St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children offers at-risk young women and their children a comprehensive range of emotional, educational, and economic services through six results-oriented programs.

St. Mary’s help families break the generational cycle of poverty and homelessness and transcend barriers to self-sufficiency and stability.

Located in Upham’s Corner in Dorchester, MA, St. Mary’s supports 500 women and children annually, with shelter, clinical and educational services, job training, employment placement, and assistance in securing affordable, permanent housing.

St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children is an independent 501(c)3 charitable non‐profit organization governed by a 21‐member Board of Trustees.

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St. Mary’s Center’s Affiliation with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

  • St. Mary’s Center falls under the social justice arm of the archdiocese but is an independent board- and independent 501(c) 3 status organization.
  • St. Mary’s Center does not receive regular funding from the Archdiocese.
  • The women served receive family planning care through their own healthcare providers.
  • St. Mary’s Center serves all women and children who come to us no matter their religious background.