Charlestown Community Resource Guide

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Resource Name Type of Organization Key Programs Offered

Gavin Foundation - Charlestown Recovery House

Addiction + Substance Abuse / Abuso de Alcohol y Drogas The nonprofit Gavin Foundation offers a continuum of care that has expanded as the need for services has grown. We operate a dozen programs and collaborate on a half dozen more. We offer Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery programs. Clients are able to move across and within our programs as needed. Our Prevention and Intervention programs included school and community educational outreach, overdose prevention training at our peer to peer recovery center and positive sport and recreation activities at the Walsh Center, our community center for children and teens. We offer residential and outpatient Treatment and Recovery programs. A client may be introduced to the Gavin Foundation for detox and would be admitted to our facility for clinical support services (CSS) and/or transitional support services (TSS). That may be all the services some want or need, others may move on for further treatment at one of our recovery homes, such as the Charlestown Recovery House, or utilize outpatient services at our Center for Recovery Services (CRS). Behavioral Therapy, Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) and employment assistance are just a few of the services available at CRS to our residential and non-residential clients. Non-residential clients also include participants in our criminal justice programs including our Total Immersion Program, TIP, offered to parolees through local courts. In addition to visiting CRS for services, residents of our adolescent recovery home, Cushing House, have the option to attend our recovery high school, Ostiguy High, a Boston Public High School. Gavin Foundation residents from many of our programs visit our Walsh Community Center for social and recreational activities. Our adult clients and members of the community join our peer to peer recovery center, the Devine Recovery Center (DRC), and participate in meetings, events and social activities. Individuals who have been through detox with us are introduced to the DRC as patients and are encouraged to join. It is a safe place of recovery no matter where you are in the continuum of care.

Harvard-Kent Elementary School

Education /Educación Elementary School Education

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry

Basic Needs: Food pantry, clothes, shelter etc. / Necesidades básicas: Despensa de alimentos, Ropa, Refugio, etc Coming Soon

John F. Kennedy Family Service Center

Abuse and Neglect + Prevention & Intervention / Abuso y Negligencia + Prevención e Intervención, After School Programs / Actividades después de la Escuela, Basic Needs: Food pantry, clothes, shelter etc. / Necesidades básicas: Despensa de alimentos, Ropa, Refugio, etc, Child Care / Cuidado de niños, Disaster + Fire + Flood / Desastres + Incendio + Inundaciones, Education /Educación, Financial Education/Educación Financiera, Food /Alimentación, Fuel Assistance / Asistencia de pago para utilidades, Jobs + Career Services / Empleo, Public benefits (WIC, SNAP, DTA) / Beneficios públicos, Recreation / Recreación, Senior Services / Servicios para personas mayores, Summer + Vacation Programs / Programas de verano y vacacionales, Translation / Traducción, Transportation / Transportación, Volunteer Opportunities / Trabajo Voluntario Head Start, toddler, preschool and after school education, childcare, elder care, and community services to Charlestown and the greater Boston community.

John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, Inc.

After School Programs / Actividades después de la Escuela, Basic Needs: Food pantry, clothes, shelter etc. / Necesidades básicas: Despensa de alimentos, Ropa, Refugio, etc, Child Care / Cuidado de niños, Disaster + Fire + Flood / Desastres + Incendio + Inundaciones, Education /Educación, Emergency Services/ Servicios de Emergencia, Fitness + Health and Wellness / Ejercitación + Salud y Bienestar, Food /Alimentación, Fuel Assistance / Asistencia de pago para utilidades, Jobs + Career Services / Empleo, Public benefits (WIC, SNAP, DTA) / Beneficios públicos, Recreation / Recreación, Senior Services / Servicios para personas mayores, Summer + Vacation Programs / Programas de verano y vacacionales, Translation / Traducción, Volunteer Opportunities / Trabajo Voluntario Early Education and Childcare Services Elder Care Services (Homemaking, Personal Care, Heavy Chore and Companion) Senior Recreation and Socialization Services Basic and Emergency Needs Information and Referral Service Weekly Food Distribution (Fair Foods) Translation Services Parenting Education Services Computer Lab Literacy Enhancement Services for Young Children Ages and Stages Developmental Questionnaire Services Summer Jobs Government Services Assistance Fuel Assistance Employment Assistance Farmer's Market

Knights of Columbus

Club + Civic Associations / Clubes y Asociaciones cívicas, Neighborhood Association / Asociaciones de vecindarios Coming Soon

Mark & Michelle Gorman Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Education /Educación The Fund awards annual scholarships in memory of Mark and Michelle to students in grades Pre-K – college. Scholarships are financed by players and participants in the Fund’s annual tournament held every September at the Barry Playground in Charlestown.

MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center

Healthcare / Asistencia Médica We offer a full range of health services including Acupuncture, Adult Primary Care, Counseling and Behavioral Services, Dermatology, Gynecology, Health Education, Imaging (X-Ray), Interpreting Services, Navigation Services, Neurology, Nutrition, Obstetrics, Patient Wellness Programs, Pediatric and Adolescent Care, Phlebotomy Services, Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Recovery Coaching, Rheumatology, WIC and many more.

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Education /Educación nursing, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology

NEW Health Charlestown

Healthcare / Asistencia Médica NEW Health Charlestown is a satellite of North End Waterfront Health, a federally qualified health center providing fully integrated care through affiliations with Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Our facility is located within the Bunker Hill Public Housing Development at 15 Tufts Street, Charlestown. Whether you need primary, pediatric, dental, vision, or behavioral health care and support, you can have peace of mind knowing that we will work together with you and your family to provide high-quality care that is integrated, caring, and personalized. We offer services designed to help you when you are sick and programs to help keep you well. We see patients by scheduled appointment, same-day appointments, and walk-in access. We accept most public and private health insurance plans. NEW Health provides services to all regardless of ability to pay. Click here to learn more about discounts that may be available to you.

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