The Centro Comunitario Scalabrini in Everett was founded in June 2006 by Fr. Volmar Scaravelli and Sister Elisete Signor as part of the Social Pastoral of Saint Anthony Parish in Everett, to respond the needs of the migrant population in the Metropolitan Area of Boston, Everett and the surrounding areas.


Our mission is to welcome, serve, advise, guide and help Hispanic and Brazilian immigrants and their families in their emerging needs within the host communities.

CENTER, Everett

The purpose of the center is to be an Oasis of reception and hospitality to alleviate the daily suffering of migrants in its integration and adaptation process into American society.

There are many challenges since difficulties appear every day, however, within capabilities and resources, the center never measures efforts to assist and guide the human-social-spiritual needs of the immigrant population. The Scalabrini center cannot solve all the problems of immigrants, but its primary goal is to direct these issues to the right source of help, creating a sturdy bridge between immigrants and institutions.

The Scalabrini Community Center is headed by Sister Elisete Signor Scalabrini Missionary for Migrants and Refugees, supported by volunteers who believe in community service. All services are free of charge for all the immigrant community.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was stranger and you made me welcome” (Matthew 25: 35-40)

Our programs and services (offered in Spanish, Portuguese, English)

  • Health Insurance applications (Mass Health, Health Connector)

  • Referral Services to Health Care clinics and hospitals (Cambridge Health Alliance, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, among others)

  • Process and solve issues with health care bills for emergency and regular services

  • Support immigrants with primary care appointments and medical care procedures

  • Brazilian Consular Services that include information on paperwork, forms, passports, scheduling services, emergency documents, letters of attorney, wedding registry, birth registration, translation and interpretation

  • Legal and Immigration Counseling

  • Reference of victims of domestic violence and people living with HIV to agencies and support organizations

  • Counseling and referral for people with drug and alcohol addictions to detoxification treatment centers (St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Eliot Community Human Services)

  • Financial/Economic aid and food charitable contributions/donations to low-income immigrant families

  • Food stamp and WIC applications

  • Parent Information regarding educational services in the community and surrounding areas and cities

  • Educational Services

          o English as a Second Language ESL for Adults 
          o Portuguese classes for Childen

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