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Table of Contents

  1. Children
  2. Clothing 
  3. Service Agencies
  4. Epilepsy
  5. Homeless
  6. Human Trafficking
  7. Immigration Lawyer
  8. Micro-enterprise Development
  9. New Lands Farms
  10. Refugee and Immigrant Services
  11. Substance Abuse Recovery
  12. Translation/Interpretation
  13. Index by City 

 

Children

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
75 Federal St., 8th floor
Boston, MA 02110
617-542-9090

www.bbbsmb.org

  • Provides community- and school-based mentoring programs to children through one-to-one relationships with caring, responsible adults, supported by trained professional staff.

Bikes Not Bombs
284 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-522-0222

https://bikesnotbombs.org

  • Provides community-based education and assists development projects with recycled bicycles, related technologies, and technical assistance. Also provides programs for youth and adults including the Earn-A-Bike Program.

Room to Grow
142 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116
617-859-4545

infoboston@roomtogrow.org
www.roomtogrow.org

  • Provides parents raising babies in poverty with one-on-one parenting support and essential baby items throughout their children's critical first three years of life.

Roxbury Youthworks, Inc.
Boston, MA
Main: 617-427-8095
GIFT Program: 617-474-2101

kcarlson@roxburyyouthworks.org
malvarado@roxburyyouthworks.org
www.roxburyyouthworks.org

  • Provides community-based non-residential services to youth caught in cycles of poverty, victimization, and violence, helping them to transition successfully to adulthood.

 

CLOTHING

Belleville Congregational Church Thrift Shop
300 High St.
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-465-7734

bcchurch@worldpath.net

  • Sells good, used clothing for men, women, teens, and children at very inexpensive prices.

Boomerangs (thrift stores)
boomerangs@aac.org

  1. 1407 Washington St. 
    Boston, MA 02118 
    617-456-0996
  2. 716 Centre St.
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 
    617-524-5120

  3. 1870 Centre St.
    W. Roxbury, MA 02132 
    617-323-0262

  • 563 Massachusetts Ave. 
    Cambridge, MA 02139 
    617-758-6128

    Features a wide array of high quality new, vintage and gently-loved merchandise, including women's and men's clothing, books, housewares, electronics, and furniture. Provides critical funding for AIDS Action Committee's work to prevent new HIV infections and improve the lives of thousands of people already living with HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts.

Cradles to Crayons
155 North Beacon St.
Brighton, MA 02135
617-779-4700
info@cradlestocrayons.org

  • Provides free basics (clothing, hygiene supplies, and baby supplies for home, school, and play) to children (ages 0-12) living in low income and homeless situations.

Dress for Success
www.dressforsuccess.org

  • Promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success Boston
The Family Justice Center
989 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-779-2177
boston@dressforsuccess.org
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 am-4 pm

Dress for Success Worcester
484 Main St. Suite 110
Worcester, MA 01608

Mailing: PO Box 16115 Worcester, MA 01601
508-796-5660
worcester@dressforsuccess.org

Dress for Success Western Massachusetts
The MCDI Building

140 Wilbraham Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
413-732-8179
westernmass@dressforsuccess.org

Tailored For Success, Inc./Tailored Impressions, A Resale Boutique
www.tailoredforsuccess.org 
www.tailoredimpressionsboutique.com 
Elizabeth A. Hart, Executive Director
P.O. Box 527, 15 Washington St. 
South Malden, MA 02148
781-324-0499 
ehart@tailoredforsuccess.org

  • A New Look. A New Career. A New Future!

Multiple Service Agencies

CASPAR 
Provides community-based services for people with substance use disorders. Through an array of outreach, shelter, stabilization, residential, aftercare, and prevention services, we provide safe, accessible, and supportive programs to a diverse population of men, women, children, and teens.

Prevention Services
FirstStep Street Outreach Program 5 Middlesex Ave.
Somerville, MA 02145 617-592-6895

Youth Services
5 Middlesex Ave. Somerville, MA 02145 617-592-6896
youth@casparinc.org

Emergency Services
The Emergency Service Center 240 Albany St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 617-661-0600

Support Services Employment Services 315 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA 02144 617-591-1900

The Drop-In Center 315 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA 02144 617-666-9947

ACCESS
240 Albany St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-661-0600
Provides a program for guests in early recovery from substance abuse.

