MNIP Members By Multicultural Community




  • Asian Community

    • Asian American Civic Association
      Visit the AACA Web site
      (617) 426-9157 (TTY)
      Melody Tsang (617) 426-9492 x 230 Melody@aaca-boston.org

      The Asian American Civic Association(AACA), provides limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training ans social services enabling them to realize lasting economic self-sufficiency.  Translation & Interpreter Services are provided to individual clients as to outside organizations which contact AACA's Chinatown Multi-Service Center to translate documents and information into Chinese, Vietnamese and Cambodian.

    • Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
      Visit the ATFADV Web site
      Additional Locations: Lowell
      Information Specialist (617) 338-2355 (Hotline) sujata@atask.org

      The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence works with area social services organizations, institutions, and community leaders to end family violence and strengthen Asian families and communities. All direct service staff are bilingual/bicultural women who help bridge language and cultural gaps to help rebuild their lives. Program staff speaks several Asian languages and dialects: Chinese (Cantonese, Toisanese), Hindi, Japanese, Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, Mandarin, Nepoli, Punjabi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

    • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
      Visit the BCNC Web site
      (617) 635-5129

      The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center’s mission is to enrich and to improve the quality of life for Boston’s Asian American community and for residents of Chinatown, South End and South Cove communities by providing bilingual education, child care, and cultural, social and recreational programs.

    • Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center
      Visit the GBCGAC Web site
      (800) 410-5288
      Additional Locations: 3 sites in Boston area & 4 outreach sites in Brookline, Cambridge, Malden & South Shore area.
      Information Specialist (617) 357-0226 mcheung@gbcgac.org

      GBCGAC is committed to promoting Chinese-speaking Asian-elders’ (age 55 and over) general welfare including their psychosocial and economic well-being. GBCGAC has a comprehensive network of programs and services to assist seniors maintain their independence and remain at home. GBCGAC has four sites in the Boston area and four outreach sites located in Brookline, Cambridge, Malden and Quincy/Randolph.

    • Multicultural Community Services
      Visit the MCS Web site
      (413) 782-2500 (TTY)
      Additional Locations: Holyoke and Westfield
      Voung Nguyen 413-782-2500 vuongnguyen@mcsnet.org
      Michael Romanovitch michaelromanovitch@mcsnet.org
    • MCS is committed to providing culturally and ethnically responsive supports that enhance the capacities of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to maximize community life and membership.

      'Hand in Hand' is a Asian Family Support Program which supports families who have a son or daughter with a disability.


    • South Shore Elder Services (ASAP)
      Visit the SSES Web site
      (781) 356-1992 (TTY)
      I&R Department (781) 848-3910 dshecrallah@sselder.org

      Serves all ethnic groups in service area, with special outreach for Asian population.


    • Springfield Vietnamese-American Civic Association, Inc
      Visit the SVACA Web site
      Hang Tang (413) 733-9373 svaca@verizon.net

      The Springfield V.A.C.A.'s mission is to serve the Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian) immigrant and refugee communities of Western Massachusetts. V.A.C.A.'s goal is to empower immigrants to become self-sufficient and to help them adjust to the American society through community support and education. The Springfield V.A.C.A. is a satellite office of the Boston Vietnamese-American Civic Association.

    • Transformation Center Inc. (The)
      Visit the M-POWER Web site
      (877) 769-7693 (617) 288-2707 (TTY)
      Susan Landy (617) 442-4111 info@transformation-center.org
      Ann Stillman (877) 769-7693 Anns@transformation-center.org

  • Haitian Community

    • Haitian American Public Health Initiatives
      Visit the HAPHI Web site
      Renald Raphael 617-298-8076 Ext. 21 renaldraphael@haphi.org

      Funded in 1989 by a group of health care professionals, HAPHI, seeks to bridge the gap in health education, access to health care, and social services for Haitian residents and Haitian Americans. Services include youth services, health education, family services for people with disabilities, and counseling services for people living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Jewish Community

    • Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston
      Visit the JCCGB Web site
      Additional Locations: Programs are available at the following towns of the JCC of Greater Boston: Newton, Stoughton, Brookline, Framingham, and Revere
      Judy Pearl (617) 558-6508 jpearl@jccgb.org

      Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston provides social, cultural, and recreational programs for children, teens and adults who have a wide variety of physical, developmental, neurological, learning, and mental health challenges. JCC

       

      Also serves Metrowest


    • Jewish Family and Children's Services
      Visit the JF&CS Web site
      Additional Locations: Worcester, Danvers
      Amy Willinsky, LICSW (781) 693-5023 awillinsky@jfcsboston.org

      JFCS provides the people of Greater Boston with vital support to newborns & parents, individuals with disabilities, the elderly, and families in crisis. Disability Resource Network (DRN) is an information & referral services, serving people with disabilities and their caregivers. JF&CS also provides quality resettlement and post resettlement services for all new Russian arrivals. The services are provided by bilingual and bicultural resettlement counselors who introduce new arrivals to schools, social service, medical, community integration, and vocational services.

      Additional Multicultural Information:  Support for recently emigrated individuals and families from the former Soviet Union


  • Latino Community

    • Alianza Hispana (La)
      Visit the LAH Web site
      (617) 427-7175 (TTY)
      Additional Locations: 63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston 02119 (Adult Day Health Program and Elder Services)
      Rosita Colon (617) 427-7175 x 221 rcolon@laalianza.org
      info@laalianza.org
    • La Alianza Hispana is a community based, nonprofit organization that offers quality education in ESOL and GED, health, elderly support, job skills and youth development services to Latino families and individuals in Roxbury and Dorchester. Alianza Hispana also advocates for equal access to basic human services for all residents of the Greater Boston area.


    • Asperger's Association of New England
      Visit the AANE Web site
      (866) 597-2263
      Jamie Freed (617) 393-3824 Jamie.Freed@aane.org
      Brenda Data Brenda.Dater@aane.org
    • Serves Latino communities throughtout Massachusetts.  Yolanda Kolinski is Director of Services to the Latino Community. Yolanda.Kolinski@aane.org


    • Center for Living and Working
      Visit the CLW Web site
      (508) 755-1003 (TTY)
      Additional Locations: Fitchburg, sattelite office
      Monica Polanco (508) 798-0350 (General) opsearch@centerlw.org


    • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter
      Visit the NMSS Web site
      (800) FIGHTMS, 800-344-4867
      Additional Locations: Wareham,MA; New Hapshire; Williston, VT; and Falmouth, ME
      Dawn Russo, Senior Program Manager, Direct Service (781) 890-4990 Dawn.Russo@nmss.org

      We are sponsoring a hispanic outreach effort in Roxbury and Lawrence. In the summer of 2008, the Spanish-language magazine Esclerosis Multiple:  Informate or EM, will be available at Society chapters free of charge as part of a collaboration between the Society and ULASEM, the Asociacion Latinoamericana Para Esclerosis Multiple (Latin American Association for Multiple Sclerosis)


    • New North Citizen
      Visit the NNCC Web site
      (413) 746-4885 (TTY)
      Maria Santana (413) 746-4885 msantana@newnorthcc.org

      New North Citizen's Council Inc. (NNCC) is a community-based family-service agency that provides specialty services to low income families; all bilingual English/Spanish. Services include day care, after school programs, information and referral, home visiting, family-based services, HIV services and substance abuse treatment.

