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Four recognized for service and leadership

  • November 30, 2020

Harvard Extension Alumni Association awards outstanding graduates   Harvard Extension Alumni Association honors outstanding grads

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Health Center CEO Presented with 2020 Dean Michael Shinagel Award

  • November 30, 2020

Whittier Street Health Center President and CEO Frederica Williams was recently awarded the 2020 Dean Michael Shinagel Award for Service to Others, presented by the Harvard Extension Alumni Association. 11/23/2020 | STUDENT PROFILES, FEATURED | 7 MINUTE READ WRITTEN BY: REBECCA BAKKEN https://blog.dce.harvard.edu/extension/health-center-ceo-presented-with-2020-dean-michael-shinagel-award When Frederica Williams, CSS ’91, was in England earning her undergraduate degree in finance, she thought […]

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Several Boston health centers to hand out CharlieCards loaded with $5 each

  • November 16, 2020

https://www.universalhub.com/2020/mbta-hand-out-5000-charliecards-loaded-5-each   Several Boston health centers to hand out CharlieCards loaded with $5 each By adamg on Fri, 11/13/2020 – 3:55pm With a grant from the Boston Foundation, the MBTA says it will provide CharlieCards to several Boston community health centers in neighborhoods where residents might otherwise have trouble getting one of the fare cards. The East Boston […]

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In the news: Christine Pajarillo

  • November 9, 2020

In the news: Christine Pajarillo     Christine Pajarillo has been named the vice president of Programs and Social Services at Whittier Street Health Center. As head of the Social Services Department, Pajarillo will oversee Behavioral Health, Youth Services, Infectious Disease and Special Populations, WIC, Nutrition, Food Pantry, Community Garden, Fitness Center, Community Outreach, Support […]

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Boston’s wastewater suggests a surge in coronavirus infections

  • October 27, 2020

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/26/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/#link-RZF4VA2JTRFTPO4A62DTLL2FTU By Kim Bellware The number of new coronavirus cases has been on the rise in the Boston area since mid-October, and the data is showing up not only in health dashboards, but also in the local wastewater. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has been analyzing wastewater samples to track the level of coronavirus genetic material as […]

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Frederica M. Williams, President& CEO, Whittier Street Health Center: Top 100 Women-Led Business 2020- The Commonwealth Institute

  • October 27, 2020

Frederica M. Williams, President& CEO, Whittier Street Health Center: Top 100 Women-Led Business 2020- The Commonwealth Institute

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Mayor Walsh announces new COVID-19 enforcement measures in Boston

  • October 17, 2020

https://www.wcvb.com/article/boston-covid-19-update-mayor-marty-walsh-october-15-2020/34381991 Walsh’s administration announced on Wednesday a new partnership with Whittier Street Health Center, which added a second team to the city’s COVID-19 mobile testing capacity. The new testing site will be located in Nubian Square, in the Blair Parking Lot on Palmer Street and Harrison Avenue.

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Addressing Health Equity During the Pandemic – Substance Use Disorders and COVID-19 – Raising Awareness About the Impact of Substance Use Disorders and Sharing Prevention Strategies During Substance Abuse Prevention Month

  • October 9, 2020

During these uncertain times, the stress of social isolation and other COVID-19-related life changes has led to or worsened substance use and misuse in vulnerable communities leading to health risks, mental illnesses and trauma. Whittier Street Health Center will be conducting events throughout the month of October promoting its efforts to stop the opioid epidemic […]

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New Mental Health Programs Offer a Safe Space, Support Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic and Systemic Racism, Expanded Staff and Saturday Sessions Offer Help to ‘Communities That Are Struggling’

  • October 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racial inequality have created a one-two punch to the psyche of the region’s black communities, leading to grief, trauma, and a strain on their mental health. Now, the Whittier Street Health Center is answering the call to action. The support groups, which will be provided at no cost to patients, […]

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THE DIVAS: A New Whittier Support Group for Women of Color

  • October 8, 2020

THE DIVAS: Through Healing and Everlasting Determination, Inspiration, Validation and Affirmation we are Stronger THE DIVAS- 2020 dates A New Whittier Support Group for Women of Color THE DIVAS aims to repair the wounds of complex trauma and reinforce autonomy, strength, individual and collective identity by restoring healthy boundaries, developing social skills, building trust, and […]

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A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).