BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the GLBT youth community.
Boston HAPPENS provides services to youth, 12-24 years old, who are HIV positive or at risk for the disease and other STDs. HAPPENS also offers free HIV counseling and testing for teens and young adults, ages 13 and older, and free STI and Viral Hepatitis testing for young people 13-24.
Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)
The Boston Public Health Commission, the country’s oldest health department, is an independent public agency providing a wide range of health services and programs. It is governed by a seven-member board of health appointed by the Mayor of Boston .
Public service and access to quality health care are the cornerstones of our mission – to protect, preserve, and promote the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly those who are most vulnerable. The Commission’s more than 40 programs are grouped into six bureaus: Child, Adolescent & Family Health; Community Health Initiatives; Homeless Services; Infectious Disease; Addictions Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Support Services; and Emergency Medical Services.
The mission of C2P Boston is to identify, develop, and catalyze prevention strategies that will reduce HIV infection rates among young Black men who have sex with men and transgender-identified young people in the City of Boston. Racism (a system of advantage based on race that benefits White people) has a direct impact on these issues. We will ensure these strategies are always deliberate, inclusive, and in pursuit of racial justice through partnerships with organizations and individuals committed to our shared values and goals.
Using a racial justice framework, our goal is to ultimately reduce HIV incidence and prevalence among Black youth and young adults in Boston, ages 12-24, through community mobilization and structural change.
Codman Square Health Center
Codman Square Health Center is a community-based, outpatient health care and multi-service center in the heart of Dorchester, offering comprehensive, holistic, and integrated services and empowers individuals to lead healthy lives and build thriving communities. The health center’s mission to serve as a resource for improving the physical, mental and social well-being of the community.
Department of Public Health (DPH)
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is a governmental agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with various responsibilities related to public health within that state.
Dorchester House is a Joint Commission-accredited health center that provides comprehensive primary care services with Adult, Family, Pediatrics and Women’s Health departments that meet the diverse needs of every member of a family. The health center’s on-site Dental Care, Eye Care and Behavioral Health departments ensure that patients have convenient access to a full range of care. Originally founded as a settlement house, the Dorchester House today continues its mission to provide comprehensive health and wellness services to the community.
Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC)
Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) is one of few non-profit organizations in Boston dedicated to the unique and complex needs of the Black, Hispanic and Latin@ LGBTQ community. Founded in 2009, we work to inspire and empower Latin@, Hispanic and Black LGBTQ individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, community outreach, and counseling. We envision a world where Black and Latin@ LGBTQ individuals can unite to support and empower each other.
We also envision a world where Latin@ and Black LGBTQ individuals can comfortably and unapologetically incorporate themselves into their racial/ethnic community and the mainstream LGBTQ community simultaneously.
We believe by directly addressing the lack of services, resources and opportunities available for Hispanic, Latin@, and Black LGBTQ individuals and by working in solidarity with our allies, we can make our vision a reality.
The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy. Fenway Health’s Ansin Building home is located at 1340 Boylston Street in Boston’s West Fens neighborhood and is the largest facility ever constructed by an organization with a specific mission to serve the LGBT community. Fenway: South End offers medical and behavioral health care and a full-service pharmacy at 142 Berkeley Street in the South End neighborhood of Boston.
The Fenway Institute
The Fenway Institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education, and policy development, focusing on national and international health issues. Our mission is to ensure access to quality, culturally competent medical and mental health care for traditionally underserved communities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and those affected by HIV/AIDS.
We do this by conducting innovative research and developing education and advocacy programs grounded in the LGBT community. We act as a catalyst for change in the larger community by applying our knowledge broadly. We are motivated by the belief that everyone, everywhere deserves access to high-quality, culturally-competent health care.
Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center
The Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center, affectionately known as the Borum, is a program of Fenway Health that provides safe, non-judgmental care for young people ages 12–29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else. No one is turned away – we’ll do whatever it takes to help you. The Borum is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as an important component of Community Care Alliance, and with Boston Children’s Hospital. It is licensed as a health center, mental health clinic, and substance abuse center by the Department of Public Health.