The Living Safely in Jackson Square Coalition is a cross-sector partnership in the Jackson Square area of Jamaica Plain that is focused on reducing the causes of childhood trauma that too often lead to adverse health impacts and can create obstacles to growth and achievement. This place-based coalition includes local nonprofits, schools, child welfare, law enforcement, property owners and managers, residents, and other stakeholders, who will work together to develop a collective impact approach that addresses Children’s Health, with a focus on Family Stability, Youth Engagement, and Improved Safety. The Jackson Square community is vibrant, home to a diverse population, and is filled with numerous assets. This community is also grappling with some of the most significant challenges facing low-income populations, especially families, children, and youth. In close partnership with residents, the Coalition will leverage the wealth of assets in the neighborhood to create significant and long lasting positive change in Jackson Square.
This website provides a directory with neighborhood-based opportunities plus links to citywide resources. Browse the directory to see the wide array of opportunities or use the search features to look for something specific. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to add events or programs from your organization to the directory.
Our area of focus is Greater Jackson Square including Jackson Square, Hyde Square, and the surrounding area. This neighborhood is home to many neighborhood organizations, local businesses, schools, parks and playgrounds, gardens, public transportation routes, and many other neighborhood assets.
LSJS is funded by Boston Children`s Hospital and led by HSTF, TOL and JPNDC, with a wide array of coalition partner organizations joined in this work. Read about these coalition member organizations and other partnering organizations in the ORGANIZATIONS pages of the directory.