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Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

About this Organization

Our mission is to improve the lives of Portuguese speakers in Massachusetts and help them become contributing, active participants in American society while maintaining a strong ethnic identity and a sense of community.
We work with and for the Brazilian, Cabo Verdean, Portuguese and other Portuguese-speaking communities to increase access and remove barriers to health, education and social services through direct services, advocacy, leadership, and community development.

MAPS in its present form was created in 1993 by the merger of two agencies: the former Somerville Portuguese American League (SPAL) and the Cambridge Organization of Portuguese Americans (COPA), which had served area Portuguese speakers separately since 1970.

They merged to improve service provision and further unify the Portuguese-speaking community, including immigrants from eight countries around the world.

In addition to serving Portuguese-speaking immigrants and their families, MAPS assists all who need our services.

Contact Information

Cambridge (Administration)
1046 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: 617-864-7600
TTY: 617-864-7600
Fax: 617-864-7621
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Mon through Fri

92 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
Tel: 617-764-2091
Fax: 617-764-0111
Hours: Hours: Mon and Tue, 12 noon to 8 pm. Wed-Fri, 12 noon to 5 pm

697 Cambridge St., Suite 203
Brighton, MA 02135
Tel: 617-787-0557
TTY: 617-787-0557
Fax: 617-779-9586
Hours: Mon and Thu, 10 am to 6 pm. Tue, Wed, and Friday 9 am to 6 pm

1 Stoughton Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel: 617-825-5897
TTY: 617-825-5897
Fax: 617-825-4167
Hours: Mondays – 10 am to 6 pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays – 9 am to 5 pm

490 Central Street
Lowell, MA 01852Tel: 978-970-1250
TTY: 978-970-1250
Fax: 978-970-0843
Hours: Mondays – 10 am to 6 pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays – 9 am to 5 pm

24 Union Avenue
Suites 8 & 10
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: 508-872-2652
Fax: 508-872-2658
Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 pm-5 pm; Thursdays from 1 pm – 6 pm

Type of Organization
State or Territory Served