Social and Medical Services for the Haitian Community

Created May 2010

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

  • Mayor’s hotline: (617) 635-4500 or [email protected]
  • Mayor’s Health line: (617) 534-5050
  • Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians: (617) 635-2980
    Boston Public Schools: (617) 635-1346 or //www.ybps.org

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: //www.masslegalhelp.org/housing/finding-housing-booklets

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
//www.cha.harvard.edu

Boston Area Health Centers

Harvard Street Health Center
632 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617)825-3400

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
(617)296-6954

Opportunities to Help

  • If you would like to volunteer for help Haitian families:
     //www.bostonredcross.org
     //cityofboston.gov/readyboston
  • For monetary  donations to relief services
    Partners in Health: //www.pih.org
    International Red Cross: //www.redcross.org
    Catholic Relief Services: //www.crs.org
  • For food, clothing, and non-perishable donations:
    Mildred Community Center
    1-5 Mildred Ave
    Mattapan, MA 02126
    (617) 635-1328
  • To volunteer as a Haitian Creole translator for immigration clinics, please call (617) 350-5480 x212

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

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