    • Northeast Independent Living Program
      Visit the NILP Web site
      (978) 687-4288 (TTY)
      Paula Callanan (978) 687-4288 pcallanan@nilp.org


    • Transformation Center Inc. (The)
      Visit the M-POWER Web site
      (877) 769-7693 (617) 288-2707 (TTY)
      Susan Landy (617) 442-4111 info@transformation-center.org
      Ann Stillman (877) 769-7693 Anns@transformation-center.org

  • Multicultural Community

    • Multicultural Community Services
      Visit the MCS Web site
      (413) 782-2500 (TTY)
      Additional Locations: Holyoke and Westfield
      Voung Nguyen 413-782-2500 vuongnguyen@mcsnet.org
      Michael Romanovitch michaelromanovitch@mcsnet.org
    • MCS is committed to providing culturally and ethnically responsive supports that enhance the capacities of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to maximize community life and membership.

      'Hand in Hand' is a Asian Family Support Program which supports families who have a son or daughter with a disability.


    • Multi-Cultural Independent Living Center of Boston, Inc.
      Visit the MILCB Web site
      Teresa Smith (617) 942-0860 tsmith@milcb.org

      MILCB informs people with disabilities about available services and opportunities, teaches independent living skills, and offers support systems which allow a person to achieve self-sufficiency. These diverse populations of people with disabilities are of all ages from inner-city Boston neighborhoods and the Greater Boston region. Towns served are Dedham, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Milton, Roslindale, Roxbury and West Roxbury. 


    • Urban Pride
      Visit the UP Web site
      (617) 206-4570 info@urbanpride.org

      Urban Pride provides community-based supports for culturally and linguistically diverse children and young adults with disabilities (birth through 22 years of age) and their families in urban Boston. Some of the services include preparing them to participate more effectively in Individual Education Planning (IEP) meetings and/or Transition Planning (ITP) meetings, providing training to help them understand their rights and roles as team members and advocates under the special education laws, as well as acting as educational advocates on the behalf of parents, family members, and young adults on special education issues. In addition, Urban Pride conducts parent support groups, provides a broad range of resources and information, and works collaboratively with other child and family provider organizations making referrals to and accepting referrals from other community resources.

  • Portuguese Community

    • Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers
      Visit the MAPS Web site
      (617) 864-7600 (TTY)
      Additional Locations: Somerville, Boston, Framingham & Lowell
      Lucinda Morais (617) 864-7600 lmorais@mapsinc.org

      MAPS is a private, nonprofit, community-based organization that provides a wide range of health and social services to Portuguese speakers and their descendents of eastern Massachusetts. Most of MAPS clients are from Brazil, Cape Verde or Portugal. Agency offices are located in the heart of the Portuguese speaking communities of Cambridge, Framingham, Lowell, Boston (Allston & Dorchester) and Somerville.

  • Russian Community

    • Jewish Family and Children's Services
      Visit the JF&CS Web site
      Additional Locations: Worcester, Danvers
      Amy Willinsky, LICSW (781) 693-5023 awillinsky@jfcsboston.org

      JFCS provides the people of Greater Boston with vital support to newborns & parents, individuals with disabilities, the elderly, and families in crisis. Disability Resource Network (DRN) is an information & referral services, serving people with disabilities and their caregivers. JF&CS also provides quality resettlement and post resettlement services for all new Russian arrivals. The services are provided by bilingual and bicultural resettlement counselors who introduce new arrivals to schools, social service, medical, community integration, and vocational services.

      Additional Multicultural Information:  Support for recently emigrated individuals and families from the former Soviet Union


    • Lutheran Community Services of Southern New England
      Visit the LCSSNE Web site
      Dena (413) 787-0725 x 407

      ,LCSSNE provides family support services to Russian speaking clients with disabilities who meet eligibility criteria of the Department of Developmental Services in the West Springfield area. Services include employment assistance, job, and vocational training, ESL classes for refugees (also available to victims of trafficking as well as to Haitian and Cuban entrants), and immigration services to all immigrants (help filling out forms, public notary services, etc.).

      For the last six years, through a subcontract with Multicultural Community Services, LCSSNE has been providing family services to Russian-speaking people with disabilities who meet eligibility criteria of the Massachusetts  Department of Developmental Services.