ABCD Action Boston Community Development
Since its inception in 1962, ABCD has remained devoted to its mission of promoting self-help for low-income people and neighborhoods.  ABCD empowers disadvantaged people by providing them with the tools to overcome poverty, live with dignity, and achieve their full potential.  It emphasizes education, skilled job-training and asset development.  While ABCD's overall focus remains long-term self-sufficiency, we understand that sometimes, things happen.  ABCD offers a number of programs that help families through these times of crisis, including fuel assistance in winter, food pantries, and rental assistance.  Once stability has been established, ABCD helps people move forward with a focus on education and skill development.  The agency works closely with area businesses and academic institutions to develop programs that educate workers who are consistently applauded for their abilities and commitment to excellence.

A Better Tomorrow
A not-for-profit community based organization committed to providing our families with the best services.  A Better Tomorrow  strives to help its constituents find long term success through assisting families in need in obtaining the best commuity resources and referrals in the community.  We believe in helping to improve the quality of life for families.   We provide leadership and direction to immigrant families living in America.  Some of our services include bilingual parenting education, advocacy, case management, health issues, ESL for anyone and computer applications skills.  A Better Tomorrow is dedicated to establishing, supporting and sustaining families who are interested in changing the way they live and striving to be the model and legacy for their children.

BMC HealthNet Plan
BMC HealthNet Plan is a managed care oranization that provides affordable, high-quality healthcare coverage to low-to-moderate-income Massachusetts residents.  The Plan contracts with 15,000 healthcare providers (including 58 hospitals) to provide access to care to 240,000 Commonwealth Care and MassHealth members throughout the state.

Cambridge Health Alliance
An innovative, award-winning health system that provides high quality care in Cambridge, Everett, Revere, Malden, Somerville, and Boston's metro-north communities.

Eliot Community Human Services
A private non-profit human service agency with a network of services throughout 55 communities.  Programs include
quality residential, social, and vocational programs, ombudsman services, consultation, education and training as well as outpatient mental health services.

Everett Board of Health

Everett Chamber of Commerce
The Everett Chamber of Commerce's mission is to create and advance a favorable climate of economic development and growth for its members.  The Chamber shall serve as a unifying vlice for our retail, commercial, industrial and nonprofit members while acting as an advocate on local, state and federal issues which may impact the business community.  We shall provide opportunities for members to learn about topical issues which would affect their operation while offering opportunities for members to network and gain knowledge and experience from each other.  All of our efforts will focus on enhancing life in the Everett community.

City of Everett: Human Services
The Office of Human Services provides information and resources to Everett residents.  We offer various programs, including, but not limited to, emergency assistance, elderly medical and nutritional shopping transportation and holiday assistance.  Common questions that we receive include topics such as food stamps, fuel assistance, evictions, utility termination, Mass Health, Elderly Transportation, food pantries, shelters and housing questions, domestic violence, transitional assistance, etc.  The Office of Human Services also supports the Council on Aging and the Senior Center where we offer many exercise, educational and social programs for residents age 60 and over.  The Everett Literacy Program teaches English as a Second Language to adults in the community who want to learn English. 

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    Community Development
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    School Department

City of Everett ~ Energize Everett
A new initiative is energizing residents across the city with the goal of making healthy choices the easiest choices. Energize Everett is reaching out to schools, community groups, and surrounding municipalities to support, implement, and strengthen community initiatives aimed at bettering residents' health.  The program is funded by the Mass in Motion grant, an obesity prevention program developed by the Department of Public Health.  The group has already created a community garden, allowing school children and residents to grow food for themselves and their neighbors.  They are also starting Neighborhood Walking Audits for residents to rate the "walkability" of their neighborhoods to make sure that streets are clean and safe to walk and bike.  The group hopes to share their findings with the City's Planning Board and create a pedestrian master plan within the next year. 

Families First
Families First Parenting Programs is a parent education program.  We help parents build positive relationships with their children and we do this through interactive workshops that are sponsored by various agencies in the Greater Boston area.  We also offer professional training that helps to build the capacity of providers who work directly with families.  For information about how your organization can schedule a program, please contact us at 617-868-7687 ext. 12.

For Kids Only Afterschool Program
Strives to support the needs of children and families through academic, recreational and social opportunities that enhance school day learning and build upon individual strengths and interests neessary for life-long success.

