About the Organization
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center was chartered and incorporated in 1992 by a core group of concerned residents in the greater Brockton area who saw a definite and desperate need for services. At that time, Brockton was the only city of its size in Massachusetts that had not yet opened a health center.
Incorporated in 1992, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC) is a non-profit, multicultural, community health center that began providing services in 1994 in a mobile medical van operating out of a church parking lot. In its efforts to meet the health care needs of the community, BNHC constructed a new $17 million community health center, and began seeing patients in this new facility in November 2007. The new facility doubled the health centers capacity to serve low-income, diverse, medically underserved patients in Brockton and surrounding communities.
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center is a multicultural organization that collaborates with community agencies and residents to provide high quality comprehensive health care that is responsive to community health needs and is linguistically, culturally and financially accessible. We are committed to health promotion and disease prevention
About the Community
Brockton is a city in Massachusetts located 25 miles south of Boston. Brockton prides itself on its diversity of cultures and is home to approximately 100,000 residents. Dubbed the City of Champions for its rich sports history, Brockton was the hometown of boxing greats Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler. Today, Campanelli Stadium, located on Feinberg Way, is home to the Brockton Rox baseball team.
Named one of the Best Communities for Young People three times (2010, 2008, and 2005), Brockton boasts an award-winning public school system. Brockton High School, the largest high school in New England and one of the biggest in the nation with more than 4,200 students and has twice been named one of Americas Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. Brockton is also located near two four-year institutes of higher education institutions. Bridgewater State University and Stonehill College is Easton, as well as Massasoit Community College.
There are also a wealth of cultural and recreation opportunities in the city -- from golf courses and open spaces to museums. The Fuller Craft Museum, located on Oak Street, is billed as New England's only home for contemporary craft. The Brockton Historical Society also operates a complex of museums along Route 27. The trio of sites is each dedicated to a separate facet of the citys long history the shoe industry, firefighting, and an early homestead.
The Brockton Symphony Orchestra entertains audiences throughout the city all year long. The Brockton Public Library offers a variety of programs and services for residents of all ages. The Brockton Cultural Council funds locally based arts, culture, and interpretive science organizations that collaborate with one another or other local organizations.