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HarborCOV has new exciting positions available

Immigration Advocate: Full Time
This non-attorney position provides high-quality immigration-related legal advocacy supports to
victims and survivors of domestic violence and case management staff, and supports the
organization’s collaborative work with law enforcement, the courts and attorneys. Bilingual
written and verbal proficiency required and above average knowledge of immigration-related
issues for survivors of domestic violence, including VAWA petitions, U and T visas, and the
associated tools and resources available. Must have a passionate interest in the legal rights of
immigrant survivors of abuse; a commitment to be trained as a Department of Justice accredited
representative for clients; the ability to troubleshoot, assess, monitor and maintain a caseload,
and develop and maintain strategic community collaborations; strong written and verbal
communication skills; and exemplary attention to detail.


Domestic Violence Program Manager: Full Time
This position provides support and leadership for case managers to ensure high-quality, intensive
engagement with survivors in our low-income multicultural communities. Responsibilities
include coordinating consistent intake, high-risk assessment and case management processes
through survivor-centered, trauma-informed approaches; supervising and supporting a strong
team of case managers that fosters ongoing learning and professional development; ensuring
accurate case management data collection, communication and collaboration to ensure safety,
confidentiality and access to quality resources for survivors; meaningful coordination and
collaboration with other direct service team members to support survivors’ progress toward their
goals; and coordinating engagement activities and events for survivors. Keen assessment and
communication skills, five years’ experience in the domestic violence field, three years direct
supervision experience and computer literacy required. Bilingual fluency (Arabic or Portuguese)

Database and Program Evaluation Director: Full Time
The Database and Program Evaluation Director serves as the site administrator for the
organization’s Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) software, providing leadership and oversight of data
collection, analysis and reporting. This position will maintain program data quality; measure
client outcomes; analyze statistical trends internally and externally; evaluate existing and
potential programs; provide ongoing support and training to the direct service team on accurate
and quality data collection; and work in coordination with the direct service team for funder
reports and, when relevant, on print materials and internal statistic snapshots. The Database and
Program Evaluation Director will have two to three years of experience with ETO reporting and
administration at a nonprofit, be highly organized and detail-oriented with above-average
computer and writing skills. Work experience at a domestic violence program highly preferred.
They will need to understand high-performance outcome-driven work and be self-motivated
while thriving in a team-oriented environment working toward micro and macro goals.


Ideal candidates will be able to balance their love of being part of a mission-centered team with
working independently, have exceptional assessment, listening, communication, problem-solving
and de-escalation skills as well as supportive and anti-oppressive supervision skills; be highly

creative, flexible and adaptive; and have a deep understanding of culturally grounded, strength-
based strategies within an economic and social-justice framework for working with survivors,

the broader community and other members of the HarborCOV team.

Harbor Communities Overcoming Violence (HarborCOV) is an innovative nonprofit
organization that offers culturally relevant emergency and longer-term resources, and affordable
housing for survivors of domestic violence and their children, while educating the public about
the causes and consequences of domestic violence.


HarborCOV offers 80% employer-paid medical insurance; 401k; paid holidays, sick and
personal time; two weeks vacation and three weeks after completion of one year

How To Apply:

HarborCOV values diverse life experience and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action
Employer. People who are bilingual/bicultural, of color, Native/Indigenous, with disabilities
and/or identifying as LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send cover letter & résumé to: Hiring Committee, HarborCOV, PO Box 505754, Chelsea, MA
02150. Fax: 617-884-9929. Email

No phone calls.

Apollinaire Theatre presents HIR by Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy begins with prodigal son Isaac returning from the war, only to find a house in revolt. Liberated from an abusive marriage, his mom Paige is on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. His sister Maxine is no longer his sister but his transgender/genderqueer sibling Max who uses the pronouns ze and hir. His once violent father is being fed estrogen and dressed as a clown. But in this anarchic reimagining of the classic American kitchen sink drama, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.

Performances of Hir are February 14-March 8, 2019

Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 3:00

Performances are at the Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.

Tickets are $30, $25 seniors, $15 students

Tickets can be purchased by calling (617) 887-2336 or on-line at
Information and directions at

Performances will be followed by a Reception with the actors.

Running Time: estimated 2 hours with one intermission



Peggy and the Mad Scenes @ Chelsea Theatre Works

About the show: One morning in 1780, a woman named Peggy Shippen seemed to go stark raving mad. Her husband, Benedict Arnold, had been accused of treason — and so Peggy came down to breakfast, scantily clad and tormented by hallucinations. That morning came to be known as the Mad Scene. Using minimal technical elements and a cast of four, Peggy & the Mad Scenes examines this pivotal moment in American history and the effect one woman had on some of the nation’s most legendary figures. Presented as part of the Resident Artist Program at Chelsea Theatre Works.