Hallmark Health
A leading community-based, non-profit healthcare system serving Boston's northern suburgs.  The system includes two hospitals, Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford and the Melrose/Wakefield Hospital.  Also included is the Hallmark Health Medical Center in Reading, the Malden Family Health Center, Hallmark Health Cancer Center in Stoneham, Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice in Malden, Ell Pond Physicians, diagnostic facilities and community health programs. 

Health Care for All
Health Care For All (HCFA) is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization.  HCFA seeks to create a consumer-centered health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, culturally competent, high quality care and consumer education for everyone, especially the most vulnerable.  We work to achieve this as leaders in public policy, advocacy, education and service to sonsumers in Massachusetts.

Healthy Families
Healthy Families is a home visiting program for first-time parents age 20 and under.  Based at Hallmark Health, Healthy Families Melrose/Wakefield serves Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, and Wakefield.
Healthy Families provides home visits, prenatal and parenting education, mentoring, family-focused groups and activities, and connects families to community services and resources.  Services are free, confidential, and offered during pregnancy and until the child turns three.  HEALTHY FAMILIES MASSACHUSETTS is funded by the Children's Trust Fund.  For further information, please call (781)338-7550. 

Dr. Marianne Hughes, Dental Practice

Institute for Community Health (ICH)
The Institute for Community Health (ICH) is a unique collaboration among three Massachusetts health care systems to improve the health of Cambridge, Somerville, and surrounding towns. The Institute was founded in 2000 by Cambridge Health Alliance, Mt Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital of Partners HealthCare.  The goals of ICH are to advance community health research; promote community health education and training; develop community action programs and policy; and forge linkages among health care systems, community partners, and academic institutions with shared community health objectives.   ICH’s work is based primarily in the cities of Cambridge, Somerville, and surrounding communities which have ethnically, economically, and culturally diverse populations. These cities have a strong tradition of collaboration among their city agencies, community organizations, and academic institutions

Joey LoRusso Memorial Foundation
Active in fund raising to support alcohol and drug awareness programs, granting scholarships to worthy students, sponsoring annual Christmas Party at pediatric ward at Spaulding Hospital, contributing to Special Olympics, homeless children, and children in need.

LaComunida, Inc.
La Comunidad Inc. envisions the Latino-American immigrant population as becoming a community of self-sufficient individuals, able to declare themselves and make a difference in the neighborhoods and localities where they live. Focusing on service to immigrants residing in the city of Everett and surrounding towns, La Comunidad Inc. encourages its constituency to share a sense of destiny, to be part of the movement of all immigrants to improve their status and create a pathway to a better future for themselves and their families. This vision includes progress in the areas of public service, economic opportunity, leadership and participation in civic life.

Dr. Peter Masucci, Everett Pediatrician

Neighborhood Health Plan
A Massachusetts-based HMO dedicated to providing quality care for all its members. Some of the benefits include a primary care provider who will be responsible for your health care. Benefits coverage for routine, urgent, emergency and hospital care. Health and wellness programs for your family. Discounts on eyeglasses, child safety products and more.

Network Health
A comprehensive health plan that provides access to high-quality health care for Massachusetts residents who cannot
otherwise afford it. More than 150,000 members living in more than 300 cities and towns are served.

Portal to Hope
("PTH") is an award-winning nonprofit agency that serves people whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking crimes.  A survivor-driven agency, PTH serves Everett, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Winthrop and neighboring Massachusetts communities.  For more information please visit our website at

Teens in Everett against substance abuse in a youth component of the Everett Community Health Partnership-Substance Abuse Coalition. (ECHP-SAC)

Tri-City Community Action Program, Inc. (Tri-CAP) works in Everett, Malden, Medford, and surrounding communities to help eliminate the conditions that cause and perpetuate poverty.  In addition to core services such as Head Start and daycare for preschoolers, housing and pro bono legal assistance, benefits enrollment, and fuel assistance and conservation, Tri-CAP's special initiatives include: the Tri-City Hunger Network of 15+ food pantries and meals programs, the Tri-City Workforce Development Task Force that focuses on jobs/training in local economic development projects, the Cyber Café @Malden Square to lessen the digital divide for low-income residents, transitional and permanent (Single Room Occupancy [SRO] housing for homeless or formerly homeless individuals, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, Individual Development Account (IDA) matched savings program, and Environmental Justice (EJ) Community Organizing through the Mystic River Watershed Collaborative.

WIC Provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

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