South Boston Action Center



The South Boston Action Center also offers emergency food assistance through food vouchers to local supermarkets.

Our youth programming includes Family Nurturing, an educational workshop series for couples and fathers to learn about healthy child development and important parenting skills; the South Boston Youth Council; “Sticker Shock” trainings on the dangers of underage drinking and alcohol abuse, and Youth and Community Gardening, a summer gardening program led by teen mentors.

And during the holidays, we provide holiday meals, gifts, and participation in our Adopt-a-Family program for those most in need.


All ABCD locations serve income eligible residents in Boston and several neighboring cities and towns. In addition to our core resources, which you can access on our homepage or by clicking the “All Services” button in the main navigation, we offer individual case management and frequently conduct special workshops and classes. Please check the Events page to see what’s happening at our location and throughout Greater Boston.


ABCD could not do what we do without the help of passionate volunteers. Join us for a day-long project, help out at a major event, or lend a hand on a regular basis. You’ll make a world of difference to our neighbors in need.


ABCD is a part of your neighborhood. Each of our locations has a Neighborhood Advisory Board whose members keep us in touch with your community’s current issues, needs and goals. Interested in serving on the advisory board? Have questions or comments? Call or email us anytime.