Mothers for Justice and Equality

Filed Under: Education, Families, Support Groups, Women
2201 Washington Street
3rd Floor
Boston, ma 02119
Phone: 617-516-8086
Fax: 617-708-1026
Who to Contact
Jessica McCaffery - Health Equity and Community Wellness Family Advocate, Vanessa Cordero - Adult Education Program Manager/Workforce Readiness, or Genesis Bautista - Young Adult Education Program Manger

MJE was founded by mothers who had lost children to community
violence. Their founders sought to share their voice and vision to the
fight against violence.

  •  All events are currently via Zoom
  • You Matter: Personal Leadership Training, the core of MJE’s
    educational programming
  • Youth Peer Leadership program
  • Workforce Readiness Initiative, provides coaching and mentoring
    (provided by past participants) as well as job search assistance,
    resume and interview prep. Mothers are expected to secure
    employment and/or continue education within 12 months of
    enrolling in the program. Much of their current staff are past
    program participants and they have strong community
    relationships allowing them to place both adults and youth in jobs
    outside of the agency.
  • Financial Literacy curriculum involves working with incarcerated
    individuals at the Suffolk County House of Corrections to expand
    their impact to address the needs of young adult incarcerated
    men coming back into the community
  • Health and Wellness workshops involve curriculum and activities
    surrounding trauma and resilience, healthy relationships,
    physical and mental health, and healing through art. MJE
    partners with the Grove Hall Senior Center to provide Health and
    Wellness workshops.
  • MJE provides services through the Neighborhood Trauma Team.
    Services include case management, neighborhood canvassing,
    and linking survivors of violence to a larger network of trauma
    informed services.
  • MJE has an Emergency Funds Program, which helps to provide
    food, winter coats, gift cards, and rental assistance to people in
    need. MJE also helps to provide their members with computers.
  • MJE has access to spanish-speaking translators
  • MJE is leading parenting trainings for parents of youth attending
    Boston Public Schools.
  • MJE responds to emerging needs by designing specific modules
    for unique populations, such as a new Homeless Teen Mothers
    and Fathers program in partnership with area shelter services.
  • Empowerment breakfasts, Corner Café Voter Engagement, an
    annual Mothers of Courage Award Ceremony. These events are
    currently held virtually, due to COVID19.

MJE provides services at their main location in Roxbury and also
within the Suffolk County House of Corrections, in area affordable
housing complexes, and at partner sites within their communities.

Waiting time
Programs are free for participating members



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Last updated December 30, 2020


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