings
● GED classes and testing, computer classes children and adults
● South Boston Summer Collaborative, Juniors ages 5-6
● Gym-youth and adult programs, BNBL

Crittenton Women’s Union
Career Family Opportunity Program
135 Orton Marotta Way
South Boston, MA 02127
Website: www.liveworkthrive.org
Contacts: Susan Zall
617-697-0908
szall@liveworkthrive.org
Diana Rocha
781-690-1564
srocha@liveworkthrive.org
Kamaria Moore
781-366-1719
kmorre@livworkthrive.org
Spanish speaker available on staff

Description of program: Career Family Opportunity (CFO) helps single parents build the foundation essential to achieving economic self-sufficiency. Open to residents of the Old Colony, West Broadway and Mary Ellen McCormack housing developments, this innovative, no cost program of Crittenton Women’s Union offers mentoring, education and career development counseling, financial literacy workshops, financial incentives, and more.

Crittenton Women’s Union combines direct service programs, independent research and public policy advocacy in its mission to transform the course of low-income families’ lives so that they can attain economic independence and create better futures for themselves and their families.

Curley Community Recreation Center
1663 Columbia Road
South Boston, MA 02127
617- 635-5104
Fax: (617)635-1259 
Website: www.lstreetcurley.com

Contact: Freddy Ahern Description of programs:
● Aerobics:offered daily and weekends
● Evening dance workshop:
Preregistration plus membership Ballet and Jazz Tuesday and Thursday evenings
● Garden Club: The second Tuesday of each month-Sept. through June in multipurpose room
● Spin: A group stationary bike class instructed by certified teachers. 20 bikes first come first served
● Beach: Lifeguards on duty July 1st through Labor Day weekend
● Racquetball: Spring-Fall for boys & men “L” St. beach
● L Street Brownies: Swim daily and New Years Day TBA
● L Street Running Club: Tues. & Thurs. at 6:00 Sun. at 9:00 am
Hours may vary during marathon training (January 1st)
● Weight and cardio Rooms: Open daily-general membership required
● South Boston boxing club:
Mon-Fri 3:00-8:00 pm ages 12-20
● Wrestling: Middle School Grades
5-8 March-April
5:30 pm-7:15 pm
Pre-registration required

Gavin Foundation, Inc.
Gavin House
675 East 4th Street
South Boston, MA 02127

Cushing House
54-58 Old Colony Ave.
South Boston, MA 02127 617-268-5517
Fax 617-269-3296
Website: www.gavinfoundation.org
Email: gavinfoundation@gavinfoundation.org
Director: John McGahan
Contact: Timothy O’Donnell,
Business Manager

Description of program: Gavin House is a 4 to 6 months substance abuse recovery home for adult males that provides individual and group counseling, health education and case management services.

Cushing House is a 4 to 6 months substance abuse recovery home that has gender specific programs for youngsters 16 to 19 years of age. The program provides individual and group counseling, health education and case management services.

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center
250 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
617-288-1140
Fax: 617-288-3910 Contact: Lou Brady

Description of programs:
● Dental
● Daycare
● Family medicine
● Pediatrics
● OBGYN
● HIV Services
● Behavioral Health

Generations Incorporated
25 Kingston Street
4th floor
Boston, MA 02111
617-423-6633
Fax: 617-422-0626
Email:volunteerinfo@generationsinc.org
Website: www.generationsinc.org
Director: Mary Gunn
Contact: Katie Klister

Description of program: Generations Incorporated brings older adult volunteers into Boston Public Schools and after school programs to tutor and mentor children in literacy. In South Boston, Generations Incorporated programs are run at the Boys and Girls Club as well as the Perkins School. Generations Incorporated offers a one of a kind volunteer opportunity to older adults looking to make a contribution to their community while building meaningful intergenerational relationships, and also provides our children with the attention they need to succeed

Jewish Vocational Service
29 Winter Street
3rd floor
Boston, MA 02108
or
29 Winter Street
5th floor
Boston, MA 02108 617-399-3200
Fax: 617-542-3992 
Email: hfritz@jvs-boston.org
Website: www.jvs-boston.org
CEO: Jerry Rubin
Contact: Heidi Fritz

Description of program: JVS gives shape and substance to the Judaic teachings regarding social justice and the value of work. Our mission is to empower individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers, and to partner with employees to hire and train productive workforces.

