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MAPS Expands Free HIV/STI Clinics to Lowell and Updates Hours of Operation

May 24, 2016

MAPS_HIV_STI_POSTER_EN_LETTERSIZE-2016The 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. [→]

MAPS Framingham hosts “Know Your Rights” informational sessions

May 23, 2016

KnowYourRights_Flyer_ENMAPS 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.

Júlia Évora, MAPS Senior Center Coordinator, is honored with a “Brazilian Heroes Award 2016″

May 23, 2016

jevoraOn 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.

MAPS to Help Community Members Apply for US Citizenship at May 19th Drive in Dorchester

May 10, 2016

Citizenship DrivesThe 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. [→]

MAPS Marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month with “No Means No. Period.” Campaign

May 9, 2016

11April 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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