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JFK CARES – Everyone has been affected by Covid-19 in some way. The Kennedy Center has expanded our Community Services Department to better serve our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have a new case management team in place, specifically to help address your needs.

Sometimes the key to success is simply having someone in your corner.



Have you lost your job, or had your income reduced? Call us for support.
Are you worried you are going to have trouble paying your heating bill this winter? Call us for support.
Are you worried as to how to feed or clothe yourself or your family? Call us for support.
Are you unsure how to access medical services during the pandemic? Call us for support.
Are you nervous about everything the holidays bring? Call us for support.
Are you worried about the ways you are managing your stress? Call us for support.
Did you used to drop in at 55 Bunker Hill? YOU ARE MISSED. Call us and tell us how the pandemic has been affecting you.
Whatever stress you have, we want to help.
Here are some examples of services we may be able to help connect you with:


  • Job search support
  • Fuel assistance
  • Clothing assistance
  • Mental health or substance abuse resources
  • Housing or food intervention services
The Kennedy Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all who call Charlestown home. It was designed to provide support and services to individuals & families experiencing hardship and struggle. We offer a mix of social, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities while embracing diversity and accessibility for all.
The JFK CARES program furthers the Kennedy Center’s mission by providing resources, referral services and ongoing support.  JFK CARES works to help individuals identify and overcome barriers that impede the fulfillment of their goals, to promote the development of strong families, healthy children, independent seniors, and to break the cycles of at-risk behaviors.
No matter what might be wrong, we are here to help
For more information, please call our office at 617-241-8866.
Not a phone person? Email us:


Taylor Adams tadams@kennedycenter.org x1356
Shelly Giordano sgiordano@kennedycenter.org x1353

John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, Inc.