Food Pantry Press Release: Whittier launches a Food Pantry to address the high rates of hunger in its patient population

  • October 25, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     Whittier Street Health Center to Launch Food Pantry to Address Hunger and Food Insecurity     (Boston, MA) October 23, 2018 – Whittier Street Health Center will launch an on-site food pantry to address major and unmet hunger and food insecurity for its patients and community residents in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan […]


Whittier Street Health Center on CityLine WCVB

  • September 27, 2018


Taking a Closer Look At the Importance of Federally Qualified Health Centers

  • August 10, 2018

Taking a Closer Look At the Importance of Federally Qualified Health Centers by Dr. Gene Lindsey | Jul 31, 2018 | FQHCs, Healthcare Policy, Improving the health of the poor, Life Expectancy, Population Health Management, Poverty and healthcare, Social Determinants of Health Recent circumstances have moved me to take a closer look at the importance of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and their important role in […]



  • July 27, 2018

We are pleased to report that we were found to be 100% compliant with all expectations of the Federal Health Resource Services Administration Compliance Program during their recent three day site visit from July 17th to July 19th. HRSA implemented an extensive new Compliance Program in 2018, and the site visit consultants informed us that 100% […]


Board of Directors Response to Adrian Walker’s July 10th Boston Globe Column

  • July 13, 2018

We are writing to thank you for your commitment to Whittier’s vision and mission. As long term patients and community residents, we deeply value the care provided to the 30,000 patients who depend on Whittier’s holistic health, wellness and social services programs. We are in a beautiful building, which is a beacon of hope for […]


Update from Whittier Street Health Center Board of Directors

  • July 5, 2018

The Whittier Street Health Center Board of Directors which includes longterm Whittier patients and Community residents, is pleased to announce that the Whittier Street Health Center building will be named: FREDERICA M. WILLIAMS BUILDING in recognition of Whittier’s President & CEO, Frederica M. Williams


Statement from Frederica M. Williams CEO, Whittier Street Health Center

  • June 18, 2018

As you are aware, Whittier Street Health Center is projecting a financial loss of $1.2 million and recently heard some disappointing news that it would not receive two major grants totaling more than $600,000.  The hope was these funds could minimize the current deficit. The substantial deficit for the health center and shrinking funding opportunities […]


Whittier Street Health Center Hosts 18th Annual Men’s Health Summit and Father’s Day Celebration

  • June 4, 2018

(Boston, MA) June 2018 –Whittier Street Health Center will host its 18th Annual Men’s Health Summit on Saturday, June 23rd 2018 and will honor eight Men’s Health Champions for helping to promote health and well-being in the community. NBC 10’s Frank Holland to serve as the keynote speaker. The Men’s Health Summit, which is free […]


Whittier ranked # 1 in Behavioral Health Services Patient Survey – Overall Satisfaction 2017

  • March 13, 2018

Whittier ranked # 1 in Behavioral Health Services Patient Survey – Overall Satisfaction 2017: The Crossroads Group has recently determined that in 2017, Whittier Street Health Center was the top–scoring Behavioral Health (mental health and substance abuse services) organization in their national database in terms of overall patient satisfaction, among organizations using the same standardized […]


Health centers feel the pinch of uncertainty as Congress mulls funding

  • November 2, 2017

Frederica M. Williams, president and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center Marc Bernsau   By Jessica Bartlett –  Reporter, Boston Business Journal Nov 2, 2017, 7:00am EDT Updated Nov 2, 2017, 9:47am EDT With a vote expected this week in Congress to reauthorize funding for community health centers, local health centers say the uncertainty around […]