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Access Local Community Resources Through Your BMC Social Worker

These are a list of basic resources that may be helpful to you or your family. This does not replace meeting with a social worker as the social worker may be able to provide more information or insight into many of these programs. This listing will give you an overview of some local community resources.

Basic Resources

  1. Community Violence
  2. Ethnic Specific Community Resources
  3. Food
  4. Financial
  5. Health Insurance
  6. Hospital Resources
  7. Housing
  8. Immigrant Resources
  9. Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence)
  10. Legal Resources
  11. Medical Education Information
  12. Mental Health
  13. Other
  14. Spinal Cord Injury
  15. Substance Abuse
  16. Utility Assistance

Community Violence

Child Witness to Violence Program at Boston Medical Center

The Trauma Center at JRI

Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance

Victim Witness Assistance Program

Victim Compensation and Assistance Division

Boston Medical Center's Community Violence Response Team


Ethnic Specific Community Resources

African Social Service Agency-Somali Development Center

Asian American Civil Association

Boston Haitian Resource Guide

Brazilian Immigrant Center

Haitian-American Public Health Initiative

Haitian Multi-Service Center

La Alianza Hispana

Latino American Health Institute

Massachusetts Alliance for Portuguese Speakers

Roca Inc.

Viet Aid



Department of Transitional Assistance (Food Stamps)

Families can apply for food stamps at Boston Medical Center on Monday's and Friday's
9 am to 2 pm at the Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center, mezzanine level, with Patient Financial Services 617-414-5155.

Two-Dollar a Bag Sites (Food Resource) 

Project Bread Food Source Hotline

Women Infant and Children's (WIC) Benefits



Social Security Administration

Department of Transitional Assistance (TAFDC and EAEDC)

Fuel Assistance


Health Insurance

Mass Health

MA Health Connector


Hospital Resources

Child Protection Team

Child Witness to Violence Program

Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights

The Good Grief Program

The Domestic Violence Program



Emergency Shelter (listings of shelters)

Department of Housing and Community Development

Boston Housing Authority

Metropolitan Housing Partnership


Immigrant Resources

Catholic Charities of Greater Boston

Irish International Immigrant Center

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Service Agencies


Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence)

Safe link

SAGE Boston

Teen Dating Violence

My Life My Choice

Kim's Project

Casa Myrna Vasquez

Elizabeth Stone House

Family Justice Center (FJC)

Finex House


Legal Resources

Greater Boston Legal Services

Irish International Immigrant Center

Community Legal Services and Counseling Center

Legal Advocacy and Resource Center

Volunteer Lawyers Project


Medical Education Information

American Cancer Society

Health Care Proxy

New England Pediatric Sickle Cell Consortium

Kidney Transplant Dialysis Association


Mental Health

Boston Medical Center Psychiatry

Social Work Therapy Referral Service

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership

DBSA-Boston Support Groups

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)



Project Just Because (multiple basic needs)

Boston Public Schools

Mass Health Transportation

Boston Public Health Commission


Spinal Cord Injury

New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center
     - Frequently Asked Questions
     - NERSCIC Brochure

Spinal Cord Injury Guide


Substance Abuse

Project Assert

Substance Abuse Assistance

Alcoholics Anonymous


Institute for Health and Recovery

Adolescent Substance Abuse Program

Smoking Cessation Programs


Utility Assistance

Action Boston Community Development

Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program

Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program

Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance

Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

Massachusetts Energy Assistance

Good Neighbor Energy Fund

Contact Us

Behavioral Health Clinic
Call:  617.414.5245

Outpatient Consults
Call:  617.638.6835

Manager for Inpatient Social Work
Call:  617.414.5444

Boston Medical Center
Social Work Department
88 East Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118

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