JVS Vocational Rehabilitation
This program is FREE to any TAFDC (welfare Cash) recipients who speak English or Spanish and faces barriers to employment. This program is available in English or Spanish. We offer vocational assessments, training referrals, year round GED, year round ESOL (in three levels) and job placement assistance.

Careers in Medical Office
This program is available to anyone who has a GED/High School Diploma and at least a year of solid work experience looking for work in a medical office environment. This 19 week training program includes an internship in a hospital or health center. Financial Assistance Available! Orientations are every Wednesday at 12pm

Culinary Arts Skills Training
This program is offered to anyone interested in working in the food service.
Open to both English speakers and Non English speakers. No minimum education requirement. Financial Assistance Available! Orientations are every Tuesday at 9:30am.

Job Search and Job Readiness for Refugees and Immigrants
This FREE program is an intensive job search and job readiness program for TAFDC (welfare Cash) recipients who are interested in getting a job. They also offer Vocational English, incentive programs and transportation assistance.

JVS Special Initiative for Limited English Speakers
FREE training open to anyone who receives TAFDC (Welfare Cash). This program helps people improve their English skills and get a job.

Individual Development Accounts (IDA’s)
This FREE program is a matching savings account program. Put $1.00 in a savings account and JVS gives you $2.00 towards your education.

Mentoring Programs
Mentors and Mentees are encouraged to sign up and participate in the JVS Career Mentor Program.

Citizenship Classes
JVS offers FREE evening citizenship classes and assistance going through the process towards citizenship. You must have been a lawful permanent resident for 4.5 years and have the ability to speak, read and write in English.

Vocational Services for People With Disabilities
Services to individuals with disabilities are funded by a variety of grants and contracts including funding by Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Department of Mental Retardation, Statewide Employment Services, Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Projects with Industries.

Adult Basic Education Adult Diploma Program
JVS provides Adult Basis Education opportunities including Adult Diploma Program, Adult Basis Education, and Pre-Adult Diploma Program. Orientation sessions are Thursday from 10 until 12.

Volunteer Opportunities
JVS is always recruiting for volunteers to expand their skills by working as a volunteer in an office environment.

Julie’s Family Learning Program
133 Dorchester Street
South Boston, MA 02127
617-269-6663
Fax: 617-268-3176
Directors: Sr. Louise Kearns, SND
Sr. Jean Sullivan, SND
Robert D. Monahan
Contact: Robert D. Monahan
Email: rmonahan@jflp.org
Website: www.juliesfamily.org

Description of programs: Julie’s Family Learning Center is a community-based program that provides comprehensive educational, counseling and support services for low-income families.

Adult Services include the following: Adult Education classes, including GED and EDP, computer classes, tutoring, life skills and substance abuse education, job readiness training, family literacy services, advocacy, family and career counseling, and post employment and alumnae support services. Children’s Services include a family focused Montessori Pre-School Program, a Developmental Infant Program, and a Development Toddler Program. Services are provided to children and their parents. Parents participate in home visiting services, classroom observations, parent and teacher educational meetings, family literacy services, and cultural enrichment activities and family centered trips and activities.

Laboure Center
275 West Broadway 
South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-9670
Fax: 617-268-3088
Website: www.ccab.org/labourecenter
Director: Sr. Maryadele Robinson
Contact: Ellen Widen

Description of programs:
EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES
Childcare is available Monday through Friday for children aged 3 months through 6 years. Supportive Services are available for children with special needs.

ADULT DAY HEALTH
A day program designed to enable elders to remain in their homes by providing nursing care, nutrition monitoring and social interactions for frail elders.

ELDER SOCIAL SERVICES
Offers in-home and center based counseling, outreach, advocacy, information and referral, and service coordination for elders and their caregivers.

VISITING NURSE SERVICE
Certified home health care is provided by establishing a partnership with the patient and family to provide home management of acute and chronic conditions. BASIS NEEDS
Provides informationa nd referrals, advocacy, case management and emergency fuel, utility, and rental assistance to people in need. This program also supports culturally and linguistically deverse newcomers to our community in linking with other health and human
services providers to meet their varied needs.

YOUTH AND FAMILY COUNSELING
Provides counseling to children, teens, parents and families who are dealing with such issues as violance, parenting, communication, addiction, mental and physical illness, loss and relational problems.

