Community Partners are a critical piece of our program. Through our network of partners, we weave the fabric of “wrap-around” services, which provide everything from clothing to complete health services.
Families First works with more than 100 social service organizations, schools, and after-school programs in Boston and eastern Massachusetts to provide critical parenting education to low-income parents who face multiple challenges—such as substance abuse recovery, homelessness, and acclimating to the U.S. after emigrating—and to family-serving professionals. Families First transforms families by giving parents knowledge, guidance, and an opportunity to connect so they can engage with their children in a new way, fostering resilience and improving children’s outcomes.
Our mission is to build positive relationships between parents and their children by educating both families and the professionals who serve them through inspiring, hands-on workshops. Professional trainings that teach positive parenting and family engagement help build the capacity of our partner organizations to reinforce parents’ learning and support long-term behavior change.
Founded in 1910 as a dental infirmary for disadvantaged children, the Forsyth Institute has a proud history of not just meeting the oral health needs of kids – but exceeding the traditional limits of oral medicine.
In the mid-1900s, researchers at Boston-based Forsyth revolutionized the oral health profession when they discovered the connections between dental decay and bacteria. Building on these revelations, the Institute has become an independent research organization dedicated to advancing human health and wellbeing through scientific discovery and education.
The world’s most trusted authority in our field, we have a reputation for redefining convention – and we’ve made a century-long commitment to the community. Our work has inspired our profession to re-examine the scientific basis for oral disease. Today, the gifted scholars from around the globe who join our quest are dedicated to achieving a new generation of breakthroughs in oral health and disease prevention.
Forsyth, an independent non-profit organization, is affiliated with Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School and has collaborations with university and research organizations around the world.
For more than 200 years, The Home for Little Wanderers has earned a reputation for doing whatever it takes to strengthen vulnerable families and keep children safe in their own communities, even when they don’t have family support. We provide a seamless continuum of vital programs and services for every stage of child and family development.
Serving children and youth from birth to 22, The Home makes a positive impact on over 7,000 lives each year through a network of services including behavioral health, therapeutic residential and special education, adoption and foster care. In addition, a number of innovative programs provide specialized assistance to youth transitioning to adulthood from state systems of care.
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The mission of New England Eye (NEE) is to improve the vision and eye health of populations through excellence in collaborative and community oriented patient care, education and research.
New England Eye is an innovative leader in patient-centered eye care by delivering the most current approaches to treatment of eye and vision disorders at its flagship locations, New England Eye Commonwealth and New England Eye Roslindale. In pursuit of its mission, New England Eye aims to deliver exceptional eye care for people throughout all stages of life.
Our patient-centered approach extends beyond our Commonwealth and Roslindale flagship locations to over 40 community sites throughout Greater Boston and Massachusetts. Our services feature advanced eye and vision care along with other coordinating health services such as occupational therapy for special populations including children, older adults, those with low vision, the homeless, and individuals who are either physically or mentally challenged.
Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons (C2C) is an innovative non-profit committed to providing every child in need with the essentials to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. C2C’s unique commitment to the “whole child” nurtures self-esteem and creativity by giving new or like-new clothing, books, school supplies, and other basic items to children throughout Massachusetts.
C2C is powered by thousands of volunteers who collect and donate goods, assemble “KidPacks,” and provide essential funding. Cradles to Crayons builds bridges between communities of plenty and communities of need. The packages prepared at the Cradles to Crayons warehouse, The Giving Factory, brings dignity and a better chance of success to children living in poverty while building a foundation for lasting change.
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Our new website made possible by a collaboration between Bridge Boston, Common Impact, and Fidelity Investments.
Common Impact is a nonprofit organization that channels the capabilities of corporate employees to nonprofits who require those skills to increase and scale their services. Through the Common Impact program, Bridge Boston partnered with a team of five skilled Fidelity employees who contributed their time and talents to build our new site.