What's New at MAPS?
May 24, 2016
The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) recently started offering free HIV/ STI Clinics out of the nonprofit health and social service organization’s Lowell office, to broaden HIV/ STI Prevention and Screening Services’ reach to the Mill City’s large Portuguese-speaking populations. Every Monday, clients can visit the MAPS Lowell office at 11 Mill Street from 4-6 pm to access free, quick and 100% confidential tests for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI). MAPS can also schedule clients in the Lowell office by phone at other times, at 978-970-1250. [→]
May 23, 2016
MAPS invites the community to attend two free informational sessions about Immigration and Family Law, to be held in our Framingham office, 24 Union Avenue over the two upcoming months.
On June 9th, at 5:30pm, Portuguese-speaking attorney Antonio Massa Viana will take questions about the VAWA Act, U-visas, and DACA/DAPA, while on July 14th, also at 5:30 pm, attorney Hannah Krispin will discuss Immigration and Family Law.
For more information and to RSVP, please call 508-872-2652.
May 23, 2016
On June 16th, the Brazilian Magazine honored Júlia Évora, our Senior Center Coordinator for the past 8 years, with a “2016 Brazilian Heroes Award”, in recognition of her many years of service improving the lives of the Brazilian seniors who attend our Senior Center. Congratulations, Júlia!
Check out our Facebook page for more photos of the event.
May 10, 2016
The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will offer a Citizenship Drive on Thursday, May 19th from 3-7 pm at the health and social services organization’s Dorchester office, 1 Stoughton Street, Dorchester.
“We invite all community members who are eligible to apply for naturalization to come to our Drive, where we will be assisting them through the application process for free,” said Dulce Ferreira, MA, Director of the MAPS Immigrant Integration Services Program. Clients may also contact MAPS whenever they are ready to take that step, by calling one of the organization’s six offices in Greater Boston, Lowell and Framingham. [→]
May 9, 2016
April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and MAPS marked the occasion with a social media campaign designed to involve the Portuguese-speaking community in this important discussion. “No Means No. Period.” was the name given to the campaign, which illustrated the need to end victim-blaming attitudes by having community members pose for a series of photographs spread in social media.
See the whole campaign on our Facebook page!
Find out more about MAPS Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services.
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