Residential Services Men’s Residences
16 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA 02143 617-623-5277

3 Summit Ave. Somerville, MA 02143 617-776-6036

Provides a 6-month residential program for 42 men experiencing the struggles of early sobriety.

Womanplace
11 Russell St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-661-6020
Provides a 6-month residential program for 20 women in a safe and nurturing environment where they learn to live clean and sober.

New Day
242 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
617-628-8188
Provides a residential treatment program for pregnant and parenting women with substance abuse issues and their newborns.

After Care Services GROW House

6 Camelia Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-661-5020
Provides for women in substance abuse recovery with 6+ months sobriety.

Hagan Manor
268 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143
617-623-5277
Provides transitional housing with case management for individuals.

 

Catholic Charities of Boston
51 Sleeper St.
Boston, MA 02210
617-482-5440

www.ccab.org

Offers services:
Basic Needs (e.g., food, clothing) Child Care
Children & Youth
Community Interpreter Services Counseling
Education
Elders
Families
Haitian Multi-Service Center Mentoring & Tutoring
Nurse Assistant Training Post-Adoption
Refugee & Immigrants
Shelter
Sunset Point Camp

Located in Hull, provides a free vacation for 300 at-risk, low-income children from the Greater Boston area, without regard for their race, nationality, or religious affiliation.

Teen Center at St. Peter's
Serves teens ages 15-19 from the Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhood of Dorchester in daily educational or recreational activities.

Visiting Nurse Services

Our locations:
Boston Administrative Offices

(see contact information above)

Boston-South Boston Labouré Center
275 West Broadway

South Boston, MA 02127 617-268-9670

 

Services offered:

Basic Needs Emergency Services Family Intervention
T.E.A.M.
Youth Tutoring Youth

Pregnancy Counseling
Elder Social Services
Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Training Visiting Nurse Services
Post-Adoption and Search Programs

Labouré Child Care Center 617-464-8500

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Dorchester

Refugee and Immigration Services 617-464-8100
Services offered: Refugee Resettlement

Community Interpreter Services Immigration Legal Services Refugee Employment Services Adult Education ESOL

Greater Boston at the Yawkey Center 185 Columbia Rd.
Dorchester, MA 02121
617-506-6600

Somerville

Brockton

Haitian Multi-Service Center
617-506-6600
Services offered: Basic Needs Emergency Services

Elder Services
Sante Manman Se Sante Pitit Adult Education

Teen Center at St. Peter's 278 Bowdoin St. Dorchester, MA 02121 617-282-3614

Yawkey Konbit-Kreyol Center for Early Education and Care 617-506-6600

Greater Boston Catholic Charities 270 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143 617-625-1920

Services offered: Basic Needs Emergency Services Child Care

Catholic Charities South 169 Court St.
Brockton, MA 02302 508-587-0815

Services offered:

Basic Needs Emergency Services Sunset Point Camp
Foster Grandparents Program Healthy Families

Shelters and Transitional Housing

Services offered:

Basic Needs Emergency Services
Youth Mentoring
P.A.L.S., Peers as Lasting Support
Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Training Adult Education ESOL Classes

Success Connections Parent Aide Program Elder Outreach Program

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Gloucester

Jamaica Plain

Malden

Danvers

Lynn

Catholic Charities North at Gloucester 60 Prospect St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-3055

Services offered: Basic Needs Emergency Services Young Parents Program

Healthy Families Parent Aide Program

Nazareth Child Care Center 19 St. Joseph St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 617-522-4040

El Centro del Cardenal Adult Education (same as above)

Malden High Teen Parent Childcare 77 Salem St.
Malden, MA 02148
781-397-1556

Malden Early Education & Learning Program (same as above)

Family Counseling and Guidance Center 152 Sylvan St., 2nd floor
Danvers, MA 01923
978-774-6820

Catholic Charities North at Lynn 55 Lynn Shore Dr.
Lynn, MA 01902
781-593-2312

Services offered:

Asian Center/ESOL Classes
Basic Needs Emergency Services Companions to the Aging
Education and Parenting Skills Center Fathers' Support Services
Healthy Families
Officeworks
Outpatient Counseling
Parent Aide Program
T eenstart
Youth Works
Young Parents Program

Lynn Child Care 37 No. Federal St. Lynn, MA 01905 781-598-2759

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Salem Catholic Charities North at Salem 280 Washington St.

