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Contact the Boston Hemophilia Center 617-355-6101
International +1-617-355-5209

Community Corner

Local businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on many small and family owned businesses. In this new section, Community Corner, we highlight local businesses owned by member of the Boston Hemophilia Center community, as well as links to resources that may be helpful to our patients and families. If you are the proprietor of a small business and part of the Boston Hemophilia Center, please let us know so that we can feature your business in an upcoming issue. Please check out these restaurants below.

richards american style restaurant logo

Richards is a New American style restaurant, located at 1193 Cambridge St, Cambridge.

Owned by one of our Boston Hemophilia Center families, Richards is currently offering takeout and delivery. Richard Graham, makes everything from scratch — all the condiments, pastas, sauces, and he butchers all proteins!

Don’t miss this chance to experience a unique delicious menu and support a local BHC family. Visit their website Richards02139.com or call 617-714-3626 to order.

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 the talkative pig 2642 Main St, South Chatham, MA 02659
PH # 508-430-5211
Email: eat@thetalkativepig.com

 the talkative pig logo

Chef, Jeffrey Mitchell, with his wife and business manager, Terri Mitchell, own and operate The Talkative Pig, a restaurant located in South Chatham. They create Mediterranean-inspired dishes using fresh ingredients and traditional family recipes. Jeffrey and Terri are committed to supporting local farms and businesses. Terri is a patient of Aric Parnes, MD, at the Boston Hemophilia Center, and she and her family support BHC. See their menu and hours on their website: thetalkativepig.com.

Online resources

The COVID-19 pandemic is now over a year old and many of us have had to adjust to new situations. But there’s been a bright side as people come together to help and support one another. By popular demand, we’re providing a list of online resources. If you do not have access to a computer or need other resources, please contact your BHC social worker:

Jackie Miranda, MSW, LICSW, pedi social worker
617-355-5250 | Jacqueline.Miranda@childrens.harvard.edu

Amanda Stahl, MSW, LICSW, adult social worker,
617-732-7197 | astahl@bwh.harvard.edu 

Family/Children’s Camps

Spring is coming and it’s time to think about camps for your children and/or family. The two most popular camp experiences in our region are the NewEngland Hemophilia Association (NEHA) Family Camp and Paul Newman’sHole in the Wall Gang Camp (HWGC). Follow the links below and see which opportunities are right for your family.

NEHA Family Camp, New Hampshire

newenglandhemophilia.org/event/camp21

Since 1992, NEHA has offered a Family Camp program to anyone with a bleeding disorder who receives care in NewEngland. This event focuses on achieving two key goals — increasing and enhancing self-infusion skills, and communitybuilding. NEHA is currently monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will decide whether to host an in-person event from Aug.15 – 21, 2021 or provide a virtual event as they did successfully in 2020.

Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

connecticutholeinthewallgang.org 

holeinthewallgang.org/programs/summer-camp

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp offers week-long residential summer sessions.

Food Resources

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB)

gbfb.org/covid-19-update 

The GBFB distributes food resources throuhout Eastern Massachusetts via the Brown Bag Program, School-based Pantries, Mobile Markets, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Community Servings

servings.org

Nutritious, made-from-scratch meals delivered to homebound and critically ill persons across Massachusetts.

Project Bread

projectbread.org/get-help/covid-19-hunger-foodresources-for-households

COVID-19 food resources for Massachusetts residents.

Additional food assistance programs during the COVID-19 emergency

mass.gov/doc/food-assistance-during-the-covid-19-emergency/download 

Scholarships

There is good news for persons with bleeding disorders and/or their family members who are heading to college and other secondary educational programs this year. There are many college scholarships available for you. Please check out the links below for information about application requirements and deadlines. Most of the scholarships range from $250 to $5,000, and application periods have begun.

Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA)

hemophiliafed.org/scholarships

HFA provides an extensive list of the 2021 financial awards by eligibility and amounts. National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF)hemophilia.org/community-resources/financial-assistance/scholarshipsNHF posts scholarship lists yearly.


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