The EMA Fund
The Eastern Mass Abortion Fund (EMA Fund) is an all-volunteer reproductive justice organization, committed to making abortion services accessible to everyone in Eastern Massachusetts. We do this by providing grants and financial counseling for people living in Eastern Mass and those coming to Eastern MA for their procedures who are unable to cover the full cost of their abortions.
Most of our volunteers do what we call “intake,” which is a one-week shift on the EMA hotline, during which time the volunteer manages the cases that come through on our voicemail that week. Many of our volunteers are also involved in other areas of the organization, such as fundraising/event planning, outreach, client services, marketing, and much more. We don’t have a physical office, so we all have the flexibility and convenience to do EMA work from anywhere.
If you’re interested in attending our volunteer training, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fertile Ground is a nurse practitioner and a midwife team providing at-home Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and well gynecological care. You can learn more about them at www.FertileGroundBoston.com or contact them at FertileGroundBoston@gmail.com
LEGIT.yoga believes that yoga is for everybody. LEGIT.yoga will make yoga a seed that grows within the homeless, low-income and at-risk populations in the Greater Boston area, and that seed will grow into a community that is stronger: physically, mentally, and in its sense of connectedness. Learn more at http://www.legityoga.org/
The Gardarev Center
The Meeting Point is pleased to announce that The Gardarev Center (www.gardarev.org) hosted an artist residency in our space in early December 2012. The Gardarev Center is a new contemplative research and education residency program supporting socially engaged creative artists and thinkers. Gardarev Center fellows playwright Yadira De La Riva (NY), writer Marisol Negron (Boston) and artist Laura Di Piazza (Vermont) worked on projects ranging from a theater piece about the Mexican–American experience in the U.S., art that addresses the problem of intimate partner violence, and writing about the relationship between Latino music and culture and identity politics. At the end of the residency the fellows shared their work with a small group of community members. You can find out more about The Gardarev Center and the fellows’ bios, by going to the Center’s site.
Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC-Boston)
Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) is a Boston non-profit dedicated to the unique and complex needs of the Black, Hispanic and Latin@ LGBTQ community. Founded in 2009, they work to inspire and empower Latin@, Hispanic and Black LGBTQ individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, community outreach, and counseling. More information is available on their website hbgc-boston.org
IMPACT:Ability provides 10-session Safety & Self-Advocacy training for people with disabilities and partners with organizations like Boston Public Schools to prevent abuse. AndreA Neumann Masics of The Meeting Point and the IMPACT:Ability Steering Committee is committed to providing safety training for LGBTQ people with disabilities at TMP. Please help make this training a reality by making a donation. In addition, one lucky donor will win a full scholarship to one of IMPACT’s LGBTQ training classes, Assertiveness and Boundary trainings, or another training of their choice.
Project IMPACT is a personal safety, assertiveness and self-defense training program. It is part of a comprehensive effort to prevent sexual assault and other acts of interpersonal violence and boundary violations.
The Urbano Project
The Urbano Project brings together urban teens and professional artists to ignite social change through participatory works of art and performance. They are developing a new generation of artists and leaders committed to social justice. Learn more at urbanoproject.org
Pleasure Pie is a small activist organization based in Boston, MA. Their efforts center around sex positivity, body positivity, and positivity about other good things. They also run Sex Positive Boston, a monthly discussion group where people explore their thoughts about sex, culture, bodies, relationships, gender, etc.
Boston GLASS is a space where youth can explore their gender-identity and sexual orientation and feel supported and encouraged. HIV and STI prevention, support, awareness and testing are available through the organisation.
The Art of Life After
The Art of Life After is a multi-faceted project that intends to create a space for survivors of sexual violence to build community and art that arise from the complexity of a life including experiences of violence.
Bisexual Women of Color
BIWOC is an organization whose mission is to provide emotional support, resources, community, and a safe space to discuss intersectional issues that affect bi women of color.
Boston Area Fatties Meetup Group
Boston Area Fatties Meetup Group organizes events such as clothing swaps, picnics, and beach days.
JP Open Studios
JP Open Studios is an annual celebration of art in JP
JP Porch Fest
JP Porchfest is an annual celebration of music and performance in JP.
Boston Hootenany organizes sing alongs to spark and grow community.
Sing Positive is an intergenerational family choir, rehearsing and performing in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
Gender Jabber is a resource for people who interact with young children and who want to think inclusively about gender.
Moving Violations is a woman’s motorcycle club that focuses on safe riding and riding for charities.
Neighborhood Spiritual Communities
Ula Cafe – A delicious local cafe which has provided generous support to events at TMP