Dorchester House offers an array of community services through our partnership with DotWell, a collaborative organization founded by Codman Square Health Center and Dorchester House to provide the highest quality comprehensive clinical and community-based services to the residents of Dorchester. Clicking on the links below will redirect you to the DotWell Community Services page.
SCI Dorchester @ DotWell is a civic partnership between Social Capital Inc. and DotWell with the goal of strengthening communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. This increase in social capital will result in communities that are safer, healthier and more vital. A signature feature of the SCI activities is the well-developed interactive community portal www.mydorchester.org as well as the weekly SCI Dorchester E-Blast, a weekly electronic newsletter announcing community events, programs and opportunities.
Get help with our Free Tax Preparation and see if you are eligible to receive important tax credits through the EITC. Skilled volunteers and professional counselors offer practical Credit Coaching and one-on-one Credit Counseling sessions to those who need help reducing debt or solving credit problems. You can also sign up for a Personal Finance Workshop, which focuses on topics such as budgeting, identity theft, and foreclosure prevention, among others. For those wanting to save for education, we offer Matched College Savings. Finally, adolescents in 11th and 12th grade can take Skills for Life, a highly interactive class that combines lessons in personal finance with career exploration by making trips to the Harvard Business School, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and other organizations.
Take advantage of a wide variety of recreation and fitness activities, especially our Gymnasium and Pool programming, which include Youth Sports and Aquatics Programs. Shoot some hoops with the Beantown Slam or join the Sting Rays Swim Team. Take Swim Lessons, participate in Lifeguard Training or take part in our Water Safety Program. If you are a woman and or child under 15, you have access to HealthWorks at Codman, a fitness center we offer through our partnership with the HealthWorks Foundation that provides memberships on an income-based sliding scale.
Drop by our Teen Center and make some movies with our I AMM film crew, participate in our drawing club, join the Dorchester Youth Council or take advantage of our tutoring program. Need a job for the summer? Our Community Health Careers Internships offered in partnership with the Boston Youth Fund can be a great way to test out your dream career. And our Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative connects parents and kids at three local schools with health and social service organizations and other enrichment groups.