Salem, MA 01970 978-740-6923 Services offered:

Basic Needs Emergency Services Education and Parenting Skills Center Outpatient Counseling
Young Parents Program

Haverhill Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities Open Hand Food Pantry

16 Ashland St.
Haverhill, MA 01830
978-372-2828
Services offered: Basic Needs Emergency Services

Haverhill Area Healthy Families 191 Merrimack St., Suite 202 Haverhill, MA 01830 978-521-6265

Lawrence Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities 50 Cross St.

Lawrence, MA 01841 978-685-5930 Service offered:

Basic Needs Emergency Services Outpatient Counseling Grandparents as Parents

Lowell Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities 70 Lawrence St.

Lowell, MA 01852 978-452-1421 Services offered:

Basic Needs Emergency Services Grandparents as Parents Outpatient Counseling
Parent Aide Program

Young Parents Program

Food Pantry of Merrimack Valley 978-454-9946

Natick Catholic Charities West 5 Wilson St.

Natick, MA 01760 508-647-5638 Services offered:

Peabody Peabody Childcare 13 Pulaski St.

Peabody, MA 01960 978-532-6860

Basic Needs Emergency Services

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Plymouth

North Cambridge

Thrifty Pilgrim Thrift Shop 377 Court St.
Cordage Park
Plymouth, MA 02360

North Cambridge Children's Center 21C Walden Square Rd.
North Cambridge, MA 02140 617-876-0503

Lutheran Social Services of New England 14 East Worcester St., Suite 300 Worcester, MA 01604
877-500-8263 (toll free)

774-243-3900

www.lssne.org

St. Vincent de Paul Boston
444 Franklin St.
Framingham, MA 01702
508-879-7873

www.svdpboston.com
Offers person-to-person services to the needy and suffering.

Other offices:
42-44 Franklin St. Lawrence, MA 01840 978-689-2625

701 Merrimack St. Lowell, MA 01854 978-453-7750

11-13 Market Sq. Lynn, MA 01902 781-598-6606

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation of New England
540 Gallivan Blvd., #200
Boston, MA 02124
617-506-6041 or 888-576-9996

www.epilepsyfoundation.org or www.efmarinhme.org
Provides information and referral, parent and family support network, teen mentoring, and support and information groups for people with epilepsy and their families.

 

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Lifebridge
56 Margin St.
Salem, MA 01970
978-744-0500

www.lifebridgesalem.org
Offers free services including shelter, food, medical, and mental health attention to homeless men and women.

Rosie's Place
889 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
617-442-9322

info@rosiesplace.org
www.rosiesplace.org

Offers emergency and long-term assistance to poor and homeless women.

Solutions at Work
1151 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-0300

info@solutionsatwork.org
www.solutionsatwork.org

Donates goods for free to those who are homeless or low-income including women's and men's interview-appropriate clothing and accessories and children’s clothing exchange. Also provides low-cost moving services (Moving Up program) and used computers (Get Connected program).

Human Trafficking (p. 10-12)
National Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 (Polaris Project - for specialized victim services referrals)

All Hands In
A Ministry of: Trinity Baptist Church

115 Massachusetts Ave.

Arlington, MA 02474 Mailing Address: 405 Waltham St.

PMB 339
Lexington, MA 02421

781-929-7226

allhandsin@comcast.net

Provides educational awareness to the greater community with the goal of providing and supporting a safe house for survivors of human trafficking.

Boston Task Force
989 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA
617-343-5783
The Boston Human Trafficking Unit is located in the Family Justice Center. The Boston Police are the lead law enforcement entity of the Boston Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force combatting trafficking by:

rescuing and supporting victims
investigating human traffickers
prosecuting human traffickers and those that conspire with them

 

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Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
800-841-8371

www.barcc.org
Works to end sexual violence through healing and social change.

Brazilian Women's Group
697 Cambridge St., Suite 106
Brighton, MA 02135
617-202-5775, 617-787-0557 ext. 15

www.verdeamarelo.org
Promotes political and cultural awareness, and contributes to the development of the Brazilian community.

Germaine Lawrence
18 Claremont Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476
781-648-6200

http://www.germainelawrence.org/
Provides residential treatment center for adolescent girls, ages 12-18, with complex behavioral, psychological and learning challenges. Offers programs for commercially sexually exploited girls.

Lutheran Social Services of New England
Worcester, MA
508-754-1121, ext 417

jdahlstrom@lssne.org http://www.lssne.org/Services-New-Americans/ILAP/Services/Trafficking.aspx
Provides confidential legal services and other types of support to survivors of human trafficking.