So Boston T. E. A. M.
(Together Engaging Adolescents through Mentoring)
This program matches youth aged 10-16 years with caring, responsible adults, willing to act as role models. Volunteer mentors meet one-to one with youth to support academic sucess, increae self-esteem, and introduce him/her to new, positive experiences and ways of spending free time.

YOUTH TUTORING YOUTH
An after-school program for 3rd through 6th graders. Adult staff employs and train teen tutors to work with them to provide academic support and various activities that promote social skills and self esteem. YTY also offers a summer session.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Laboure Center volunteers are involved in a number of our programs and fundraising efforts.

Marian Manor
130 Dorchester Street
South Boston, MA 02127
617- 268-3333
Fax: 617- 268-4589
Email: marianmanor.org
Website: www.marianmanor.org
Director: Sr. Phillip Ann
Contact: Donna Foley

Description of programs: Sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters since 1954, Marian Manor is a non-profit nursing facility for the elderly and serves over 350 residents. Residents may be admitted for short-term rehabilitation or long term care. There are secure units for persons with dementia.

Mary Ellen McCormack Task Force, Inc.
345 Old Colony Avenue
South Boston, MA 02127
617-282-1382
Fax: 617-282-2053

Description of program: The Task Force serves the residents of the Mary Ellen McCormack Housing Development.The Mary Ellen Task Force offers the following programs: Employment assistance; computer education; pre-GED and GED preparation; ESL (English) instruction; housing advocacy; social service referrals; youth activities; and community organizing. As space permits, we open our classes to residents of other Boston Housing authority developments and the community at large.

Medicine Wheel Productions
110 K Street
South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-6700
Fax: 617-268-9047
Website: www.medicinewheelproductions.org
Director: Michael Dowling Program Description: Medicine Wheel Productions offers a variety of art classes for adults, provides after- school and summer employment opportunities for youth ages 14-18 and offers community events through the forum of public art.

MOAR–MA Organization for Addiction Recovery
c/o Boston ASAP
30 Winter Street 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-423-6627
Fax: 617-423-6626
Email: moarfran@aol.com
Director: Maryanne Frangules
Contact: Maryanne Frangules

Description of program: An addiction recovery, education, advocacy, and support resource, as well as, a membership organization that speaks up for people in recovery, their families and their friends. The mission is to educate the public about the value of recovery.

Notre Dame Education Center
200 Old Colony Avenue
South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-1912
Fax: 617-464-7924 Contact: Sr. Joyce Khoury SND, EdD
E-mail: jkhoury@ndecboston.org
Web Site: www.ndecboston.org

Description of programs: Notre Dame Education Center has the following
programs: academic diploma, distance learning, pre-GED, GED,
adult basic education, tutoring, English for speakers of other languages, citizenship
preparation classes, job counseling and transition to college classes.

Old Colony Tenants Association
7 Rev. Burke Street #291
South Boston, MA 02127
617-269-2181
Fax: 617-268-1190
Email:octaskforce@hotmail.com
Contact: Susan Lenardis

Description of Programs:
*After School Program
*Events focusing on Diversity &
Education
*Fair Foods Program
*Free Summer Meals Program
*Girls and Boys Scouts
*Junior Task Force
*Mommy and Me Group
*Summer Camp Program
*Youth Basketball
*Many resources and referrals 

Round Table Inc.
Mailing address:
P O box 332
South Boston, MA 02127

345 Old Colony Ave.
South Boston, MA 02127

7 Sterling Streeet
Boston, MA 02124
617-777-2585
Email: George@roundtableinc.org
Director: George Benner
Contact: George Benner

Description of Programs:Abstinence, Athletics and ArtistsAfter school, vacation and summer programsAdult prevention programs
Members ages 8-18 years

Simon of Cyrene Society
c/o St Monica’s/St. Augustine
70 Devine Way
South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-1230
Contact: Sr. Peggy Youngclaus
Description of Programs: Simon of Cyrene Society hosts a support group for people with disabilities and their families.

