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MAPS Free Walk-In Health Clinic: October 9, 2015 - 4:00 pm
MAPS Free Walk-In Health Clinic: October 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm
MAPS Free Walk-In Health Clinic: October 14, 2015 - 4:00 pm

What's New at MAPS?

MAPS Honored with 3 Major Awards

October 5, 2015

We are very excited and proud that MAPS is being recognized with 3 major Awards this fall:

b6865f_90b99e1b78aa4fab88b4b037f3079170.png_srz_p_220_143_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srzPALCUS 2015 Outstanding Organization Leadership Award - As announced earlier, MAPS will receive the “Outstanding Organization Leadership Award” for our outstanding service in providing advocacy, leadership and community development to the Portuguese-speaking community of Massachusetts.  The award will be presented at the

2015 PALCUS (Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States) Leadership Awards Gala, on Saturday, October 24 at The Riverview at the Hudson Portuguese Club, 13 Port St., Hudson, MA. For more information and to reserve seats, please contact PALCUS at 202-466-4664 or palcus@palcus.org; or visit the PALCUS event page.


MAPS’ Video Commercials airing in Portuguese and Brazilian TV Stations

September 30, 2015

MAPS launched a media campaign at the beginning of September for one month which includes a 30 second commercial on television channels Globo and RTPi, radio presence on WJFD FM, WABR and Radio Nha Terra, ads in weekly newspapers Brazilian Times, Jornal dos Sports, O Jornal, Portuguese Times and online publications such as ForCV.com in order to bring awareness about our services and help even more clients in the future. [→]

National Voter Registration Day/ MAPS can register you to vote for free

September 21, 2015

VR419/22 is National Voter Registration Day, and all throughout the country, nonprofit organizations are encouraging individuals to register to vote.

MAPS is no exception, and at any time our offices are available to assist you in your registration process, for free.

All you need to do is give us a call (Check out our contacts page for the phone numbers of our offices) and we will schedule an appointment to handle your process.

You can also register to vote online by following this link.

MAPS Receives $140 Grant to Provide Domestic And Sexual Violence Services

September 18, 2015

mova-standThe Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) has awarded the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) a $140,000 grant to serve Portuguese-speaking victims of domestic and sexual violence in the greater Boston area.

MAPS provides services to all victims of domestic and sexual violence but has specialized capacity to serve Portuguese-speaking populations including the Brazilian, Cabo Verdean, and Portuguese communities. Services include counseling, case management, court and medical advocacy, and other supportive programming. Services are free of charge, and available at MAPS offices in Brighton, Dorchester, Cambridge, and Lowell. The new MOVA grant is adding service capacity both in the MAPS Brighton Office, where a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services Advocate is already in place, and in the Framingham Office, where an Advocate will be available very soon. [→]

MAPS Launches Advertising Campaign in Portuguese-speaking Media

September 18, 2015


The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)  launched a media campaign including tv, radio, print and online media to bring awareness about its services and help even more clients in the future – in the last Fiscal Year alone, MAPS assisted nearly 15,000 clients in its six offices in Cambridge, Somerville, Brighton, Dorchester, Lowell and Framingham.

“We know there are people out there who need to escape from a situation of domestic violence or sexual abuse, isolated seniors who can benefit from a fun, welcoming environment, or individuals who need assistance to obtain their US citizenship or get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections,” said Pinto, naming only a few of the many services provided by MAPS. “We are aiming at letting everybody in our community know that we are here to help in every way that we can.”

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