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Upcoming Events:

Workers' Rights Clinic: January 18, 2017 - 4:00 pm
FRAMINGHAM// Free Walk-In Health Clinic: January 19, 2017 - 4:00 pm
BRIGHTON// Free Walk-In Health Clinic: January 20, 2017 - 4:00 pm
DORCHESTER// Free Walk-In Health Clinic: January 23, 2017 - 4:00 pm

What's New at MAPS?

Domestic Violence Service Providers Respond to Murder of Eugenia Monteiro

January 12, 2017

unnamedIt was with great shock and sadness that the Cabo Verdean community and supporters throughout the area learned of the brutal murder of Brockton resident Eugenia Monteiro on Monday, January 9. Monteiro, a 30-year-old Cabo Verdean mother of two, was reportedly shot multiple times by her ex-boyfriend, Matias Andrade, who was found dead of an apparent suicide on Tuesday. According to Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, these appear to be the state’s first known domestic violence-related deaths in 2017.

Several organizations including MAPS that provide Domestic Violence programs staffed by Cabo Verdean Creole- and/or Portuguese-speaking professionals stepped forward this week to offer free, confidential services and support to bereaved community members. [→]

MAPS Senior Center Hosted by Faialense Sport Club in January

January 4, 2017

Some of the MAPS Seniors with Coordinator Julia Evora (center) and Lucinda Morais (right), Administrative & HR Manager.

MAPS Seniors at their temporary home with Center Coordinator Julia Evora (center) and Lucinda Morais (right), Administrative & HR Manager.

MAPS’ Cambridge Senior Center has moved – temporarily! Due to elevator repairs at our main office in Cambridge that houses the Senior Center, as of January 3rd our seniors began enjoying their daily lunches and activities at the Faialense Sport Club across the road at 1121 Cambridge St. We hope to move them back “home” before too many weeks because we miss them already.

Senior Center activities will take place from 9 am to 3 pm Mondays through Thursdays and the club will serve nutritious lunches those four days a week at noon until the elevator at our Cambridge Office is fixed. For any questions, please call us at (617) 864-7600.


Holiday Greetings and Office Closings

December 25, 2016

imageHappy Holidays!
Boas Festas e um Próspero Ano Novo!

From all of us at MAPS, best wishes for a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!

Please note that all MAPS offices will be closed on Monday, December 26th and Monday, January 2nd due to these holidays.

2 Portuguese-American Medical Students to Receive Dr. Edward Leitão Scholarships

December 19, 2016

Tracey DaFonte

Tracey DaFonte

The Dr. Edward Leitão Memorial Scholarship Fund will award two $1,500 scholarships to Portuguese-American medical students Tracey DaFonte and Bryan Rego, according to organizers. The scholarships will be presented at an Awards Luncheon on Sunday, January 29th, at 1 PM at the Faialense Club, 1121 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA.

Bryan Rego

Bryan Rego

The community is invited to attend the Dr. Leitão Scholarship Awards Luncheon, which will also serve as a fundraiser for the Scholarship Fund. The price per person is $50 (free for children under 12). For tickets, please contact Lucinda Morais at MAPS, 617-864-7600.

A daughter of immigrants from northern Portugal, DaFonte is a 4th-year medical student at the University of Vermont. [→]

Philanthropist and Businessman Larry Fish Named MAPS’ 2017 Person of the Year

December 16, 2016

- Four other awards to be presented at event, sponsored by 4 Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners - 


The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) has selected the five individuals and organizations to be honored at the non-profit health and social services provider’s 2017 Awards Gala on April 29th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA. Heading the list of award recipients is Boston philanthropist and businessman Lawrence (Larry) Fish, co-founder of the Fish Family Foundation and a longtime supporter of MAPS. The event will once again be supported and presented by Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners Apres Management Group (the Serpa family), Cafua Management Group (the Cafua family), Couto Management Group (the Couto family) and Riverside Management Group (the Carvalho and Rodrigues families), Diamond level sponsors.

Organized every year to honor extraordinary contributions to the Portuguese-speaking communities of Massachusetts, the MAPS Awards Gala – the agency’s only fundraising event throughout the year – will also honor Father Volmar Scaravelli, Dr. Ana Nava, John B. Cruz III and Project Health CV. [→]

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