South Boston Action Center
424 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
617-269-5160
Fax: 617-269-1743

Description of programs:
● Head Start
● Day Care
● Youth After School Program
● Fuel Assistance Program
● Summerworks
● Gardening Classes
● Assistance of taxes-E-filing January to March only

South Boston Behavioral Health Program
58 Old Colony Avenue
South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-1700
Fax: 617-268-1991
Director: George Sigel, MD
Contacts: Gail Cohen
John Northridge, LICSW

Description of programs: Psychosocial assessment and treatment of adults and children.
●Medication Services
●Individual family and group counseling
Most insurance accepted. Appointments are flexible. There is no waiting list.

South Boston Association of Non-Profits (SBANP)
Contact: info@sbanp.org

Description of Programs: The mission of the SBANP is to increase the vitality of our neighborhood by strengthening the connections between our non-profits, coordinating our efforts, and collectively advocating for all of South Boston.

The SBANP was born out of a need to improve the quality and scope of the services to the families of South Boston. By sharing ideas, resources, and initiatives and by creating a long-term vision of services, non-profits can make a bigger impact and better serve the families of the South Boston community.

Monthly meetings are inclusive and open to all groups and individuals in the community. Informational presentations that educate the community are planned. As its own 501c3 organization, SBANP is guided by its Board of Directors and has created a structured grant review process for any fundraising initiatives that take place through SBANP.

South Boston Boys and Girls Club
230 West Sixth Street
South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-4301
Fax: 617-464-6306
Email: lbagley@bgcb.org
Website : www.bgcb.org
Director: Harry Duvall
Contact: Linda Bagley
Free After School Programs (ages 6-12)
Free Year Round Teen Program
(ages 13-18)
Low Cost Summer Camp Program
(ages 6-14)
New Member Orientation
Two Times per Month

Description of programs:
Art
Discovery workshop offers daily activities for all ages, including drawing paintings, printmaking, collage, and sculpture and holiday crafts. Members are encouraged to think creatively to “discover” what new ideas and to explore new methods of expression. Each month is a “Trip Around the World” in which a different culture is
explored through crafts, music and food. Special programs include pottery,
fine arts, cooking, music and photography class.

Education
The education center offers education games and activities, technology, homework assistance, academic support, teen advocacy and a college club.

Leadership and Character Development
In Little City Hall members run for office, elected members serve the Club and community, which instills a sense of community pride and involvement essential to their development as responsible citizens and leaders.

Keystone Club is a leadership and service club for club members ages 14-18. Activities include service to club and community, leadership development, education and career exploration, unity and free enterprise. Participants attend workshops and cultural events and attend a national conference each year.

Junior Staff Development is a program that assist 14-18 year old members explore a career in human services.

Life Skills Development offers programs that help members enhance self-identity and lead healthy lives.

The Club has a licensed Social Worker who provides specialized services to Club members and families.

School-Age Child Care
The school age childcare program is governed by the Office of Child Care Services and offers more personalized programming for voucher and private paying families. Activities include education programs, homework help, arts and crafts, computers, social recreation and counseling.

Sports, Fitness and Recreation
The Sports and Recreation program not only promotes fitness, it also teaches cooperation, respect and the importance of honest effort and teamwork. Activities include swim lessons, swim team, open swim, lifeguard training, CPR class, gym hockey, basketball, soccer, games room tournaments and leagues and Teen Fitness. We also have many special events and field trips.

Technology
All members have access to the Computer Clubhouse. The Computer Clubhouse provides high quality and current equipment and software. Activities include digital photography, scanning, web design, Lego Robotics, computer programming, photoshop, music software, animation and multimedia. Members go on many field trips and participate in Cyber Summit, an annual sleepover technology conference exclusively for club members.

South Boston CAN Reduce Underage Drinking
424 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
617-269-5160 x 126
Fax: 617-269-1743
Email: kaywalsh13@hotmail.com
Director/Contact: Kay Walsh
Description of program:
*Substance Prevention
*Alcohol free zone at Parade

South Boston Branch Library
646 East Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-0180
Fax: 617-859-2065
Email: south.boston@bpl.org
Website: bpl.org
Description of programs: Adults and children programming, including the following:
●School age story hours on Friday
afternoons
●preschool programs on Wednesday
mornings
●adult book discussions on the 1st Monday of the month
●adult film program on Thursday evenings

South Boston Collaborative Center
8 Rev. Burke Street, Apt. 151
South Boston, MA 02127
617-534-9500
Fax: 617-534-9515
Email:AndyWard@bphc.org
Contact: Andrew Ward, LICSW

Description of programs: The Collaborative Center provides group and individual counseling, outpatient substance abuse treatment and prevention programs, and after school activity groups.

