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Social and Medical Services for the Haitian Community


Social and Medical Services for the Haitian Community

For questions regarding eligibility for state or federal benefits – including medical access, education, and housing – please call:

  • Mass Law Reform Institute (617) 357-0700 x328
  • MIRA Coalition (617) 350-5480 x222

The City of Boston has a number of resources for Haitians in need of services

Social Services:

Haitian Community Based Organizations:

Social Services

  • Catholic Charities and the Haitian Multi-Service Center have teamed up to provide free telephone access to family members in Haiti.  Telephones are available at:

Haitian Multi-Service Center
 185 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 436-2848

  • The International Institute of Boston provides free trauma counseling.  Please call (617) 695-9990 x172.
  • The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee has volunteer trauma counselors.  Contact Nichole Cirillo at (617) 301-4336.
  • For information on access to housing:

Medical Services

Boston Area Hospitals     

Boston Medical Center
Behavioral Health Outpatient Services
Dowling Building  
771 Albany Street, 9th floor
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 414-4238

Caritas Carney Hospital
2100 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
(617) 296-4012

Cambridge Health Alliance
18 locations throughout Cambridge, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and Revere

Boston Area Health Centers

Harvard Street Health Center
632 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121

Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington Street
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
(617) 825-9660

Mattapan Community Health Center
1425 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126

Opportunities to Help

Haitian Community Based Organizations

Haitian Multi-Service Center/Catholic Charities
185 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 506-6600

Association of Haitian Women in Boston (AFAB)
330 Fuller Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
(617) 287-0096

Haitian American Public Health Initiatives, Inc. (HAPHI)
10 Fairway Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
(617) 298-8076

Haitian Americans United (HAU)
10 Fairway Street, #218
PO Box 260440
Mattapan, MA 02126
(617) 298-2976

Haitian Artists Assembly (HAA)
200 Governor’s Drive #31
Winthrop, MA 02152
(617) 846-5889

Haitian Health Outreach Project/Cambridge Health Alliance
52 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02142
(617) 498-2193

Compassion Immigration Ministry At the North Shore Assembly of God
77 Kennedy Drive
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 321-2121

Immigration Pastoral Center, INC.
156 Groove St.
Brockton, MA 02302
(508) 580-8004

Center for Community Health, Education & Research
420 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
(617) 265-0628

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Created May 2010

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