ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development)

Filed Under: Education, Employment, Food, Fuel Assistance, Housing, Other Groups
Location
178 Tremont Street
Boston, ma 02111
Phone
Phone: 617-348-6000
TTY: 617-423-9215
Online
Website
Who to Contact
Ask for program or service
Services

Programs include adult education, GED preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), employment and training, health services, food pantries, fuel assistance, housing assistance, early education and care, youth services, citizenship assistance, and elder services. Some ABCD neighborhood sites offer assistance with the Earned Income Tax Credit, tax preparation, and financial literacy.

Call for further information about each program.

Referral from Hunger Hotline (800-645-8333) required for many food pantry services. Call M – F: 8am – 7pm or Sat: 10am – 2pm.

Service hours

Downtown office: M - F: 9am - 5pm

Other Locations

Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center (NOC)
640 Washington Street, Suite 203
Brighton
617-903-3640

Asian American Civic Association
87 Tyler St. 5th Floor,
Chinatown, Boston
617-426-9492

Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center
110 Claybourne St.
Dorchester
617-288-2700

East Boston Area Planning Action Council (APAC)
21 Meridian St.
East Boston
617-567-8857

Roxbury/N. Dorchester NOC
565 Warren Street
Roxbury
617-442-5900

Jamaica Plain APAC
30 Bickford St. Jamaica Plain (in the Bromley Health Housing Development)
617-522-4250

JFK Family Service Center
23A Moulton St.
Charlestown
617-241-8866

Mattapan Family Service Center
535 River St.
Mattapan
617-298-2045

Mystic Valley Opportunity Center
11 Dartmouth St
Suite  104
Malden
781-321-2501

North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center
1 Michelangelo St.
Boston
617-523-8125

Parker Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Service Center
714 Parker St.
Roxbury
617-445-6000

South Boston APAC
424 W. Broadway St.
South Boston
617-269-5160

South End Neighborhood Service Center
554 Columbus Ave. Boston
617-267-7400
South End NSC has a program specifically for ex-offenders

ABCD South Side
19 Corinth St.
Roslindale
617-327-1152

South Boston Head Start – Old Colony
125 Mercer St.
South Boston
617-752-4449

Requirements & Restrictions

Most programs are open to residents of Boston and nearby suburbs. Suburban residents should call and check on eligibility. Some programs also have income-eligibility requirements.

Languages

English, Spanish, French, Creole, Somali, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Bosnian. Ask about specific languages at program or neighborhood office when calling.

Transportation

While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated January 30, 2019