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition 105 Chauncy St., Suite 901
Boston, MA 02111
617-350-5480 ext. 212

www.miracoalition.org

Promotes the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees.

MassCOSH (Mass. Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health) 1532B Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02122
617-825-7233 ext. 16

www.masscosh.org

Organizes and advocates for safe, secure jobs and healthy communities throughout eastern Massachusetts.

My Life My Choice
989 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Main: 617-699-4998
Project: 617-779-2179

lgrace@jri.org
http://www.fightingexploitation.org/

Aims to reach adolescent girls most vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation.

 

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National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

888-3737-888 (hotline)

www.polarisproject.org

Offers confidential help and information. If you believe you are a victim of human trafficking or may have information about a potential trafficking situation, please contact NHTRC. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

Nivasa Foundation
P.O. Box 95
Merrimack, MA 01860
617-996-9050

www.nivasafoundation.org
Seeks to combat slavery and human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad through education, intervention and the sponsorship of the children of former victims.

Polaris Project
P.O. Box 53315
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-745-1001

888-3737-888 (hotline)
www.polarisproject.org
Combats human trafficking and modern-day slavery, and strengthens the anti-trafficking movement through a comprehensive approach.

Project REACH/The Trauma Center 1269 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446
General: 617-232-1303

Clinical Intake: 617-232-068

http://www.traumacenter.org/

Helps individuals, families and communities that have been impacted by trauma and adversity to re-establish a sense of safety and predictability in the world, and provides them with state-of- the-art therapeutic care as they reclaim, rebuild and renew their lives.

Support to End Exploitation Now Coalition (SEEN)/Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County
989 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215-1308

617-779-2146, 617-779-2145

cac@suf.state.ma.us
http://www.suffolkcac.org

Unites public, private and community partners to promote safety, healing and justice for child victims and their families.

Immigration Lawyer

Alex Isbell, Esq.
77 Franklin St., 3rd floor Boston, MA 02110 617-452-7800
alex@solowisbell.com alex.isbell@gmail.com

 

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The microenterprise development industry has defined a microenterprise as a business with five or fewer employees, which requires $25,000 or less in startup capital, and which does not have access to the traditional commercial banking sector.

Emel Hadzipasic
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
(Office of Refugee Resettlement/Microenterprise Development) 18 Tremont St., Suite 1020
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-7888

Emel.hadzipasic@state.ma.us

Microenterprise Development Program Lutheran Social Services
51 Union St., Suite 220
Worcester, MA 01608

508-754-1121, ext. 416 OR
Lutheran Social Services 593 Main St.

West Springfield, MA 01089 413-787-0725

New Lands Farms

Empowers new Americans through agriculture projects to honor their food traditions, earn supplemental income, and contribute in a meaningful way to their new community and the local food system.

New Lands Farm - West Contact:

Shemariah Blum-Evitts, Agriculture Program Coordinator 413-787-0725 x422
sblum@lssne.org
LSS Office:

593 Main St.
W. Springfield, MA 01089 Farm:
334 Birnie Ave.
W. Springfield, MA 01089

New Lands Farm - Central Contact:

Ashley Carter, Agriculture Program Specialist 508-754-1121 x439
508-754-1393 fax

acarter@lssne.org

LSS Office:
51 Union St. Worcester, MA 01608 Farm:
96 Eight Lots Rd. Sutton, MA 01570

 

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Refugee & Immigrant Services (p. 14-21)

Immigration Legal Assistance (see in services of groups below)

www.massresources.org/immigrant-agencies.html

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Service Agencies

Immigrant service agencies offer refugee resettlement, English language classes, referrals, and other services for noncitizens. Massachusetts agencies include:
•Catholic Charities
•International Institute

•Jewish Family Service
•Lutheran Social Services of New England (LSSNE) •Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers •Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center •Community organizations

Catholic Charities

Description: helps refugees and other immigrants with basic needs, legal advice, and counseling and training to become self-sufficient.

