Community Organizations

The following is a list of community organizations in the City of Chelsea. We have provided a link to the respective Website when available. To inquire about including your organization on this list, use our comment form.

Community Organizations


Roca, Inc

Roca is an outcomes-driven, high performing youth development organization serving high-risk young people and young parents ages 14–24. Roca’s mission is to help those disengaged and disenfranchised young people move out of violence and poverty. This year Roca actively served 664 young adults in intensive case management through a High Risk Youth Intervention Model, operated transitional employment for 105 young people, provided less intensive services to 325 youth and outreach to another 23,500.
Chelsea CollaborativeThe Chelsea Collaborative is the city's premier resource for civil rights, community building, human empowerment, and grassroots organizing. The Collaborative is a membership organization relying on community members working together to enhance the social, environmental and economic health of our community and its people. Whether it's developing new parks like Creekside Commons, helping youth find summer employment, addressing workers' and tenants' rights or improving the quality of the air local residents breathe, the Collaborative works with the community for positive change.
The Neighborhood DevelopersThe Neighborhood Developers is a long-standing non-profit community development corporation that is strengthening our community by developing affordable and mixed-income housing, creating desirable public spaces, building resident prosperity and leadership and promoting strong connections among neighbors. CND played a leadership role in creating Chelsea's newest neighborhood, the Box District; utilizing NeighborCircles is encouraging neighbors to take action on improving their neighborhoods and their lives, and offering financial literacy and savings programs.
HarborCOVHarborCOV provides free safety and support services, along with housing and economic opportunities that promote long-term stability for people affected by violence and abuse. HarborCOV works to create connections for those who face linguistic, cultural, gender, economic and legal barriers to the supports they need to rebuild their lives through a continuum of options, including a 24-hour hotline; individual and group support services for adults, children, teens and seniors; legal and economic advocacy; legal resources for immigrant survivors of abuse; emergency, transitional and permanent affordable housing with supportive services, and community awareness, education and organizing initiatives.
Jordan Boys & Girls ClubThe mission of the Jordan Boys & Girls Club, one of nine clubs managed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, is to help more than 1,000 young people, especially those most in need, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. That is accomplished through a focus on six core initiatives: Arts; Education; Leadership; Life Skills; Sports, Fitness and Recreation, and Technology.
Chelsea Chamber of CommerceThe Chelsea Chamber of Commerce is the largest business oriented organization in the city. Its members come from a wide variety of professions, services and industries, proudly including civic and non-profit organizations.  In addition to advocating for local business, the Chamber seeks to promote the civic, economic and social welfare of the people of Chelsea.
Chelsea Jewish FoundationFor 90 years, the non-denominational Chelsea Jewish Foundation has prided itself in providing compassionate care for low-income elderly and disabled individuals living in and around Chelsea. CJF operates a nursing home, two assisted living facilities, and community programs including a home care agency and a hospice. Its showcase project is the Leonard Florence Center for Living (opening in February 2010). There, revolutionary nursing home care will be provided for the elderly, disabled and specialty populations, such as those with multiple sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), in a home environment.
CAPICCAPIC, seeks to identify and address the needs, problems and concerns of those in poverty and to enable the individually poor to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. CAPIC directs the local Head Start program, as well as other child development and after-school programs, fuel assistance and other energy programs, housing search help, family network supports and Social Security’s Responsible Payee program.

Salvation Army

The local Salvation Army provides critical services to the city’s most vulnerable populations. In addition to regular worship, the Salvation Army offers a variety of emergency services and food assistance programs, including meals on wheels. Numerous youth programs, from daycare to open gym, are also offered at its Crescent Avenue facility.
Chelsea ASAPChelsea ASAP, part of Bay Cove Human Services, Inc., works with evidence-based empowerment models that address substance abuse and domestic violence through provision of direct services and community engagement. A licensed full services substance abuse treatment clinic and Department of Public Health certified batterer intervention services provider for men and women, all Chelsea ASAP services are delivered in Spanish and English. ASAP is committed to a mission that engages community youth in a multi-pronged set of strategies that facilitate skill-building for meaningful civic engagement, community organizing and participation in public policy-making.
North Suffolk Mental HealthNorth Suffolk provides comprehensive, community based services to children, adults, and families who are confronting emotional difficulties, mental illness, developmental disabilities and mental retardation, substance abuse, or other challenges in daily living.
Lewis H. Latimer SocietyThe mission of the Latimer Society is to promote excellence in learning and discovery for young people in Chelsea through science, and embodies the ideas of Lewis Latimer. Through this path of scientific exploration, the founders believe that beneficiaries will also further develop their own sense of self-discovery and confidence.
Shore Educational CollaborativeShore Educational Collaborative offers special educational and day services for behaviorally and academically challenged students and adults. The Collaborative also offers consultation, professional development and operational services to educators and school administrators. Each year, the Collaborative serves more than 150 students, 300 adults and 3,000 educators. Shore’s staff of highly trained and experienced professionals and specialists delivers a wide variety of customized programs and services. Students and adults receive individualized attention to help them reintegrate into traditional school environments and to participate productively in their communities.
Mystic Valley Elder ServicesNon-profit health and human service organization partnering with elders, adults with disabilities, and caregivers to improve quality of life and promote independence.