Whittier Street Health Center Annual Back to School Barbecue

  • October 3, 2019

during WSHC 2019 Back To School BBQ Event on Friday, August 23, 2019. CREDIT/CHRIS ADUAMA.


during WSHC 2019 Back To School BBQ Event on Friday, August 23, 2019. CREDIT/CHRIS ADUAMA.


Whittier Street Health Center hosted its Annual Back to School BBQ on Friday, August 23.  Over 700 patients and community residents came together to celebrate the end of our Children’s Enrichment Summer program and to enjoy food, popcorn, ice cream, as well as bouncy houses, inflatable basketball hoops, mobile video game truck, talent show, and onsite crafts provided by the MFA.

Thanks to the generous support of Tufts Health Plan and GE, 600 children received free back packs stuffed with school supplies – setting them up for success in the upcoming school year.

Tufts Health Plan also contributed a photo booth and a public art mural, while GE provided volunteers who staffed the grill and helped hand out all the great food.

We send a huge thank you to all our staff, sponsors, and volunteers (especially the Youth Department for once again putting together a great event).  Best of luck to all the students this upcoming school year!

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).