Services:
• Refugee Resettlement Program
• Legal counseling on immigration for low-income clients
• Walk-in immigration clinic
• English as a second language (ESL) classes
• Employment training and counseling
• Case management and counseling
• Information and referrals for housing, food assistance, health care, etc. • Interpreter and translation services
• Citizenship preparation
• Computer training
• Haitian multi-service center (Dorchester)
• Other immigrant services

Massachusetts locations: Greater Boston, Worcester

Contact Information:
• Catholic Charities of Boston-South Boston Labouré Center
275 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
617-464-8100

Refugee Resettlement
Community Interpreter Services
Immigration Legal Services
Refugee Employment Services
Adult Education ESOL

 

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• Catholic Charities of Greater Boston 75 Kneeland St.
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: 617-451-7979

Fax: 617-629-5768

Web site: Refugee and Immigration Services•Community Interpreter Services •Immigration Legal Services
•Refugee Resettlement
•Refugee Employment Services

• Catholic Charities Haitian Multi-Service Center 185 Columbia Rd.
Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone: 617-506-6600

Fax: 617-474-1009
Web site: Haitian Multi-Service Center

• Catholic Charities of Worcester County Refugee Resettlement Program
10 Hammond Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Phone: 508-798-0191
Fax: 508-797-5659
Web site: Catholic Charities - Worcester County

International Institute

Description: offers a wide range of services to refugees and other immigrants to help them become self-sufficient members of their communities. Services are free, except for certain legal and citizenship services which are offered at a reasonable fee. Services may vary by location.

Services:
• Refugee Resettlement Program
• Legal Services (walk-in immigration clinic; full legal representation for asylum seekers and low- income immigrants; application assistance)
• English language and literacy skills training
• Refugee Employment and Training Program
• Case management and counseling
• Information and referrals for housing, food assistance, health care, etc.
• Translations
• Homebuyer training
• Family reunification
• Other immigrant services

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Massachusetts locations: Boston, Lowell

Contact Information:
• Web site: International Institute of New England
• International Institute of New England, Boston Office

One Milk St.
Boston, MA 02109 Phone: 617-695-9990 Fax: 617-695-9191

• International Institute of New England, Lowell Office 144 Merrimack St., Suite 202
Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: 978-459-9031

Fax: 978-459-0154 Jewish Family Service

Description: helps refugees become reunited with family members and transition into American life by offering social, educational, vocational, medical, and economic assistance.

Services:
• Refugee Resettlement Program
• Job training and counseling
• Citizenship preparation
• Information and referral services
• English language classes
• Social and recreational programs
• Youth programs
• Translations
• Special programs for elder refugees

Massachusetts locations: Waltham, Lynn, Framingham, Springfield

Contact Information:
• Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS)

1430 Main St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-647-5327
Contact online: Contact us
Web site: JF&CS New American Services

• Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) 298 Union St.
Lynn, MA 01901
Phone: 781-593-0100

Fax: 781-599-3329
Contact online: Contact us
Web site: JF&CS New American Services

• Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) 475 Franklin St., Suite #101.
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-875-3100

Fax: 508-875-4373
Web site: JFS New American Services

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• Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts (JFS) 15 Lenox St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Phone: 413-737-2601

Fax: 413-737-0323
Web site: Refugee Services

Lutheran Social Services of New England (LSSNE)

Description: provides resettlement and support services to help refugees and other immigrants become self-sufficient and productive citizens of the United States.

Services:
• Refugee Resettlement Program
• Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program

URM-info@LSSNE.org Lutheran Church of the Newtons 1310 Centre St.
Newton Centre, MA 02459 617-916-5576
OR
10 East Worcester St., Suite 24 Worcester, MA 01604 774-243-3950

• Sponsorship
• Refugee Employment and Training Program
• Case management and counseling
• Information and referrals for housing, food assistance, health care, etc. • Translations and legal assistance
• English language instruction
• Family reunification
• Other immigrant services

Massachusetts locations: Worcester, West Springfield

Contact Information:
• Lutheran Social Services of New England

Refugee and Immigrant Services 51 Union St.
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-754-1121

Fax: 508-754-1393
Web site: LSSNE Refugee and Immigration Services; Immigration Legal Assistance

Program
• Lutheran Social Services Center of New England

593 Main St.
W. Springfield, MA 01089 Phone: 413-787-0725 Fax: 413-734-0859

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Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers

Description: provides a wide range of health and human services to Portuguese speakers and other residents of eastern Massachusetts.

