John F. Kennedy Family Services Center

Filed Under: Education, Families, Older Adults
Location
Community Resources Center. 55 Bunker Hill St
Charlestown, ma 02129
Phone
Phone: (617) 241-8866 ext. 1352
Online
cgalvin@kennedycenter.org
Website
Who to Contact
Crystal Galvin
Services

The Kennedy Center develops and operates high quality programs that serve a wide range of ages and needs to residents of Charlestown and the greater Boston community. Services provided:

Eldercare Services:

• Daily social activities
• Monthly educational speakers
• Monthly health screenings and health education presentations
• Case management services
• Translation & interpretation services in Spanish, English, and Chinese
• Pickup and delivery of prescriptions medications for isolated, frail, and home bound elders
• Medical Escorts for medical appointments
• Trips to local shopping malls and recreational events are provided
• Weekly Fair Foods distribution program
• Cooking and healthy eating classes
• Heating fuel assistance application processing
• Emergency support service referrals
• Health screening/services and health services referrals
• Weekly senior exercise programs
• Access to a computer lab and computer training

Education Services:

• Preschool Programs
• Toddler Childcare/Early Head Start
• After-school Program
• Parent Handbooks

Community Services:

• Information and referrals to education and job training programs
• Weekly food distribution programs in collaboration with Fair Foods
• Positive parenting classes and food shopping on a budget
• Healthy cooking classes and food shopping on a budget
• Classes in budget preparation and financial literacy training
• Assistance in accessing all forms of local, State, Federal, and corporate low-income support services such as fuel assistance, food stamps (SNAP), housing vouchers, WIC, Summer Works jobs, and low cost internet and computers, etc.
• Emergency support services for those that are: in need of food, clothing, shelter, transportation services to critical appointments; information about and/or referral to organizations that provide services for individuals/families dealing with issues of domestic violence, substance abuse/addiction, and/or mental health concerns.
• Information and referrals for basic health screening services for children and adults.
• Annual Holiday Gift Drive that provides seasonal gifts for over 500 children from low income families.
• Annual Community Pot Luck Luncheon.

Languages

English, Spanish, Chinese

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 April 3, 2020