Advocacy & Resources

Our staff is knowledgeable about and connected to a wide variety of community resources.  We offer confidential advocacy and support to families when situations become challenging and seem too difficult to resolve alone.  In each of our three primary neighborhoods, we provide: 

  • guidance for families to make informed decisions
  • advocacy to assist in navigating systems (BPS, Early Intervention, housing, DTA)
  • referrals to appropriate resources within the community (childcare, food, clothing, fuel assistance)
  • skill development through educational workshops
  • recreational activities and family events

DORCHESTER:

We operate a Family Enrichment Site at UP Academy, 35 Westville Street, where our Family Enrichment specialist is on site to work directly with families and to lead parenting education groups.  Contact Remetrious Rogers at 617-265-8900.

Patch is a partnership with the Department of Children and Families. A social work team is located on-site at 200 Bowdoin Street to provide prevention services to neighborhood families in need.  Get involved in making Dorchester a safe, healthy, nurturing community for families--join FNC's Dorchester CARES Community Coalition.  Monthly meetings first Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30 at 200 Bowdoin Street and are open to all. For more information contact Tara Register at 617-474-1143.

ALLSTON-BRIGHTON:

Our Allston-Brighton programs operate out of several local community sites, and the staff has office space at the Presentation School Foundation Community Center in Oak Square (640 Washington Street, Brighton).  Contact Colleen McGuire.

ROSLINDALE:

Stony Brook Commons Community Center at 26 Blue Ledge Drive is the home base for many of our Roslindale activities. Contact Maxine Hall.