Services:
• Immigrant social services, including job and housing search, and benefit program assistance • Elder services
• Youth services and family counseling
• Youth violence prevention
• Citizenship classes, naturalization support, and other immigration services
• English and Portuguese language instruction
• Computer skills and other education classes
• Domestic violence prevention and batterer intervention
• Housing counseling for homebuyers and renters
• Substance abuse prevention and treatment
• HIV/AIDS outreach, education, case management, and transportation
• Cape Verdean Women's Initiative for reproductive health
• Community Health Project (outreach, education, and screening for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, breast and cervical cancer)

Massachusetts locations: Cambridge, Somerville, Allston, Dorchester, Lowell and Framingham

Contact Information:
• Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

1046 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-864-7600
Fax: 617-864-7621
Web site: MAPS Home; MAPS Offices

• Allston: 617-787-0557, toll-free: 800-232-7725 569 Cambridge St., Allston, MA, 02134

• Dorchester: 617-825-5897
1 Stoughton St., Dorchester, MA, 02125

• Framingham: 508-872-2652; 508-397-9051 (Portuguese); 508-259-9889 (Spanish) 24 Union Ave., Suites 8 & 10, Framingham, MA 01702

• Lowell: 978-970-1250
11 Mill St., Lowell, MA, 01852

• Somerville: 617-864-7600 (open by appointment only) 92 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC)

Description: helps Somali women and children and other immigrants by providing resettlement and support services.

Services:
• Refugee Resettlement Program
• Case management and counseling
• Information and referrals for housing, food assistance, health care, etc. • Translations and legal assistance

 

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• English language instruction
• Family reunification
• Domestic violence awareness • HIV/AIDS education
• Youth programs
• Other immigrant services

Massachusetts locations: Jamaica Plain, Worcester, Lynn

Contact Information:
• Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC)

31 Heath St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Phone: 617-522-8882 Fax: 617-238-0064
Web site: RIAC Boston

• Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) 340 Main St., Suite #965
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 508-756-7557

Fax: 508-756-7708
• Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC)

298 Union St.
Lynn, MA 01901 Phone: 781-593-0100 Fax: 781-599-3329

Community organizations
Description: other Massachusetts agencies offering services for noncitizens

Services: Call the agency for information • Asian American Civic Association

87 Tyler St.
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-426-9492
Fax: 617-482-2316
TTY: 617-426-9157
Focus: Boston's Asian immigrants and immigrants from other parts of the world Web site: Asian American Civic Association

• Bosnian Community Center for Resource Development (BCCRD) 298 Union St.
Lynn, MA 01902
Phone: 781-593-0100 x20

Fax: 781-593-3329
Focus: Refugees from Bosnia and other parts of former Yugoslavia living in greater Boston Web site: Bosnian Community Center

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• Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell 120 Cross St.
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 978-454-6200

Focus: Cambodian Americans and other minorities and economically disadvantaged residents of Lowell

Web site: Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association • City of Chelsea Refugee Services Program

194 Broadway Chelsea, MA 02150 Phone: 617-889-0745

• East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC) 50 Meridian St., Suite B1
East Boston, MA 02128
Phone: 617-567-2750

Fax: 617-569-5946
Focus: East Boston's Spanish-speaking immigrants
Web site: EBECC - East Boston Ecumenical Community Council Immigration Assistance

• Ethiopian Community Mutual Assistance Association (ECMAA) 552 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 202
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-492-4232

Fax: 617-492-7685

Web site: ECMAA
• Russian Community Association of Massachusetts (RCAM)

215 Harvard Ave.
Allston, MA 02134
Phone: 617-731-7789
Focus: Russian-speaking and other immigrant groups living in Massachusetts Web site: RCAM

• Somali Development Center (SDC) 203-205 Green St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: 617-522-0700

Fax: 617-522-6300
Focus: Somali and other African immigrants living in New England
Web site: Somali Development Center - Boston or MAAC: Somali Development Center

-SDC - Chelsea
267 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150 Phone: 617-884-3238 x225

-SDC - Springfield
130 Maple St., Suite 243 Springfield, MA 01103 Phone: 413-739-9860

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• Urban Missionaries of Our Lady of Hope 27 Chandler St.
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-831-7455

Fax: 508-831-1104
Focus: Refugees living in the Worcester area Web site: Urban Missionaries of Our Lady of Hope

• Vietnamese-American Civic Association 1452 Dorchester Ave., 3rd Floor
One Fields Corner
Dorchester, MA 02122

Phone: 617-288-7344
Fax: 617-288-4860
TTY: 617-288-4443
Focus: Vietnamese population of greater Boston Web site: Vietnamese-American Civic Association

For additional organizations, see:
•Massachusetts Mutual Assistance Coalition (MAAC)
•Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) members

Substance Abuse Recovery

New Life Center for Recovery – Covenant House 1323 Worcester St.
Indian Orchard, MA 01151
Program Director, Rev. Brenda Lammie 413-304-2077 (office)

860-796-2131 (cell)
Provides continued support in a structured environment, a Christian faith-based affordable housing initiative, to sober adult women in recovery. Support services include: counseling, peer groups, case management, Bible study/worship, support groups, assistance in obtaining health and dental care, and life skill training.

