About the Living Safely in Jackson Square Coalition

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.

the LSJS vision

"To build a holistic approach for supporting residents in Jackson Square, with a particular focus on families, children, and youth."

Our mission

Collectively connecting JS families to resources/services that increase family and child resilience, empowering resident leaders, and increasing access to youth programming that will lead to positive life outcomes.

about this website

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 directory@jacksonsquareboston.org if you would like to add events or programs from your organization to the directory.

About Our Neighborhood

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.

Coaltion members

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.

Boston Childrens Hospital Hyde Square Task Force Jamaica Plain Coalition & Family Engagement Network/Tree of Life Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) Boston Housing Authority Boston Public Schools Urban Edge The Community Builders The Possible Zone Family Engagement Network LOVS: Lifting Our Voices for Safety Mildred C Hailey Tenant Organization Mildred C Hailey Youth Center