Special Notices

Community Calendar

Upcoming Events:

MAPS Free Walk-In Health Clinic: February 12, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Workers' Rights Clinic: February 17, 2016 - 4:00 pm
MAPS Free Walk-In Health Clinic: February 17, 2016 - 5:00 pm
MAPS Free Walk-In Health Clinic: February 19, 2016 - 5:00 pm

What's New at MAPS?

Today’s MAPS Driver Alcohol Education Class Canceled Due to Snow

February 8, 2016

Due to the forecasted snowstorm and snow emergencies in many communities, the Driver Alcohol Education class scheduled for today in our Somerville office is canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

MAPS offices will open at 11 am this Monday, Feb.8

February 7, 2016

snowDue to the forecasted snowstorm and snow emergencies in many communities, MAPS offices are scheduled to open at 11 am on Monday, February 8th.We apologize for any inconvenience.

MAPS to Help Community Members Apply for US Citizenship at Feb. 11th Drive in Cambridge

February 5, 2016

Citizenship Drives

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will offer a Citizenship Drive on Thursday, February 11th from 3:30-8:30 pm at the health and social services organization’s Cambridge office, 1046 Cambridge Street.

“We’ll help applicants through each step of completing the N-400 form,” said Dulce Ferreira, MA, Director of the MAPS Immigrant Integration Services Program, which includes US Citizenship Assistance and other services. Ferreira also directs the MAPS Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program. [→]

Local Domestic Violence Service Providers Reach Out to Community in Peabody as They Mourn the Death of Elisete Benevides

January 29, 2016

shutterstock_156724085-grief-black-ribbonArea organizations that provide advocacy and services addressing domestic violence expressed great sadness this week following the violent death of Elisete Benevides, a 51-year-old Brazilian woman who lived in Peabody. Elisete, or Liza as she was known, was allegedly stabbed to death in her home this past Tuesday by her ex-boyfriend, 50-year-old Gelcino Souza Oliveira, of Beverly. Police also found Oliveira dead of apparently self-inflicted stab wounds in what authorities were investigating as a murder-suicide.

In this first month of 2016, three women have already been murdered as a result of domestic violence in Massachusetts, according to Jane Doe Inc., the statewide coalition against sexual assault and domestic violence. [→]

New MAPS Step-Up Program Helps Community Members Advance Their Careers

January 22, 2016

MAPS_StepUp_LOGOThe Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) has recently started a new program that helps the nonprofit organization’s clients to better position themselves in the job market and build a path for career advancement. Funded by a City of Boston Community Development Block Grant, the MAPS Step-Up Program, currently in its beginning stages, has already helped several clients find jobs.

During this initial phase, the main goal is to complete a training and employment needs assessment and create the framework for a continuum of services to meet those needs. [→]

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