Mattapan Community Health Center
The mission of Mattapan Community Health Center is to improve the quality of life for residents of Mattapan and surrounding communities by providing comprehensive, accessible, affordable, and culturally appropriate community health care services, including primary and preventive health services.
Families and individuals in and around Boston have turned to the Mattapan Community Health Center for a wide array of health care services. Mattapan Community Health Center is a comprehensive health delivery organization that serves individuals from Mattapan and its surrounding areas of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Hyde Park, as well as adjacent Boston suburbs like Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton. It is the only community health center in Mattapan and Hyde Park.
Telephone: 617- 296-0061
Boston Police Department District B-3
In District B-3, the Community Service Office (CSO) works proactively with neighbors to identify and reduce issues that may lead to crime. The CSO hosts events, programs, and collaborative efforts for families in Mattapan and the southern end of Dorchester. The office also believes in community policing with community input and creative thinking "outside the box." These efforts have improved the relationships between neighbors and the law enforcement community.
To engage youth, the B-3 BPD provides tee ball, pee wee basketball, and a Halloween Haunted House in their jail cell area. For teens, they have intern programs, baseball and softball training, and field trips; for adults, they host a speaker series for community development and meetings where concerns can be voiced; for seniors, they organize a Boston Harbor Cruise and a Seniors Ball; and for families, they act as a referral for social services.
Ms. Annie Wilcox at 617-343-4717, Monday-Friday from 8am to 4pm.
Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF; Violence Interrupters)
BCYF offers a range of affordable programs including preschool, school-aged and adult education, family literacy, youth employment, violence prevention and intervention, senior activities, recreational activities, and enrichment. BCYF's 35 facilities are located throughout Boston.
Youth Options Unlimited Boston (YOU)
YOU Boston provides access and opportunity to gang-affiliated and/or court-involved youth so that they may gain the educational, employment, and job training skills necessary to be successful members of the community. Individuals move through a continuum of services encompassing intensive case management, educational placement and support, and transitional employment services, all administered within a service team model. Transitional Employment Services (TES) enables young people to establish a positive work history, explore career pathways, and obtain competencies necessary for private sector employment. The team oversees each young person's progress through an individual service plan, which tracks goals and progress on a quarterly basis.
YOU Boston's mission is to empower and motivate young people so that they may gain the education, employment, and career advancement opportunities necessary for success in the workforce, community, and life.
Kimberly Pelletreau, 617-541-2613
Lyndon Vincent, 617-541-2609
Freddie Velez, 617-541-2642