Pediatrics - SPARK (Supporting Parents And Resiliant Kids)

Pediatrics – SPARK Center

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What is SPARK?

SPARK CenterThe SPARK Center, the only program of its kind in New England, is a medically-therapeutic childcare facility and day program. Located in Mattapan, SPARK is a vital part of Boston’s urban community, currently assisting more than 100 children and families annually.

Who Are the Children?

SPARK serves children and families whose lives are affected by:

Specialized Services

SPARK is a hospital-sponsored pediatric program designed to provide specialized services in the context of traditional classroom environments.  Children from all ages in the daycare, after school, teen and summer programs benefit from an integrated model of care, including:

Children at SPARK are nurtured throughout their formative years and are encouraged to develop into resilient teenagers, ready for adulthood. The SPARK Center imparts excellence in specialized services by upholding BMC’s mission to provide exceptional care, without exception.

Contact Us

Barbara Hughes
Program Coordinator / Director of Events
Call: 617.414.0502
Fax: 617.534.2057

Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
The SPARK Center
(Supporting Parents & Resilient Kids)
255 River Street
Mattapan, MA 02126

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Call: 617.414.0505
Fax: 617.534.2057

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Pediatrics Home
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Child Witness to Violence
Comprehensive Care Program (CCP)

Downloads (PDF)

What Makes BMC Special
Directions to SPARK Center   
SPARK Funders
In-Kind Donations Wish List
Intern/Volunteer Handbook