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All Bright Community Center

1287B Commonwealth Ave, Allston 02134 

617-787-2976

Contact: Etta Anderson (ESOL) ettamanderson@aol.com

Contact: Sarah Pelayo (resident services) Pelayo@allstonbrightoncdc.org

Services:ESOL, Resident Services 

 

Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation

18R Shepard St. #100 Brighton, MA 02135 617-787-3874 (x206)

Contact: Jason Desrosier desrosier@allstonbrightoncdc.org

Services: Affordable Housing, Homebuying 101 Classes, Homebuying Mentors, Community Engagement & Advocacy

 

ABCD Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center

640 Washington St. Suite 203

Brighton 02135

617-903-3640 

Contact: Elaina Schrechenberger

e.schreckenberger@bostonabcd.org 

Services: Food Pantry, Summerworks, YEA, Job Search & Resume Assistance, Fuel Assistance, VITA Tax Prep, Food Stamp & Healthy Cooking Workshops, Housing Search Assistance, Emergency Utility Advocacy, Tech Goes Home

 

Boston Tuition-Free Community College Plan

The application for the tuition-free community college plan, which provides a cost-effective entry point into higher education for Boston’s young people.

 

Boston College Neighborhood Center

480 Washington St., Brighton 02135 617-552-0445

Contact: Maria DiChiappari, bcnc@bc.edu or bcneighborhoodcenter@gmail.com  

Services: ESOL for Adults, Tutoring for Children, Community grants for non-profits 

 

Brighton Branch Library– BPL

40 Academy Hill Rd., Brighton 02135

617-859-2404

Contact: Uma Murthy, umurthy@bpl.org

Services: ESOL Conversation

 

Brazilian Women’s Group

697 Cambridge St., Suite 106 

Brighton 02135

617-202-5775 

Contact: Heloisa Galvao

heloisa@verdeamarelo.org

Services: ESOL, Immigration, Workers’ Rights, Women’s Coop, Referrals

 

Brazilian Workers Center

14 Harvard St. 2nd fl., Allston 02134

617-783-8001

www.braziliancenter.org info@braziliancenter.org

Contact: Natalicia Tracy, PhD  Executive Director

Services: Legal Services, Immigrant/ Workers’ Rights, ESOL, Leadership/Civic Training, OSHA Health & Safety Training, Mediation/Negotiation of Work Disputes, RAFT application Assistance, Food distribution and Covid-19 emergency assistance, Consular appointments for Brazilians, Notary Seals/stamps. Policy Strategy

 

Charles River Community Health Center

495 Western Ave., Allston 02135

617-783-0500 

Services: ESOL, Citizenship

 

EMPath 

10 Perthshire Rd., Brighton 02135

617-782-7600 

Services: Mobility Mentoring Services, Family Shelter, Family Support Services

 

Gardner Pilot Academy

30 Athol St., Allston 02134

617-635-8365

Contact: Michelle Duval, m.duval@live.com 

Services: ESOL (remote)

 

Harvard Ed Portal

224 Western Ave., Allston 02134

617-496-5022

Contact:  allston_edportal@harvard.edu

Services: The Ed Portal offers learning opportunities for Allston-Brighton residents by connecting the community with resources at Harvard University.  These include wellness classes and workshops, resources for job seekers, arts programs such as performance and art-making,  academic and recreation programs for youth, character development for high school students, capacity building for local business owners, professional development for public school teachers, and more.



Honan-Allston Branch Library – BPL

300 North Harvard St., Allston 02134

617-787-6313

Contact: Denice Thornhill dthornhill@bpl.org

 

Jackson/Mann Community Center

500 Cambridge St., Allston 02134

617-635-5153

Contact: Rosie Hanlon Rosie.hanlon@boston.gov

Contact: Dwight Jarrat Dwight.jarrat@jacksonmanncc.org

Services: ESOL, ABE, HiSET, Distance Learning, Computer Lab, Teen Program, Before/Afterschool, Preschool, Enrichment Classes, Recreation

 

Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center

123 Antwerp Street Extension 

Brighton 02135

978-973-7830

Contact: Jo-Ann Barbour joannbarbour@charlesviewcommunity.org

Services:  ESOL, Workforce/Employment Training, Computer Class, After-school Homework Assistance, Family Nurturing Programs: Caregivers/Parents of Infants and Toddlers, Video/Web training

