Catholic Charities of Boston
For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has continued its mission of building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people. As one of the largest social service non-profit organizations in Massachusetts, Catholic Charities serves their most vulnerable neighbors each year, regardless of religion, race, gender, age, disability, or ethnicity. CCAB has five hub locations in Dorchester, Lynn, Brockton, Lowell, and South Boston, with 23 locations and 425 employees supporting families across Eastern Massachusetts
Catholic Charities of Boston at Labouré Center
275 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
Installation Date: September 3, 2021
Donated in partnership with Dedham Savings and Storytime Crafts
Labouré Early Childhood Services is a diverse center based community dedicated to providing a nurturing environment and inviting children to use their senses to explore and develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
Catholic Charities of Boston's St. Peter's Teen Center, Dorchester
Catholic Charities of Boston’s Teen Center at St. Peter serves as a safe haven for adolescents living in Dorchester’s most troubled areas—the Bowdoin Street / Geneva Avenue neighborhood—during after school hours and throughout the summer.
The Teen Center’s staff, programs, and activities aim to increase teens’ self-esteem while providing the tools needed for academic and personal growth, as well as their success in the community.
Alternative to Teen Violence
The Teen Center focuses on adolescents who have been disproportionately exposed to and involved in teen violence in Dorchester. Through critical outreach efforts and extensive, well-structured programming, the Teen Center has been successful in helping to interrupt the rapidly expanding cycle of violence. Each young person who comes through the door receives personal attention, and the tutoring and mentoring they need to succeed, as well as outreach to their families to help in resolving conflicts and in obtaining additional services that may be needed.