In addition to VietAID, several different community organizations offer services out of the Vietnamese American Community Center, including:

Kit Clark Senior Services

Daily services for the elderly. For more information, call 617-533-9190.

Greater Boston Legal Services, Asian Outreach Unit

The Asian Outreach Unit (AOU) provides guidance, referral services and free legal assistance on issues such as, domestic and family violence, employment, benefits, immigration, and housing. For more information go to https://www.gbls.org/our-work/asian-outreach or call 800-323-3205 (toll-free).

Vovinam

Vovinam, a Vietnamese Martial Arts, is a sport and a way of life to develop character and empower youth. The Center currently has more than 10 trainers and approximately 100 disciples from 6 to 60 years old practicing at VACC on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, contact johnhdam@gmail.com.

Vietnamese American Civic Association (VACA)

VACA is a Mutual Assistance Association established in 1984 by Vietnamese refugees to help Vietnamese immigrants and refugees realize economic stability, social integration, and a successful transition to the United States. VACA provides English to Speakers of Other Languages classes, citizenship and civics classes, health education and outreach, youth development programs, elderly services, and workforce development services. For more information, contact info@vaca-boston.org.

Van Lang

Van Lang provides Vietnamese language courses in our community center. The organization’s mission is to preserve the Vietnamese language and culture, establish an environment to promote volunteer activities, and support other nonprofit educational organizations. For more information, please contact minhqphan@hotmail.com.

Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) &
Dorchester Organizing and Training Initiative (DOT-I)

AARW is a member-based organization that uses arts, education, and activism to build the skills and political analysis of our pan-Asian membership and work for the empowerment of the Asian Pacific American community to achieve its full participation in U.S. society. DOT-I seeks to develop community leadership for Vietnamese-identified people in Dorchester. For more information go to https://aarw.org/, email info@aarw.org or call 617-942-8178.

City of Boston

The VACC serves as a voter registration and polling station during local and national elections.

Lien Doan Bach Dang Huong Dao Boston (Boy and Girl Scouts)

The Boy & Girl Scout Troops meet at the Community Center and are divided into four different age groups. The groups have joining requirements that must be completed, including participation in a camping trip each year to maintain active scouting status. There is also a parent association for more family involvement. For more information, visit http://ldbd322.org/ or email toquyen.bui@gmail.com.

Club DanceSport

Ballroom dancing courses for all ages – group and individual lessons available. For more information, email vballroomdance@yahoo.com.