• CULTURAL SPECIFIC ORGANIZATIONS

     
    Asian American Civic Association
    87 Tyler Street, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02111
    1 (617) 426-9492
    TTY: 1 (617) 426-9157
    Fax: 1 (617) 482-2316
    http://aaca-boston.org/
    The Asian American Civic Association (AACA), formerly the Chinese American Civic Association, has been serving the immigrant community since 1967. Since its inception, AACA has evolved into a comprehensive non-profit agency which addresses the educational, workforce development and social service needs of immigrants of all ethnicities and economically disadvantaged residents of the Greater Boston area.
     
    Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Inc.
    Mailing: 885 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
    Site: 38 Ash Street, Boston, MA 02111
    1 (617) 635-5129
    Fax: 1 (617) 292-6599
    BCNC strives to provide the support and resources needed for participants to integrate into American society, while preserving the community’s rich culture. The organization’s family-centered approach underlies all its work and encompasses eight programs that serve infants, toddlers and preschoolers; school-aged children and youth; parents and grandparents; new immigrants; and those who are born here.
     
    Citywide Boston Hispanic Center (Part of ABCD)
    178 Tremont Street, 2nd Floor
    Boston, MA 02111
    1 (617) 348-6565
    http://www.bostonabcd.org/centers/boston-hispanic/
    Provides a wide-array of social services and supports including: fuel assistance, tax assistance, career development counseling, emergency food pantry assistance, violence preventing training and workshops for seniors.

    El Centro del Cardenal (Part of Catholic Charities)
    185 Columbia Rd.
    Dorchester, MA 02121
    1 (617) 506-6600
    http://www.ccab.org/el_centro.html
    GED program for youth ages 14-21 and a career pathways program for both youth and adult career development.
     
    Ethiopian Community Mutual Assistance
    Association (ECMAA)
    552 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 202
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    1 (617) 492-4232
    Fax: 1 (617) 492-7685
    Email: btamene@netscape.net
    Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate services and referrals regarding education, employment, health, housing, family and social services, cultural orientation, interpretation and translation, advocacy, citizenship and civic action.
     
    Haitian American Public Health Initiatives (HAPHI)
    1464 Blue Hill Avenue
    Mattapan, MA.02126
    1 (617) 298-8076
    http://www.haphi.org
    Provides a wide range of services including: English as a Second Language classes, citizenship courses, elder services, food distribution, [physical fitness activities, family services, youth recreation programs, youth development and anti-drug programming.
     
    Haitian Multi-Service Center (Catholic Charities)
    185 Columbia Avenue
    Dorchester, MA. 02121
    1 (617) 506-6600
    http://www.ccab.org/hmsc.html
    Provides social services including adult education, elder services and family services (including domestic violence, cultural and legal differences and the role these factors play in regards to discipline, school truancy and parenting skills) support for newly arrived and long-term resident Haitian immigrants and refugees.

    La Alianza Hispana
    409 Dudley Street
    Roxbury, MA 02119
    1 (617) 427-7175
    http://www.laalianza.org
    Email: info@laalianza.org
    Provides family support services, mental health counseling, adult and elderly services, senior recreation, workforce development and educational services.
     
    Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
    1046 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    1 (617) 864-7600
    Fax: 1(617) 864-7621
    http://www.maps-inc.org
    Provides a wide-array of services for Portuguese-speaking families and individuals including: domestic violence prevention & intervention, breast cancer awareness, citizenship assistance, public safety, elder services, English classes, HIV/AIDS case management, HIV counseling & testing, mental health services, Portuguese language courses and youth programs.
     
    Somali Development Center (SDC)
    203-205 Green Street
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
    1 (617) 522-0700
    Fax: 1 (617) 522-6300
    http://www.sdcboston.org/
    Multi-service agency providing adult literacy, youth programs, newcomer orientation & acculturation program, housing advocacy and search assistance, employment services, legal assistance, health education and community referrals.

    The Vietnamese American Initiative for
    Development (Viet-AID)

    42 Charles Street
    Boston, MA 02122
    1 (617) 822-3717
    http://www.vietaid.org
    Email: vietaid@vietaid.org
    Provides diverse services aimed at community development including affordable housing services, small business technical assistance, child care, youth programming and economic development.
     
    Vietnamese Youth and Family Center (VYFC)
    1590 Dorchester Avenue
    Dorchester, MA 02122
    1 (617) 825-1861
    Provides a wide range of bilingual/bicultural mental health, child welfare, educational support and social services to Vietnamese youth and their families. Services include: Diagnostic evaluation; individual and family therapy; after-school and summer programs for youth; Vietnamese Girls Club; Intensive Family Intervention; Intensive Adolescent Intervention; Mental Retardation/ Developmental Disabilities Services.
  • Contact: 
    Tom E. Lam
    Family & Community Support Coor.
    Office: 617-635-8599 ​