Housing Authority works with many local organizations
who provide valued services to our residents.
Here are a few organizations that we work with to
make our community a better place:
and Girls Clubs of Middlesex County (617)
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.
Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) (617)
Offers eviction protection assistance through legal
and makes referrals to other agencies
to access resources to avoid eviction
Greenspace Coordinator Office (617)
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.
Head Start (617) 629-4473
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 (617)
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.
Activity Center (617) 625-1152
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.
Learning Center, Inc. (617) 623-0110
After school, evening and summertime activities:
Protect teen Health, HIV/Aids Prevention, and Teen
Club. Wed &Fri at 6-9pm. Mystic Community
picnic in August, September - full staff, October
after school and evening.
Trail Girl Scout Council (617)
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.
(Somerville Community Access Television) (617)
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.
Community Youth Program (SCYP) (617)
The Somerville Community Youth Program
(SCYP) is the city youth department that works to
all young people of Somerville through direct
service programs, strong organizational collaborations
and multiple community partnerships.
Little League (617) 627-4680
The Somerville Little League is composed of
a group of volunteers from the Somerville community.
Mental Health Clinic (617) 623-3278
Child and Family Services
YMCA (617) 625-5050
This office is the
metropolitan headquarters for the YMCAs in this
region. For the
in your area call the number above, or conduct
another search for a YMCA branch in your community
Arts Council (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.
Tenants Association (617)
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.
Elizabeth Peabody House (617) 623-5510
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.
Haitian Coalition (617) 629-0798
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.
Hill Tenants Association
278 Powderhouse Blvd., #25B, Somerville, MA 02144
- MA Department of Housing & Community Development (617)
The DHCD offers programs, housing
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.
Welcome Project (617) 623-6633
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
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.
| MassNAHRO (617)
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
Regional Office-Boston (617) 994-8200
HUD's mission is to increase home ownership,
support community development and increase
access to affordable housing free from discrimination.
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
Health Alliance (617) 665-2300
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.