T his website was developed as part of a project to improve culturally competent care at Dorchester House Multi-Service Center [www.dorchesterhouse.org], a federally qualified community health center located in Boston, Massachusetts. The health center, which is located in the heart of the state’s largest Vietnamese community, provides comprehensive health and wellness services to community members. We worked with organizations and service providers in the community to develop the materials included on the website. Please contact us with your feedback or questions.
Dorchester South Women, Infants & Children Program: www.mass.gov/wic
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.
Bay Cove Early Intervention: www.baycove.org
Bay Cove Early Intervention is a part of the Bay Cove Human Services organization. The Bay Cove Human Services organization is a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides a wide variety of services to individuals and their families who face the life-long challenges of developmental disabilities, aging, mental illness and drug and alcohol addiction. The Early Intervention program serves children birth to three years old who require support to overcome developmental and environmental challenges.
Viet-American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID): www.vietaid.org
The Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID) was founded in 1994 by community leaders and residents who believed that a community development corporation would provide comprehensive economic development programs and services to alleviate poverty and advance civic participation in the Fields Corner Vietnamese community of Dorchester.
Vietnamese American Civic Association: www.vacaboston.org
The Vietnamese-American Civic Association, Inc. (VACA) is a multi-service Mutual Assistance Association (MAA) which was founded in 1984 by Vietnamese refugees interested in assisting other refugees with the resettlement process here in Boston.