Month: February 2021

Irvienne Goldson, health care “spirit warrior” for women of color, dies at 60

No stranger to the daily challenges women of color face, Irvienne Goldson became a beacon of hope while offering health resources, education, and guidance to Boston’s underserved communities. “Things get hard,” she said in a “Warrior Wednesdays” video posted online, adding that “when I get to that moment of, like, I do feel like giving up, that’s where my spirit warrior…

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ABCD offers FREE tax return preparation for eligible residents who earned under $57,000 in 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 11, 2021 CONTACT: Cherrelle Norris617.455.7212cherrelle.norris@bostonabcd.org ABCD offers FREE tax return preparation for eligible residents who earned under $57,000 in 2020 COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 allows for use of 2020 OR 2019 income for EITC and the Additional Child Tax Credit; Eligible filers can claim Recovery Rebate Credit (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development)…

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ABCD Fuel Assistance provides help to keep thousands of people warm this winter

ABCD Fuel Assistance is available to those who need help staying warm this winter. While the program has helped thousands of families and individuals, it can help many more. “Eligibility is where you are right now, not what you made last year,” said ABCD President/CEO John Drew. Listen to the entire interview here:


ABCD provides fuel assistance for thousands of households

ABCD has helped thousands of individuals and families with fuel assistance this winter. With the impending storm this afternoon, they expect many more people to need help. President/CEO John Drew said,”We are presently at $875 which is substantial but in this particular winter where people are hurting, we need more” Listen Here:


ABCD: Don’t Put Off Call for Fuel Assistance

Kathy Tobin, Energy Programs Director for ABCD, explains how eligible households can receive home heating assistance, as well as cost-saving weatherization and upgrades for more energy efficiency. Interview for BNN News. Aired February 1, 2021. For more information or to apply for fuel assistance, call 617 357-6012. WATCH HERE