Translation/Interpretation

The LanguageBank, Inc. (cost) 34W056 Wagner Rd.
Batavia, IL 60510 630-406-1277

888-852-1444

info@language-bank.com

Interpreters Unlimited Interpreters & written translation East Coast Regional Office 11508 Providence Rd., Suite 220 Charlotte, NC 28277 800-726-9891
888-951-4440

 

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Index by City (p. 22-26)

Allston
Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

(Refugee & Immigrant Services) 18 Russian Community Association of Massachusetts (RCAM)

(Refugee & Immigrant Services) 20 All Hands In (Human Trafficking) 10

Arlington
Germaine Lawrence
(Human Trafficking) 11

Boston
Asian American Civic Association
(Refugee & Immigrant

Services) 19 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (Children) 1 Boomerangs (Clothing) 2 Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (Human Trafficking) 11 Boston Task Force (Human Trafficking) 10 Catholic Charities of Boston (Multiple Service Agencies) 5 Catholic Charities of Greater Boston (Refugee & Immigrant

Services) 15 Dress for Success (Clothing) 2 Epilepsy Foundation of New England (Epilepsy) 9 Immigration Lawyer – Alex Isbell, Esq. 12 International Institute of New England (Refugee & Immigrant

Services) 16 Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

(Human Trafficking) 11 My Life My Choice (Human Trafficking) 11 Office of Refugee Resettlement/Microenterprise Development –

Emel Hadzipasic (Microenterprise Development) 13 Room to Grow (Children) 1 Rosie's Place (Homeless) 10 Roxbury Youthworks, Inc. (Children) 1 Support to End Exploitation Now Coalition (SEEN)/Children's

Advocacy Center of Suffolk County (Human Trafficking) 12 Brazilian Women's Group (Human Trafficking) 11

Brighton
Cradles to Crayons
(Clothing) 2

Brockton
Catholic Charities South
(Multiple Service Agencies) 6

Brookline
Project REACH/The Trauma Center
(Human Trafficking) 12

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Cambridge
ACCESS
(CASPAR Support Services) 4 Boomerangs (Clothing) 2 The Emergency Service Center (CASPAR Emergency Services) 3 Ethiopian Community Mutual Assistance Association (ECMAA)

(Refugee & Immigrant Services) 20 GROW House (CASPAR After Care Services) 4 Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

(Refugee & Immigrant Services) 18 Solutions at Work (Homeless) 10 Womanplace (CASPAR Residential Services) 4

Chelsea
City of Chelsea Refugee Services Program
(Refugee & Immigrant

Services) 20 Somali Development Center (SDC) – Chelsea (Refugee &

Immigrant Services) 20 Family Counseling and Guidance Center (Catholic Charities) 7

Dorchester
Catholic Charities Haitian Multi-Service Center
(Refugee &

Immigrant Services) 15 Greater Boston at the Yawkee Center (Catholic Charities) 6 Haitian Multi-Service Center (Catholic Charities) 6 Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

(Refugee & Immigrant Services) 18 MassCOSH (Mass. Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health)

(Human Trafficking) 11 Teen Center at St. Peter's (Catholic Charities) 6 Vietnamese-American Civic Association (Refugee & Immigrant

Services) 21 Yawkey Konbit-Kreyol Center for Early Education and Care

(Catholic Charities) 6 East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC) (Refugee

& Immigrant Services) 20

Framingham
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS)
(Refugee & Immigrant

Services) 16 Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

(Refugee & Immigrant Services) 18 St. Vincent de Paul Boston (Multiple Service Agencies) 9

Gloucester
Catholic Charities North at Gloucester
(Multiple Service Agencies) 7

Danvers

East Boston

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Haverhill
Haverhill Area Healthy Families
(Catholic Charities) 8 Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities (Multiple Service Agencies) 8 Open Hand Food Pantry (Catholic Charities) 8

