About The Dimock Center


Our Vision & Mission
Patient's Bill of Rights
Board of Directors
President's Message
Dimock & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Who We Are
Pioneers of Dimock
A National Treasure
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Recognized nationally as a model for the delivery of comprehensive health and human services in an urban community, The Dimock Center provides the residents of Boston with convenient access to quality health care and human services that might not otherwise be available to the communities we serve.  In 2009, our providers and staff saw over 73,000 patient and client visits.

The Dimock Center's Health Care programs deliver comprehensive health maintenance, screening, immunizations, and prevention for adults and children with specialized clinics, including Women’s Health and OB/GYN, HIV/AIDs, eye care, and dental care. Our Child and Family Development programs offer group fitness activities, academic support and computer training, as well as a safe environment for children and adolescents. Our Behavioral Health program assists those struggling with mental illness, developmental delay, substance abuse or violence issues. For many individuals and families, participation in Dimock’s programs and services literally saves lives. 

The Dimock Center, founded on July 1, 1862 as the New England Hospital for Women and Children, was the first hospital in New England opened and operated by women for women, and only the second in the country. Noted prominently for its role in the history of women in medicine, Dimock strives to continue in the innovative spirit of trailblazers like Dr. Marie Zakrzewska, who established the hospital, and Mary Eliza Mahoney, the country’s first black nurse who studied here in 1879. Our nine-acre campus was designated as a National Historic Site in 1985 and a National Historic Landmark in 1991. Today, as the largest community based agency in Roxbury, Dimock serves thousands upon thousands of children, adults and families each year.

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Highlights of Dimock’s work this year include the Mary Eliza Mahoney Transitional Housing Program, a temporary homeless shelter for 26 families, provides medical care, life skills training, housing advocacy and job counseling enabling residents to regain their self-sufficiency. We encourage you to come visit us on campus and let us show you firsthand how your contributions impact the community.






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The Annual Fund is the foundation for all philanthropy to The Dimock Center, helping to provide resources ranging from extended HealthCenter hours to maintaining our historic campus. Consider a gift of any amount.

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