Kithara youth and adult guitar lessons at Josephine Fiorentino Community Center

To enroll contact: 617-782-2404



The Literacy Connection

637 Cambridge St., Brighton 02135    

617-746-2100

Contact: Sister Pat Andrews andrews@csjboston.org

Services: Literacy, ESOL, Pre-GED/Hi-SET, Citizenship

 

The Women’s Table

637 Cambridge St.   

Brighton 02135

617-746-2056

Contact: Mary Rita Weschler

maryrita.weschler@csjboston.org

Services: Individual Advocacy, Referrals/Connections to Resources, Personal Growth & Enrichment Workshops

 

Veronica B. Smith Multi-Services Senior Center

20 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton 02135

617-635-6120 

Contact: Cynthia Woolcock

Cynthia.Woolcock@boston.gov

Services: ESOL (fee charged for classes)



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Career Explorations – ABCD Action for Boston Community Development 

Need help paying for heat?

Apply for help through the state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Visit boston.gov/homeheating or call 617-357-6012.

Senior Save Applications Now Available

To learn more about Seniors Save and to apply for the program residents are invited to contact (617) 635-HOME, or visit the Boston Home Center website: https://www.boston.gov/departments/neighborhood-development/how-join-seniors-save-program

Senior Citizen Property Tax Work- Off Abatement Program Extension

The tax work-off abatement law allows a city or town to establish a program giving property owners 60 years or older the opportunity to volunteer services to their city or town in exchange for a reduction in property tax. Applications are available at the city’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly and are due by August 1, 2016. dates. Interested older adults are encouraged to call the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly at 617-635-4366 for additional information and to request an application.

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Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline

1-800- 645-8333 (Toll-free)

The FoodSource Hotline can help you find out if you qualify for SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) and help you apply over the phone. Counselors can also help connect you with other food resources in your area.

 

ABHC’s Neighborhood Food Map 

Shows where you can shop for food around Allston-Brighton, and where you can use your SNAP or WIC.

 

See below for food access and aid locations throughout Allston-Brighton.

Check ABHC’s Food Access Calendar for more information about each site’s dates and open hours.

 

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Food Pantry

617-903- 3640

PSF Community Center

640 Washington St., Suite 203, Brighton MA 02135

You must live in Boston (which includes Allston-Brighton), Everett, Malden or Medford. Food is available once per month, with exceptions during food emergencies. Food pantry items include staples such as beans, rice, peanut butter, pasta, etc., as well as perishable items including fresh produce, a variety of meat options, soups, eggs, and sometimes cheese.

To receive food from the food pantry please to provide:

1. A photo ID (passport or state ID) for the head of household

2. Income for the last 30 days for everyone over the age of 18

3. Proof of residency (ex: utility bill)

4. Proof of household member identification (ex: photo ID or health insurance or birth certificate). 

 

Allston-Brighton Food Pantry

617-254- 4046

Brighton Allston Congregational Church

404 Washington St., Brighton, MA 02135

Please provide photo ID, information on income eligibility, and a letter confirming address to receive a food basket (a 3-4 day food supply for one household). Community supper served to-go.

 

Allston Brighton APAC

406 Cambridge St., Allston. 617-783-1485

Please provide information on income eligibility and address.

 

Brazilian Workers Center Food for All in Solidarity

14 Harvard Ave., Allston. 617-288-6185 

Vegetables, fruits and an assortment of other products

No ID or signup required. All are welcome.

Volunteers always needed to unload, pack and clean up!

  

Mobile Market Charles River Community Health Center

495 Western Ave, Brighton. 617-783-0500

Open to all patients of the Health Center.

No income requirement, please provide confidential demographic information and answer brief food access questions. Patients must call or come to the health center to pre-register with one of the Community Health workers.

 

Open Door Free Meal Program at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

62 Harvard Ave., Allston. (617) 787-7625

Evening meal and food pantry items, all are welcome, no ID required

 

Oak Square YMCA

615 Washington Street, Brighton

Free bag of shelf-stable groceries

For questions, please email food@boston.gov or call 617-635-3717

 

St. Paul Parish Food Pantry

Free bags of fresh produce, bread, and other items. No ID or proof of residency required. Allston/Brighton residents are welcome.

