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Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center (Dorchester HERC), Mattapan, Massachusetts

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Address: 130 River St.
Mattapan, Massachusetts  02126  
United States
Fax: 617-296-7453
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 15
Number of People Being Served: 700
EIN: 04-3335808
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Mission Statement


The main mission of the Dorchester H.E.R.C. is to encourage under privileged and high risk elementary, middle and high school students to excel academically. Dorchester H.E.R.C. seeks to challenge students to pursue their dreams and goals and to assist them and their families through this process. The programs focus on developing and enriching the students mentally, spiritually, and relationally.

Description


The Center is situated in the heart of the community of the immigrants in need of its services. The Center stands in a perfect position to be the centerpiece between differing groups of people to help overcome the economic, cultural, and language barriers that exits. There is a sense of trust and safety attached to a "Faith-based Center" that makes it an ideal place for people to seek help for themselves. The Center has the adequate space, ideal location, ad the concerned individuals who are committed to seeing people succeed academically, as well as socially. Additionally, in an effort to help our students become familiar with the culture, we take them on field trips to social and historical places around Boston.

The Center is situated in the heart of the community of the immigrants in need of its services. The Center stands in a perfect position to be the centerpiece between differing groups of people to help overcome the economic, cultural, and language barriers that exits. There is a sense of trust and safety attached to a "Faith-based Center" that makes it an ideal place for people to seek help for themselves. The Center has the adequate space, ideal location, ad the concerned individuals who are committed to seeing people succeed academically, as well as socially. Additionally, in an effort to help our students become familiar with the culture, we take them on field trips to social and historical places around Boston.

Mission Statement: The main mission of the Dorchester H.E.R.C. is to encourage under privileged and high risk elementary, middle and high school students to excel academically. Dorchester H.E.R.C. seeks to challenge students to pursue their dreams and goals and to assist them and their families through this process. The programs focus on developing and enriching the students mentally, spiritually, and relationally.

Organizational Statement of Faith


The mission of the Dorchester Nazarene Compassionate Center (DNCC) is to provide relief to the most vulnerable, distressed and underprivileged people of the Boston area, with particular emphasis on the Haitian community and the youth in Dorchester, Mattapan, Roselindale and the surrounding communities. As faith leaders, we explore the root causes of factors that are jeopardizing the health and welfare of our congregations, and take a vested interest in building the capacity of our community through outreach and education. The Dorchester Nazarene Church was among the first Haitian congregations in Boston to openly address the issue of HIV/AIDS prevention and education. We strongly embrace the idea of reaching out and addressing the needs of the whole individual in a culturally complete and sensitive way. Our aim is to promote the health and welfare of our community and also to serve as a supportive link to the wider U.S. social and economic system. For the past 7 years, the DNCC has been home to many successful programs and activities that have significantly impacted the lives of many thousands of individuals. DNCC?s main program areas are Adult Basic Education (ESL/Computer Literacy), Youth Services (including the Higher Education Resource Center), Health Education, and Food and Nutrition Services. We have attracted funding from local foundations and corporations, including the Boston Foundation, CCHER, Boston Capacity Tank, United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Clippership Foundation, English for New Bostonians, BMA, Komen Foundation, the Boston Foundation and many others. We combine grants, donations, volunteer efforts, church support, and professional services to cover our expenses, and are continually developing relationships with new funders.


Denominational Affiliations


Church of the Nazarene


Local Affiliation



Organizational Affiliations


Emmanuel Gospel Center, TechMission, TechMission Corps, TechMission Member


Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes