Boston-Area Nonprofit Spotlight :: 2021 Highlights

This year on Boston Moms we’ve featured some incredible Boston-area nonprofits. It’s been our privilege to learn about the outstanding work they’re doing to make life better for women. 

During the holiday season, and especially today on Giving Tuesday, we encourage you to think about them and their missions.

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G{Code}

G{Code} is a local Black-female-led nonprofit designed to educate, empower, and support young women and nonbinary people of color to pursue careers in technology. G{Code} is rooted in a place-based model and enables young female and nonbinary people of color between the ages of 18-25 to gain economic mobility by providing stable housing, intentional community, and intensive technical training. G{Code} graduates will pursue lucrative careers in tech and, in turn, revitalize the local economy, resist displacement, and promote community cohesion. 

You can follow G{Code} on their website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Check out the Boston Moms Facebook Live interview HERE!

CLICK HERE to donate to G{Code}.


Parenting Journey

Parenting Journey knows that resilient parents are a catalyst for social change — and that all of us have a role to play in harnessing that power to build strong communities. They provide classes for parents and caregivers to help them develop the knowledge and skills they need to raise their children through hands-on activities and guided discussion. Their programs reduce parent stress and improve family outcomes, and we love and support their innovative resources.

You can find more about Parenting Journey on their website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

You can donate to Parenting Journey HERE


Love Your Menses

Love Your Menses provides a platform for girls and young women of color to embrace the transition period from pre-puberty into puberty. They advocate for equitable resources and safe spaces to menstruate and to flow through life unapologetically. Most notably, they are committed to breaking the period taboo in Black and Brown communities through evidence-based health education, resource connection, and mentorship.

You can find Love Your Menses on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and their website! Their book, “Mya Learns About Menstruation” is a great tool that can be found here

CLICK HERE to donate to Love Your Menses.


Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) is working to end sexual violence through healing and social change. They provide free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. They work with survivors from the immediate crisis after sexual violence to years and decades later through a variety of services. Additionally, they provide training and workshops regarding how to respond to survivors and work to create a culture that prevents sexual violence in the first place.

You can find the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and their website

You can donate to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center HERE


Youth Villages

Youth Villages serves America’s most vulnerable children and families. They help children improve their long-term wellbeing by offering services to support mental, behavioral, and emotional health, strengthening support systems and providing a safe place for care and treatment. They also focus on teaching youth that are exiting foster care important life skills to help them obtain employment, complete their education, secure housing, and form healthy and lasting relationships. 

Look for Youth Villages on their website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

You can support Youth Villages by donating HERE.


The Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire

The Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire is working to end Alzheimer’s and dementia. They advocate on behalf of caregivers, help maximize quality care, and support the many moms who are caring for both their children and loved ones with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association provides education, guidance, and support for challenges faced by these caregivers, all at no cost through their 24/7 helpline and website. 

You can find The Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and their website.

To donate to The Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, click HERE.


The American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to care for and support those touched by cancer while intentionally striving for equity through inclusion and respect. They offer programs and services to help during and after cancer treatment. They aim to make sure no one feels alone on their cancer journey by providing a 24/7 helpline, free rides to medical appointments, and free places to stay for people traveling to treatment. The foundation of the ReserchHERS campaign to fuel female-led cancer research is sustaining women-led cancer research and proudly supporting the careers of the best and brightest women researchers. 

You can learn more about the American Cancer Society on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and their website.

CLICK HERE to donate to the American Cancer Society.


Massachusetts Chapter of the TEARS Foundation

The Massachusetts Chapter of the TEARS Foundation’s mission is to create a safe and comfortable place for bereaved families, professionals, and community members to receive compassionate support and to help families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss on their journey toward healing. They seek to compassionately lift the financial burden from families who have experienced pregnancy, infant, or child loss by providing funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services. The Massachusetts Chapter of the TEARS Foundation offers grief support groups, peer companions, and remembrance events.

Find the Massachusetts Chapter of the TEARS Foundation on their website, Facebook or Instagram.

Donate to the Massachusetts Chapter of the TEARS Foundation HERE


Are you interested in being highlighted in a Boston-area nonprofit spotlight, or do you know an organization that deserves this recognition for 2022? Let us know! Please email Chelsey Weaver at [email protected] to discuss a feature.

Chelsey is a Massachusetts girl through and through and currently resides on the North Shore on the New Hampshire line. In her former life, before motherhood, she was a teacher in a local high school, but now she's a stay at home mom who mostly cares for her child with special needs. She finds motherhood to be the hardest job she's ever loved and is very passionate about advocating for and educating people about neurodiverse children that may or may not also have physical or intellectual disabilities. In her "spare time" (which happens almost never) she likes to make hair bows, obsess about Disney, quilt, cook things that aren't dinosaur chicken nuggets and pretend she's good at taking artistic pictures.

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