Young Cape Verdean Club
An Outreach Ministry of St. Martin de Porres
Catholic Church of the Americas
156 Grove Street
Brockton, Massachusetts 02302
Tel: 508-586-8004
Cell:  617-894-5175
Fax:  508-586-7759
Are Any of the
Following an Issue in
Your Life?  We can help
you!

Police
Crime
Drug Counseling
Alcohol Abuse
AIDS Prevention
Unemployed
Probation
Anger Management
Immigration Court
      Our Program

  • Weekly two-hour meetings at St. Martin
    de Porres CCA for court-involved Cape
    Verdean youth to build a positive
    community, teach life skills and train for
    non-violent conflict resolution.

  • Presentation and counseling by the
    Program Director, probation officers,
    and Cape Verdean/American police
    about violence and crime prevention.

  • Support to youth in graduating from
    probation.

  • Education and information about
    becoming an American citizen and
    avoiding deportation.

  • Health education and referral to social
    and health services.

  • Expeditions to museums, movies,
    cultural events, and other enriching
    activities to provide positive and
    rewarding experiences to the youth.
             Street Outreach

  • Counseling Cape Verdean youth on the streets
    where they congregate.

  • Referring youth to appropriate educational, social,
    spiritual, or health resources.

  • Identifying and counseling youth who are on
    probation about staying out of trouble and following
    the terms of probation.

  • Seeking out youth who have violated probation to
    get them back into the system so they can protect
    their future in this country.
          Home Visiting and Strengthening the Family

  • Home visits for court-involved Cape Verdean youth and for youth who are in troublke at school.

  • Explanation of legal and immigrations systems tto parents as appropriate.

  • Enlisting family court support in helping court-involved youth to follow rules of probation including
    participation in the Young Cape Verdean Club.

  • Assisting family members with other social problems by referring them to ESOL classes, health centers, and
    other social support services.

  • Liaison from the Cape Verdean community to the Police Department, USCIS, ICE and the larger community.

  • Point of referral from the Police Departments, the courts and the INS to the Cape Verdean community in
    Boston, schools regarding youth issues.

  • Advocating for Cape Verdean youth in the courts and immigration system.

  • Visiting youth in prison or immigration centers to prepare them for their future, whether it is deportation or
    reintegration into the United States' community.

  • Providing opportunities for spiritual growth through organized religion or alternative means.