Indian Orchard
New Life Center for Recovery – Covenant House
(Substance Abuse

Recovery) 21

Jamaica Plain
Bikes Not Bombs
(Children) 1 Boomerangs (Clothing) 2 El Centro del Cardenal Adult Education (Catholic Charities) 7 Nazareth Child Care Center (Catholic Charities) 7 Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) (Refugee &

Immigrant Services) 19 Somali Development Center (SDC) (Refugee & Immigrant

Services) 20 Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities (Multiple Service Agencies) 8

Lawrence
St. Vincent de Paul
(Multiple Service Agencies) 9

Lowell
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell

(Refugee & Immigrant Services) 20 Food Pantry of Merrimack Valley (Catholic Charities) 9 International Institute of New England (Refugee & Immigrant

Services) 16 Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

(Refugee & Immigrant Services) 18 Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities (Multiple Service Agencies) 8 St. Vincent de Paul (Multiple Service Agencies) 9

Lynn
Bosnian Community Center for Resource Development (BCCRD)

(Refugee & Immigrant Services) 19 Catholic Charities North at Lynn (Multiple Service Agencies) 7 Lynn Child Care (Catholic Charities) 7 Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) (Refugee &

Immigrant Services) 16 Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) (Refugee &

Immigrant Services) 19 St. Vincent de Paul (Multiple Service Agencies) 10

Malden
Malden Early Education & Learning Program
(Catholic Charities) 7 Malden High Teen Parent Childcare (Catholic Charities) 7 Tailored for Success/Tailored Impressions (Clothing) 3

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Merrimack
Nivasa Foundation
(Human Trafficking) 12

Natick
Catholic Charities West
(Multiple Service Agencies) 8

Newburyport
Belleville Congregational Church Thrift Shop
(Clothing) 1

Newton Centre
Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program
(Lutheran Social Services

of New England) 17 North Cambridge

North Cambridge Children's Center (Catholic Charities) 9 Peabody

Peabody Childcare (Catholic Charities) 8 Plymouth

Thrifty Pilgrim Thrift Shop (Catholic Charities) 9 Salem

Catholic Charities North at Salem (Multiple Service Agencies) 8 Lifebridge (Homeless) 10

Somerville
The Drop-In Center
(CASPAR Support Services) 4 Employment Services (CASPAR Support Services) 3 FirstStep Street Outreach Program (CASPAR Prevention Services) 3 Greater Boston Catholic Charities (Multiple Service Agencies) 6 Hagan Manor (CASPAR After Care Services) 4 Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

(Refugee & Immigrant Services) 18 Men’s Residences (CASPAR Residential Services) 4 New Day (CASPAR Residential Services) 4 Youth Services (CASPAR Prevention Services) 3

South Boston
Catholic Charities of Boston-South Boston
(Refugee & Immigrant

Services) 14 Labouré Center (Catholic Charities) 5 Labouré Child Care Center (Catholic Charities) 5 Refugee and Immigration Services (Catholic Charities) 6

Springfield
Dress for Success
(Clothing) 3 Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts (JFS) (Refugee

& Immigrant Services) 17 Somali Development Center (SDC) – Springfield (Refugee &

Immigrant Services) 20

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Sutton
New Lands Farm – Central
(New Lands) 13

Waltham
Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS)
(Refugee &

Immigrant Services) 16 Boomerangs (Clothing) 2

West Springfield
Lutheran Social Services Center of New England
(Refugee &

Immigrant Services) 17 Microenterprise Development Program (Lutheran Social

Services) 13 New Lands Farm – West (New Lands) 13

Worcester
Catholic Charities of Worcester County
(Refugee & Immigrant

Services) 15 Dress for Success (Clothing) 2 Lutheran Social Services of New England (Multiple Service

Agencies) 9 Lutheran Social Services of New England (Human Trafficking) 11 Lutheran Social Services of New England (Refugee &

Immigrant Services) 17 Microenterprise Development Program (Lutheran Social

Services) 13 New Lands Farm – Central (New Lands) 13 Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) (Refugee &

Immigrant Services) 19 Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program (Lutheran Social Services

of New England) 17 Urban Missionaries of Our Lady of Hope (Refugee & Immigrant

Services) 21

Outside Massachusetts

Batavia, IL
The LanguageBank, Inc. (cost)
(Translation/Interpretation) 21

Charlotte, NC
Interpreters Unlimited
(Translation/Interpretation) 21

Washington, DC
National Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 (Human Trafficking) 10 National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

(Human Trafficking) 12 Polaris Project (Human Trafficking) 12

West Roxbury

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