29 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge (Harvard Square).

Every Saturday, 10am-12pm

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Does Public Charge Apply to Me?

City of Boston Office of Immigrant Advancement, MOIA – Immigration Clinic

617-635-2980

IMMIGRANTADVANCEMENT@BOSTON.GOV

Boston is a sanctuary city and personnel are there to assist with resources regardless of immigration status.

 

Know the Facts to Protect Yourself from Immigration Scams

  • You should only go to a licensed lawyer or a BIA Recognized Non-profit Organization with Accredited Representatives for immigration legal advice.

  • Notaries and other community members are only able to fill out forms, they should not be advising you as to what form to fill out or how to fill out the form.

  • For a list of licensed Massachusetts lawyers visit: massbbo.org/bbolookup.php

  • For a list of BIA Recognized Non-profit Organizations with Accredited Representatives visit: www.justice.gov/eoir/recognition-accreditation-roster-reports

 

Rian Immigrant Center

If you would like to schedule a consultation please call 617-542-7654. If you are looking for English Classes click here. If you are looking for counseling or resources please call 617-542-7654.

The Rian Immigrant Center’s expert legal staff and pro bono attorneys offer free legal consultations at our weekly legal clinics to over 2,000 immigrants, refugees, and asylees, and provide full case representation before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for over 600 families.

We help low-income and under-served immigrants to gain legal status, work authorization, and to reunite their families so they can become empowered, reach stability, and move out of poverty.

 

City of Cambridge – Immigration Clinic 

 

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)

What immigrants can do now: People should go to a legal services provider to be screened for any possible immigration options other than DACA for which they may already eligible. The ILRC has a comprehensive client intake form to assist practitioners in screening. It can be found online at https://www.ilrc.org/screening-immigration-relief-client-intake-form-and-notes.

The Immigration Advocates Network maintains a national directory of more than 950 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. It can be found online at https://www.immigrationlawhelp.org. Community members should be warned of fraudulent service provider schemes and educated about how to seek competent immigration help. The ILRC has created community education flyers about this available in English and Spanish available online at https://www.ilrc.org/anti-fraud-flyers.

 

Health Law Advocates

Health Law Advocates offers free legal services to eligible healthcare consumers with regards to medical debt, health insurance claims, and more. Click here for more information.

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DAY CARE CENTERS

 

JCC Early Learning Center

50 Sutherland Road

Brighton, MA

617-278-2950

http://www.bostonjcc.org/Early-Learning-Centers/Locations/Brookline-Brighton.aspx

Weekdays 8:00AM-6:00PM

Full-time and part-time care (two day minumum) for children aged 15 months to 5 years.

Vouchers Accepted: No

Cost Range: Varies by age/# of days

Tuition Assistance: Yes

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: Yes

 

Jackson Mann Community Preschool

500 Cambridge Street

Allston, MA

617-635-5153

Learning Tree

17 Allston Street

Brighton, MA

617-783-4819

http://thelearningtreeallston.com

Full-time and part-time care (two day minumum) for children aged 15 months to 6 years.

Vouchers Accepted: Yes

Cost Range: $194-$400/week

Tuition Assistance: No

Drop-In Care: No 

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: No

 

Our Future Learning Center

14-20 Linden Street

Allston, MA

617-202-6800

http://ourfuturelearning.com/

Weekdays 7:30AM-6:00PM

Full-time and part-time care (two day minumum) for children aged 15 months to 6 years.

Vouchers Accepted: Yes

Cost Range: $371-$469/week

Tuition Assistance: No

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: Yes

 

Our Future Learning Center

320 Washington Street

Brighton, MA

617-787-1475

http://ourfuturelearning.com/

Weekdays 7:30AM-6:00PM

Full-time and part-time care (two day minumum) for children aged 15 months to 6 years.

Vouchers Accepted: Yes

Cost Range: $371-$469/week

Tuition Assistance: No

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: Yes

 

Pine Village Preschool

370/400 Western Avenue

Brighton, MA

617-254-0190

http://mybilingualpreschool.com/locations/brighton/

Weekdays 8:00AM-6:00PM

Full-time and part-time care (two day minumum) for children aged 15 months to 4 years.