Promo Code: ChelseaResident for $5 off!

Power of Parenting in Chelsea

Families First Sees Overwhelming Success in Chelsea

Many Communities Outside of Boston are Eager to Run the Power of Parenting Program


We are excited to share the launch of our first Power of Parenting program outside of Boston. Beginning in August 2019, we expanded our program to the City of Chelsea. Not only did we take an important step into a new community, but it was one of our most successful Power of Parenting programs, graduating 19 out of 20 parents.
This program made Families First history. Beyond reporting the highest graduation rate that we’ve seen in the Power of Parenting program to date, five parents had perfect attendance and 100% of parents reported that they are highly likely to recommend the program. “I think the comfort level of the language capacity was huge,” said our program partner. “It was a major barrier breakdown for community members.”

It is evident that programs like this are both appreciated and needed in the area. Next year, Families First plans to expand the number of programs offered in the City of Chelsea, engaging even more parents and benefiting even more children during the important early years of life.

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A Father Describes His Experience

“As a father, I thought my role was just to make money, take it home, and that will solve it all… but in this program, I discovered that’s not true.”


Congratulations Graduates!

Parents graduating from the Power of Parenting program pose with their certificates of completion at the first-ever program in Chelsea!


The Chelsea Collaborative is hiring!

The Chelsea Collaborative is hiring. We are looking for 3 individuals with a passion for educational justice and desire to work with youth.

Consider joining our organization, below you will find the links of the open positions.

New England Local News Ecosystem news consumer survey

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If you could also share our survey with a friend in your city or town, we would be very grateful! Here’s the shareable link:

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February 2020 Community Black History Month Events

February 4 Tuesday 5 – 7pm City Hall Art Reception Chelsea City Hall, 500 Broadway,
Chelsea Art, Poetry, African and African American Artifacts by local artist. Refreshments
February 17 Monday 5pm Cook Off Community Dinner
La Luz de Cristo Iglesia, 738 Broadway, Chelsea. Dinner
February 20 Thursday 5:00 – 8:00pm Black History Month Celebration Williams Middle
School. 180 Walnut Street, Chelsea, MA
Special Recognition Honoring – “Chelsea Trailblazers” and Dynamic Keynote Speaker
Educational Artifacts, Entertainment, Activities for Children, Henna, Door Gifts, Vendors,
and More!!! Dinner
February 28 Friday 6 – 8pm Evening of Performing Arts Dance Groups, Singing
Performances, Fashion Show, Comedy Acts. Clark Avenue School, 8 Clark Avenue.

Information on the new Law in Massachusetts

A new tobacco law in Massachusetts is now in place and it affects where tobacco and vaping products can be sold.  These changes are designed to reduce the youth vaping epidemic in Massachusetts and stop tobacco companies from targeting and addicting young people.  The tobacco and vaping industries have long targeted youth, LGBTQ populations and communities of color, resulting in terrible health consequences for the public.

Here’s a simple summary of how the law will change where and what tobacco and vaping products can be sold.

  • The new law substantially restricts where e-cigarette and nicotine vaping products and flavored tobacco products can be purchased.
  • Now all flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine vaping products can only be purchased for on-site consumption at licensed adult-only smoking bars in Massachusetts.
  • Non-flavored nicotine products with a nicotine content of 35 milligrams per milliliter or less can continue to be purchased at stores licensed to sell tobacco products like convenience stores, gas stations, liquor stores and bodegas.
  • Non-flavored nicotine products with over 35 milligrams per milliliter of nicotine content can only be purchased at licensed, adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars.
  • Beginning on June 1, 2020, menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products like cigars and flavored chewing tobacco can only be purchased for on-site consumption at licensed, adult-only smoking bars.
  • Also on June 1, 2020, the price of e-cigarettes and nicotine vaping products will increase because of the addition of a 75% excise tax on the wholesale price.

The new law substantially restricts the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products to protect youth since flavors, including mint and menthol, are a leading reason they start using them.  Local Boards of Health have the authority to assure that the new law is being followed by retailers in their communities.   For more information, visit

Contact Edgar Duran Elmudesi at the Metro Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership, or 617-451-0049 x549 to learn more about how this new law will protect youth from tobacco addiction and fight the tobacco industry’s targeting of youth, LGBTQ and communities of color with vaping products and menthol cigarettes.

Help for those who want to quit vaping, smoking or using other tobacco products is available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and  Organizations that want to support people in quitting can contact Edgar Duran Elmudesi for information and guidance on simple strategies they can implement.


New law blurb for the public (Flyer)


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