If you are interested in giving back to the patients of Boston Medical Center, we offer you the opportunity to make an in-kind donation. The below programs are accepting new clothing, goods and cards for patients and staff here throughout the year. All clothing purchased must be new with the tags still attached.
Child Life Program
The Child Life Program at Boston Medical Center helps children and families manage the stresses associated with hospitalization and illness. Whether a child is going to a doctor’s appointment, having surgery, staying overnight in the hospital, or being treated in the Emergency Department, a child life specialist is available to help alleviate the stressors associated with a child’s healthcare experience. Visit the Child Life wish list for a complete list of their needs.
Complex Care Management Program
Complex Care Management Program: The Complex Care Management program is a community facing program that works with our highest risk Medicaid patients to address medical, social and mental health needs. Our patient-centered care model allows us to meet patients where they are and address goals to improve overall health and well-being. Our team is made up of nurses, community wellness advocates, pharmacists and liaisons, social workers, and housing specialists. We support patients in Boston as well as many other high risk communities throughout Massachusetts. All donations will be used to purchase gifts for the families and individuals we are sponsoring this year. Visit the CCM program's donation page here. Program Contact: Amanda Sager // Amanda.Sager@bmc.org // 857-319-6348
Domestic Violence Program
Available to anyone seeking information or help with domestic violence, the Domestic Violence Program is a resource for patients, employees, and community members. Visit the Domestic Violence program's Wish List for a complete list of their needs.
The BMC Autism Program assists and empowers individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disabilities through direct patient support, provider education, and community-based outreach. We serve nearly 1200 families per year through this work, with our numbers steadily growing. Our patient population is unique in that we serve the highest percentage of families on MassHealth insurance-majorities of our families face significant socioeconomic barriers and struggle to make ends meet. This reality becomes especially clear around the holidays and is exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected our patients and access to basic needs. Many of our families struggle to afford gifts for their children as they are trying to also get the family’s basic needs met.
And for our patients with autism, having new toys, learning games and warm clothes can mean new skill development, comfort, and a way for parents to engage with their children. Our program is 100% philanthropy funded, which is why we rely on generous donors to help us with this special project.
Please view our Amazon wishlist here.
Grow Clinic Program
The Grow Clinic for Children is an outpatient subspecialty clinic at Boston Medical Center that provides comprehensive specialty medical, nutritional, developmental and social services and dietary assistance to children from the Greater Boston area. The children in the Grow Clinic range from moderately to severely malnourished. The clinic serves a diverse patient population, mostly low-income families. The survival of the clinic depends on supporters and community partners to donate essential resources to our little patients in addition to medical care. Visit the Grow Clinic Wish List for a complete list of their needs.
Immigrant Health Center & Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
The BMC Immigrant Health Center is a hospital-based comprehensive medical home that provides coordinated primary care, behavioral health care, medical specialty care, and a range of social services--including immigration legal support, career development, and ESL education--for BMC patients who are refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrant patients with complex medical and social needs. The Immigrant Health Center collaborates with partners across the hospital, including the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR), to coordinate services that meet the comprehensive health and social needs of our patients and help them navigate our complex medical system.
BCRHHR firmly recognizes the importance of providing care to the whole person and reaches out to refugee communities and torture survivors to offer a place of safety and trust. BCRHHR provides comprehensive case management and care to approx. 450 individuals from over 40 countries. Visit the BMC Immigrant Health Center's wish list and the BCRHHR’s wish list for a complete list of their needs.
The Good Grief Program
The Good Grief program provides counseling and other supportive services to children and their families after they have experienced a significant loss, like the death of a loved one, divorce, or separation from an important person due to incarceration. Families connect to the program to gain additional support as they navigate their grieving process. Our program works to provide services that will help families learn about grief, uncover new skills to cope with their loss, and garner their intrinsic strengths to integrate their loss into their life in a meaningful and healthy way.
This year has been a particularly challenging year for so many, including the many families who have reached out to our program for support due to the compounded losses they have experienced during the pandemic. Our program and team members have been working tirelessly to support these families and offer hope and optimism during these difficult times. Visit the Good Grief wish list for a complete list of their needs.