Vouchers Accepted: No

Cost Range: $720-2050/month

Tuition Assistance: Yes

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: Yes

 

Rivendell Childcare Center

41 Quint Avenue

Allston, MA

617-348-6465

http://www.allstonbrightonapac.org/locations.html

Weekdays 8:00AM-5:30PM

Full-time and part-time care for children ages 2.9 years to 6 years.

Vouchers Accepted: Yes

Cost Range: $190/week

Tuition Assistance: Yes

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: Yes

 

Soldier’s Field Park Children’s Center

HBS Campus

One Soldiers Field Park

Boston, MA

617-870-7601

http://sfpchildrenscenter.org

Weekdays 8:00AM-6:00PM

Full-tme and part-time care for infants, toddlers, and children up to 5 years.

Vouchers Accepted: No

Cost Range: $1280-$2912/month

Tuition Assistance: Yes

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: No

 

Yal-Day-New Day Care Center

1845 Commonwealth Avenue

Brighton, MA

617-782-3661

http://ydndaycare.org

Full-time care for infants, toddlers, and children up to 5 years.

Vouchers Accepted: No

Cost Range: $1420-$2250/month

Tuition Assistance: No

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: Yes

 

IN HOME DAY CARE

 

Jacqueline Ventura

71 Colborne Road, Apt GA

Brighton, MA

617-348-6465

Weekdays 7:30AM-5:30PM

Full-time and part-time care for infants through preschool aged children.

Vouchers Accepted: Yes

Cost Range: $200/week

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Emergency Care Available: Yes

Multiple Languages: Yes

 

Little Ducklings Family Childcare

281 Faneuil Street, Apt. 1

Brighton, MA

857-417-0681

Weekdays 8:00AM-5:30PM

Full-time care for infants through 6 years old.

Vouchers Accepted: Yes

Cost Range: $300/week

Tuition Assistance:

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: Yes

 

Lucy’s Daycare

55 S Waverly St

Brighton, MA

617-254-9060

Weekday 7:00AM-5:00PM

Full-time and part-time care for infants, toddlers, and children up to 6 years.

Vouchers Accepted: Yes

Cost Range: $275/week

Tuition Assistance: No

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: Yes

 

Olive Sheehan

32 Newton Street

Brighton, MA

617-818-4973

http://childcarecenter.us/provider_detail/sheehan_olive_brighton_ma

Weekdays 7:00AM-5:30PM

Full-time care for infants through preschool.

Vouchers Accepted: No

Cost Range: $150/week

Tuition Assistance: No

Drop-In Care: Yes

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Emergency Care Available: Yes

Multiple Languages: No

 

Sara Salzberg

61 Colborne Road

Brighton, MA

617-254-3224

http://childcarecenter.us/provider_detail/salzberg_sara_brighton_ma

Weekdays 8:00AM-3:30PM

Part-time care for preschool aged children.

Vouchers Accepted: No

Cost Range: $350/week

Tuition Assistance: No

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: Yes

 

Shahla Hussain

Parsons Street

Brighton, MA

617-254-6402

http://childcarecenter.us/provider_detail/hussain_shahla_brighton_ma

Weekdays 7:30AM-6:00PM

Full-time and part-time care for infants through preschool aged children.

Vouchers Accepted: No

Drop-In Care: Yes

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: Yes

 

Siobhan McHugh

North Crescent Circuit

Brighton, MA

617-782-3267

http://childcarecenter.us/provider_detail/mchugh_siobhan_brighton_ma 

Weekdays 8:00AM-1:30PM

Part-time care for infants through preschool aged children.

Vouchers Accepted: No

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: No

 

Vasanti’s Family Child Care

1737 Commonwealth Ave

Brighton, MA

617-789-3511

http://childcarecenter.us/provider_detail/bangera_vasanti_vasantis_family_child_care_brighton_ma 

Weekdays 8:00AM-6:00PM

Full-time and part-time care for children aged 3 months-3 years.

Vouchers Accepted: No

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: No

 

Yina’s Family Day Care

115 Antwerp Street Apt. B

Brighton, MA

617-254-0927

Weekday 6:30AM-4:30PM

Full-time and part-time care for infants through 6 years old.

Vouchers Accepted: Yes

Cost Range: $300-$325/week

Tuition Assistance: No

Drop-In Care: No

Evening or Overnight Care: No

Multiple Languages: Yes