Community Resource Center (CRC) John F. Kennedy Family Services Center

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Contact Information

John F. Kennedy Family Services Center
Contact: Crystal Galvin, Director of Program & Capacity Development
Email Address: CGalvin@KennedyCenter.org
Phone: 617-241-8866

10 City Square Suite 4 Charlestown, MA 02129-3740
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Community Resource Center (CRC)

Narrative

The CRC is located at 55 Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown and is open to the public Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The CRC staff provides a wide range of antipoverty and social services on both a scheduled and drop-in basis.

Below is a representative listing of the services offered for Charlestown residents:

  • Senior Exercise Programs
  • Internet based job search assistance, resume and cover letter development, interview preparation, and post interview thank you letters and emails.
  • Information and referrals to education and job training programs
  • Weekly food distribution programs in collaboration with Fair Foods.
  • Positive parenting classes and parent support groups.
  • Healthy cooking classes and food shopping on a budget.
  • Classes in budget preparation and financial literacy training.
  • Assistance in accessing all forms of local, State, Federal and corporate low-income support services such as fuel assistance, food stamps (SNAP), housing vouchers, WIC, Summer Works jobs, and low cost internet and computers, etc.
  • Emergency support services for those that are: in need of food, clothing, shelter, transportation services to critical appointments; information about and/or referral to organizations that provide services for individuals/families dealing with issues of domestic violence, substance abuse/addiction, and/or mental health concerns.
  • Information and referral for basic health screening services for children and adults.
  • Winter coat drive for both adults and children.
  • Annual Holiday Gift Drive that provides seasonal gifts for over 400 children from low income families.
  • Annual Flea Market.
  • Annual Community Pot Luck Luncheon.

Service Types

  • Adult Education
  • After School Programs
  • Case Management
  • Day Activity
  • Family Support
  • Food - Meals
  • Homemaker Services
  • Job Seeking
  • Shelters - Emergency
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Aging
  • Community Supports Program
  • Information/Referral

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Substance Abuse

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Free Transport
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Home
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds