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The Neighborhood Network

A network of 14 neighborhood opportunity centers, managed through the Community Coordination Department, provides access to ABCD services for struggling families in every community. Linking into this primary network are the hundreds of additional ABCD program sites in every Boston neighborhood where ABCD programs and services are provided: Head Start, Senior Programs, Health Services, Fuel Assistance, SummerWorks, and more.

Specific Neighborhood Network/Community Coordination programs include: Adopt-A-Family/ABCD Toy Drive; Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); Youth Engaged in Action (YEA!) program for 13 year olds; Immigration Services; Food Insecurity; and Civic Engagement.

ABCD Dorchester staff


Since 2014, the ABCD Mobile Food Pantry has fought against hunger and poor nutrition by bringing healthy foods directly to our clients who live in food deserts or have limited mobility. Originally designed to serve Allston, Mattapan, and East Boston – three neighborhoods where food pantries are scarce. This expansion has only been possible due to the support of lead funder Liberty Mutual Foundation, and the ongoing support of the Boston College Community Fund and Project Bread.  

ABCD Opportunity Centers

Residents with limited English language capability can 25-40% less than those who have mastered the language. 

ABCD Central 

178 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02111


John J. Drew, CEO/President

Tvonne Jones, Board Chairperson


Allston-Brighton NOC

565 Washington Street

Brighton, MA 02135


Amelia Youngstrom, Operations Manager

Patricia McShane, Board Chairperson

Asian American Civic Association

87 Tyler Street

Boston, MA 02111


Mary Chin, Executive Director

Yong Mei Chen, Board Chairperson

Citywide Boston Hispanic Center

30 Bickford Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

617.522.4250 ext. 201

Ivana Serret, Director

Dorchester NSC

110 Claybourne Street

Dorchester, MA 02124

617.288.2700 ext. 230

Durrell Harris, Operations Manager

Thelma Burns, Board Chairperson

East Boston APAC

21 Meridian Street

East Boston, MA 02128

617.567.8857 ext. 201

Shirley Fajardo, Operations Manager

Patricia Powers, Board Chairperson

Jamaica Plain APAC

30 Bickford Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

617.522.4250 ext. 201

Ivana Serret, Director

Thomas Webb, Board Chairperson

John F. Kennedy FSC

23A Moulton Street

Charlestown, MA 02129


Terry Kennedy, Director

Eileen Ward, Board Chairperson

Mattapan FSC

535 River Street

Mattapan, MA 02126

617.298.2045 ext. 201

Bianny Suncar, Director

Lincoln Larmond, Board Chairperson

Mystic Valley Opportunity Center

11 Dartmouth Street, Suite 104

Malden, MA 02148


Aiesha Washington, Operations Manager

Paul Degenkolb, Board Chairperson

North End/West End NSC

1 Michelangelo Place

Boston, MA 02113

617.523.8125 ext. 201

Maria Stella-Gulla, Director

Andres Molina, Board Chairperson

Parker Hill/Fenway NSC

714 Parker Street

Roxbury, MA 02120

617.445.6000 ext. 227

Ivana Serret, Director

Joan Jackson-Shivers, Board Chairperson

Roxbury/N. Dorchester NOC

565 Warren Street

Roxbury, MA 02121

617-442.5900 ext. 201

Theresa Fortillus, Operations Manager

Mary Keith, Board Chairperson

South Boston APAC

424 West Broadway

South Boston, MA 02127


Patricia Wright, Director

Nancy Byrne McRobert, Board Chairperson

South End NSC

554 Columbus Avenue

Boston, MA 02118

617.267.7400 ext. 234

Robert Wheeler, Operations Manager

Mary Manuel, Board Chairperson