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Culturally Sensitive Supports/ Connections


Asian American Civic Association

Asian American Civic Association

Offer counseling, immigration assistance, tax preparation, housing counseling, benefits, translation & interpretation, and college counseling. Also offers job counseling and training. (for individuals and families)

Asian American Suicide Prevention & Education

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United Sates and
8th among Asian Americans. The World Health Organization reports an estimate of 1.8
percent of all deaths worldwide result from suicide each year and
estimates that 30,000 Americans commit suicide a year.


Citywide Boston Hispanic Center (Part of ABCD)

Citywide Boston Hispanic Center (Part of ABCD)

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.
also offers childcare, housing, family services, and immigration services and youth programs.


Ethiopian Community Mutual Assistance Association (ECMAA)

552 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 202
Cambridge, MA 02139
1 (617) 492-4232
Fax: 1 (617) 492-7685
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.

HAPHI is a minority run, non-profit agency dedicated to providing members of the Haitian-American community in Metro Boston with culturally and linguistically accessible information and services to improve their health and wellbeing. Located in Mattapan, HAPHI was founded in 1989 by a group of Haitian-American health care professionals to address pressing public health issues confronting Boston's Haitian community.

Haitian Multi-Service Center

Run by Catholic Charities of Boston
Services Provided: Adult Education, Basic Needs, Child Care, Elder Services, ESOL, Family Support, Food Pantry, Shelter, Youth Education
185 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02121
P: 617-506-6600


Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

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.

Multicultural Home Care | Providing home health care with offices in Brighton, Foxborough, Lawrence and Lynn

Providing home health care with offices in Brighton, Foxborough, Lawrence and Lynn

Muslim Community Support Services

Muslim Community Support Services, Inc. provides support for rent, food, utilities, healthcare, transportation, and miscellaneous needs.

RIAC - Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center - Boston, Worcester, Lynn

The Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center, formerly known as the Somali Women and Children's Association, was established in 1993. It is a community-based, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting educational and socio-economic development in the Massachusetts refugee and immigrant community. RIAC has offices in Jamaica Plain, Lynn, and Worcester.

Sociedad Latina - Home

Since 1968, Sociedad Latina has worked in partnership with youth and families to create the next generation of Latino leaders who are confident, competent, self-sustaining and proud of their cultural heritage. Sociedad Latina is a citywide organization that focuses on supporting the unmet needs of youth and families from Boston’s Latino and Mission Hill/Roxbury communities. Through our Pathways to Success model we pioneer new and innovative solutions to the most pressing issues facing Latino youth today to end the destructive cycles of poverty, health disparities, racism, and lack of educational and professional opportunities in our community. We support positive youth development from age 11-21, creating a community that supports young people, and training all youth to advocate for themselves and their communities.

Southeast Asian Services | North Suffolk Mental Health Association

South East Asian Community Clinic provides the range of psychiatric day treatment, outpatient counseling, therapy, and medication services, community outreach and rehabilitation services. The Cambodian Clinic is located at the Revere Counseling Center, and the Vietnamese Clinic and day treatment is located at the East Boston Counseling Center.

TEAM – Together Empowering Asian Minds

Together Empowering Asian Minds (TEAM) is a peer-led coalition to address urgent and unique mental health challenges faced by AAPI women.

The Somali Development Center (SDC)

Do you need help adjusting to life in America? If so, you have come to the right place. Need to learn English language and literacy skills, find housing or employment or require support around immigration and citizenship filing? The Somali Development Center is the hub for resettlement information and support for Somalis and other African groups.

205 Green St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 522-0700

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