Resident Resources and Community Links
Boys and Girls Clubs of Middlesex County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County is a unique organization consisting of 5 Clubhouse facilities located within the communities of Somerville, Medford and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS)
Offers eviction protection assistance through legal representation and makes referrals to other agencies to access resources to avoid eviction
DPW Greenspace Coordinator Office
For Somerville residents who have little or no space to garden at home, a plot in one of the city’s 10 Community Gardens may be the answer.
Early Head Start
Head Start Information and Publication Center (HSIPC), a service of the Head Start Bureau, supports the Head Start community and other organizations working in the interest of children and families by providing information products and services; conference and meeting support; publication distribution; and marketing and outreach efforts.
IMPACT is an outpatient substance abuse treatment program for people whose lives have been affected by drugs, alcohol and other addictions. Services include: assessments, individual, couples and family therapy, psychoeducational and ongoing groups, psychopharmacology services; urine screening; an on-site AA meeting and medical professional support group. Specialty services are also offered.
Mystic Activity Center
The MAC is a major resource for SHA residents. The MAC includes the Mystic Learning Center, the Welcome Project and the Computer Education Center for residents.
Mystic Learning Center
After school, evening and summertime activities: Protect teen Health, HIV/Aids Prevention, and Teen Choice Club. Wed &Fri at 6-9pm. Mystic Community picnic in August, September - full staff, October after school and evening.
Patriots Trail Girl Scout Council
As a multicultural organization, Patriots’ Trail Girl Scout Council exists to meet the unique needs of girls and to help them grow into caring and confident young women. Girl Scout programs are contemporary and designed to deepen awareness of self and others, to build self-esteem and self-reliance, and to increase young girls’ abilities to succeed in the world and make a positive impact on the community.
S.C.A.T. (Somerville Community Access Television)
Somerville Community Access Television’s mission is to provide a public access media center that enables a vibrant, diverse, and evolving community to express its creativity, explain its ideas, share its cultures, and embrace the individual’s right to freedom of speech.
Somerville Community Youth Program (SCYP)
(617) 625-6600 Ext.2256
The Somerville Community Youth Program (SCYP) is the city youth department that works to engage all young people of Somerville through direct service programs, strong organizational collaborations and multiple community partnerships.
Somerville Little League
The Somerville Little League is composed of a group of volunteers from the Somerville community.
Somerville Mental Health Clinic
Child and Family Services
This office is the metropolitan headquarters for the YMCAs in this region. For the closest YMCA in your area call the number above, or conduct another search for a YMCA branch in your community
(617) 625 6600 x2985
The Somerville Arts Council is the local cultural council (LCC) for the City of Somerville, Massachusetts and serves to celebrate the arts and community. Our members are appointed by the Mayor of Somerville.
Mystic Tenants Association
The Mystic Tenants Association is a HUD recognized volunteer group that acts as an advocacy group for the residents of the Mystic Housing Development. The Mystic Tenants Association also serves as an intermediary between the Somerville Housing Authority and the residents of the Mystic Development.
The Elizabeth Peabody House
Elizabeth Peabody House provides quality child care to over 100 children on a daily basis. The children enrolled range in age from 6 weeks to 12 years. We also have a day camp (which runs eight weeks in the summer), a family camp (in which families can rent cabins for a week or two), a teen group which serves 13-18 year olds with biweekly meetings and activities, and we rent our space to various agencies for meetings, etc.Our mission is to uphold the principles of responsiveness, innovation, and vision, and to continue to serve people of all ages and all ethnic and racial backgrounds, focusing on the needs of the whole family.
The Haitian Coalition
The Haitian Coalition is a nonprofit organization formed to enlarge opportunities for Haitians in Somerville and neighboring cities. Through these efforts, the Coalition serves as a bridge between the Haitian community and the community at large.
Clarendon Hill Tenants Association
278 Powderhouse Blvd., #25B, Somerville, MA 02144
DHCD - MA Department of Housing & Community Development
The DHCD offers programs, housing and funding to communities to serve those with low to moderate incomes. The mission of DHCD is to strengthen cities, towns and neighborhoods to enhance the quality of life of Massachusetts residents. To accomplish our mission, we will provide leadership, professional assistance and financial resources to promote safe, decent affordable housing opportunities, economic vitality of communities and sound municipal management. We will forge partnerships with regional and local governments, public agencies, community based organizations and the business community to achieve our common goals and objectives. In all of these efforts, we will recognize and respect the diverse needs, circumstances and characteristics of individuals and communities.
The Welcome Project
The Welcome Project is a community-based initiative that began in the Mystic Public Housing Development of Somerville, Massachusetts in 1987. The founders of the Welcome Project, a dedicated group of tenants and community members, came together to welcome and support our new residents. Over the past fifteen years, our organization has evolved to meet changing circumstances as we have strived to make the Mystic Housing Development a livable and safe place for all residents.
The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, MassNAHRO, is a membership association of local public housing authorities, community development agencies and housing and redevelopment officials. MassNAHRO parallels and complements the National Organization of NAHRO. While the National organization is concerned with Federal policies, MassNAHRO is primarily concerned with the policies of State agencies and State programs and the implications of national policies at the state and local levels.
HUD Regional Office-Boston
HUD's mission is to increase home ownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics, management and accountability and forge new partnerships--particularly with faith-based and community organizations--that leverage resources and improve HUD's ability to be effective on the community level.
Cambridge Health Alliance
Cambridge Health Alliance is a nationally recognized, award-winning health care system that serves the residents of Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s Metro-North region. It is comprised of The Cambridge Hospital, Somerville Hospital, Whidden Memorial Hospital, the Cambridge Public Health Department, more than 20 primary care practices and Network Health – a growing Medicaid health plan.
Resource Guide for Homeless in Somerville and Arlington
Somerville Housing Authority
30 Memorial Road,
Somerville, MA 02145