South Boston IOP/BUILD Program – This program is a skill-based program designed to assist teens to successfully cope with issues of substance abuse, anger management and peer and family relations. The group meets three times a week.

South Boston Community Health Center
409 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
617-269-7500
Fax: 617-464-7512
CEO: William Halpin, Jr.
Contact: Susan Lapaglia

Primary Medical Care, Specialists
and Radiology
617-269-7500

Dental Care
617-464-5825

Eye Care
617-464-5800

Hours:
General Health Center
Monday-Wednesday 8:30 am-8:00 pm
Thursday-Friday 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Description of programs:
The South Boston Community Health Center (SBCHC) provides 54,000 service visits annually to nearly half of South Boston population. In over 30 years of operation, SBCHC has developed a long, proud tradition of services to the residents of South Boston, with a particular emphasis of providing care to the uninsured and underinsured. SBCHC has a long history of addressing unmet needs in the community responding to emerging public health issues, and acting independently on behalf of the underserved.

Our mission at the SBCHC is to provide accessible, high quality care to all patients, regardless of status and ability to pay. We seek to met the special emphasis on Primary and Preventive Care, We seek to be a leader within the community of health issues, both listening and teaching with respect, compassion and clinical expertise and will always be particularly mindful of the most vulnerable populations.

Services Offered
Medical Services:
*Adult Medicine
*Behavioral Health
*Cardiology
*Dental
*Dermatology
*Eye Care
*OB/GYN
*Pediatrics
*Physiatry
*Podiatry
*Pulmonology
*Family Medicine

Related Services:
*Laboratory
*Asthma Program
*Diabetes Program
*Family Planning
*Financial Counseling
*Interpreter Services
*WIC
*Mammography
*Managed Care Referrals
*Osteoporosis Screening
*Pregnancy and Parenting
*Radiology
*Social Services

Youth Services:
*Counseling and Wellness Program
*Teen Clinic
*Young at Arts

South Boston Counseling Center
386 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
617-464-5875
Fax: 617-464-5878
Contact: To schedule an intake appointment please call 617-464-5875

South Boston Families Advocating Neighborhood Strength (FANS)
424 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
617-269-9331
Fax: 617-269-1743
Email: southbostonfans@hotmail.com
Website: www.southbostonfans.com
Director: Anne Buechs
Contact: Anne Buechs
Michelle Grigalunas
Description of program:
*Family Nurturing Program
*Young Moms’ Nurturing Program
*Parent & Child weekly/monthly activities
*First South Boston Fathers’ Nurturing Program
*Southie Shares and Cares

Southie Kids Care
78 H Street
South Boston, MA 02127
617-269-6035
Email: southiekidscare@hotmail.com
Director: Mo Hanley

South Boston Neighborhood House “The Ollie”
Main Site: 136 H Street
Preschool: 1187 Columbia Road
South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-1619
FAX: 617-268-4059
Email: klafferty@sbnh.org
Website: www.sbnh.org
Executive Director: Barbara Macdonald

For over a century, the South Boston Neighborhood House has maintained its mission, “to support family and neighborhood life in South Boston” and its settlement house roots, designing participant driven programs that respond to evolving needs. The Neighborhood House serves neighborhood residents from preschoolers to seniors through six major program areas and a number of community collaborations with a broad spectrum of South Boston non-profit agencies and service providers.

All Neighborhood House programs: “Jet Set” Senior Program, Adolescent Services, Early Education and Care, Before & After School Age Programs, Early Books–our family reading program and Community Outreach share a strategic focus on education and promote the healthy development of families and the community in which they live.

Early Books family reading activities are designed to encourage parents to be their child’s first teacher and nurture a love of books. Early Education & Care provides a full-time Preschool Care program for children ages 2.9 – 5 years. School Age Programs operate year round for children 5 to 12 years of age and partner with local schools to offer academic, social, and recreational enrichment during out of school time, including a before school program at the Perry School.

Programs for adolescents include academic success and college exploration, leadership development, internships, volunteer and community service opportunities, gender specific programs for girls and a wide assortment of athletic, social and recreational activities. Community Outreach includes our Parent Groups & Workshops, the Ambassador Program for newcomers to the community, volunteer activities and Community Care Days.

Programs for seniors include social, recreational and educational offerings; yoga, strength training, swimming, computer and drawing classes, dances, bingo, flea markets, daily lunches, shopping trips, cultural events, informational workshops on medical, insurance and financial issues, and an open door policy for informal counseling, referrals to needed programs or services and application and research assistance.

South Boston Resource Center/Mayors Office of Jobs and Community Service
489 East Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
617-635-0771
Fax: 617-635-0775
Email: edowns@detma.org
Director: Edward J Downs Jr.
Contact: Kerry Nee
Description of programs:
South Boston Resource Center is a community based agency offering a wide range of services designed to meet individual needs of employers and job seekers.

South Boston WIC Nutrition Program
386 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
617-464-5850
Fax: 617-464-5859
Website: www.mass.gov/wic.
Director: Mary Desmarais
Contact: Mary Lou Rosher
South Boston Community
Outreach Coordinator
Description of programs:
*Personalized nutrition consultations
*Checks to buy free, healthy food
*Tips for eating well to improve health
*Referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, housing and
fuel assistance and other services that can benefit the whole family.

The Alliance For Animals
232 Silver Street
South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-7800
Fax: 617-269-0455
Email:Allianceforanimals@verizon.com
Website: www.AFABoston.com
Director: Donna Bishop
Contact: Donna Bishop
Description of programs:
The mission of the Alliance for Animals is to serve our community by providing affordable and low cost veterinary services for all pets and pet owners, rescue and adoption services for abandoned cats and dogs, and humane education for all who care about animals. The Alliance is Boston’s only NO-KILL shelter for cats and dogs.

Thompson Island Outward Bound
P O Box 127
Boston, MA 02127
617-328-3900
Fax: 617-426-5637
Email: info@thompsonisland.org
Website: www.thompsonisland.org
Director: Arthur Pearson
Contact: Kathy Macdonald
Description of programs:
Outdoor character development and environmental education programs for schools and youth groups.

West Broadway Task Force, Inc.
Physical Address:
135 Orton Marotta Way #5036
South Boston, MA 02127
Mailing Address:
81 Orton Marotta Way #5036
South Boston, MA 02127
617-464-1910
Fax: 617-269-8086
Email: wbtaskforce@hotmail.com
Director: Lilly Berry
Contact: Cathy O’Brien,
Administrative Assistant
9:00-1:00 PM
Description of programs:
Youth: We provide a wide range of social and recreational activities for youth 6-17 years of age. The youth worker makes referrals for these youth to needed educational, vocational and counseling programs.
Senior/Disabled: We provide opportunities for seniors and the disabled to meet and take part in activities in a convenient and inviting gathering place. The senior/disabled worker informs seniors and the disabled of available programs and services that may be of interest to them.
Coffee Clash: Residents meet every Monday evening to do a variety of activities. They knit, crochet or do a variety of arts and crafts. It is a time for residents to get to know each other.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM):
Outreach and education on the most safe and healthy means of pest management
ESOL: English as a second language is provided to residents of Boston Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM through 1:00 PM
Fair Foods: Breads, vegetables, snacks and soda are provided every other Tuesday at drastically reduced prices.

West Broadway Task Force Tobacco Treatment Services
Physical Address:
135 Orton Marotta Way
South Boston, MA 02127

Mailing Address:
81 Orton Marotta Way #5036
South Boston, MA 02127

Community Center
115 Orton Marotta Way
South Boston, MA 02127
Call Laurie at 617-775-1368 for help to quit smoking
Fax:617-269-8086
Email: wbtaskforce@hotmail.com
Director: Libby Berry
Contact: Laurie Duro
Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Description of program:
Our tobacco treatment program is available to any resident living in South Boston who needs help quitting smoking. We can provide free smoking cessation counseling and support for anyone who is trying to quit smoking. We are able to provide nicotine patches free of charge to anyone who comes to us for treatment as long as they have no medical contraindications. We are also available to come to your agency or worksite in South Boston to provide both onsite quit smoking groups or educational presentations on the dangers of smoking.

Y.O. Unlimited
7 Palmer Street, 2nd floor
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-541-2600
Fax: 617-541-2660
Contact: Brian Tracey
617-541-2630
Email: brian.tracey.jcs@cityofboston.gov