Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center




Along with core programs, at ABCD Dorchester, we provide holiday programs including gifts, meals, and Adopt-a-Family, and the following:

Farm to Family provides low income families with subsidized food baskets filled with fresh produce, some of which is harvested from the center’s community garden a farm in Sharon, Massachusetts.

Child Injury Prevention Training teaches parents how to childproof their homes and prevent accidents. As part of the training, parents receive additional free childproofing materials, such as outlet covers, supplied by the Boston Public Health Commission.

Wellness Waggin’ provides high-quality, low-cost pet wellness care for residents of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan in partnership with the Animal Rescue League Boston (ARL). The Wellness Waggin’ is a mobile veterinary unit outfitted with an exam room and a surgical suite.


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.

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