New Initiatives

Front Door

“Front Door” is a cutting-edge ABCD initiative through which a community membership card is harnessed to a fully integrated computer network to provide better access and services for the low-income individuals and families served at every ABCD site.

Mystic Valley

This year ABCD was asked by the state and federal governments to step in and provide services to thousands of low-income families left behind in the Mystic Valley area when a Malden-based organization suffered financial difficulties and closed.

Changing Tracks

Funded with a $1 million grant from the federal Department of Labor, the Changing Tracks Initiative aims to reduce barriers to treatment and increase employment opportunities for court-involved young people of color affected by substance abuse.


ABCD’s new WorkSMART program surrounds inner-city teens with the support systems to stay in school and graduate while providing work experience that motivates them to pursue higher education and careers.

Dorchester Academy

On September 8, ABCD opened Dorchester Academy in Fields Corner with the mission of turning around a low-performing Boston Public School and providing 150 inner-city, often struggling students with the opportunity and inspiration to succeed in school and life.

About ABCD

ABCD is a Massachusetts-based, non-profit human services organization providing low-income residents in the Boston and Mystic Valley areas with the tools, support and resources to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success. Each year, ABCD serves more than 100,000 individuals, elders and families through a broad range of innovative initiatives and long-established, proven programs and services. For more than 50 years, ABCD has been deeply rooted in neighborhood life, empowering individuals and families and supporting their quest to live with dignity and achieve their highest potential. For more, please visit bostonabcd.org.