In 1968, several committed community residents joined forces to assess the health care needs of their neighbors in Allston/Brighton. The group, under the leadership of Allston resident Joseph M. Smith, took to the streets and talked with residents about their health care needs and their difficulties finding appropriate care. In the course of their investigations, they discovered that many Allston/Brighton residents had no access to comprehensive health care services. The community lacked affordable providers and services for its residents; a very basic need in the community was unmet.
began planning a center which would provide residents across the entire
spectrum with a superior facility for all of their health care
group's vision was realized in 1974 when JMSCHC opened its doors to
community with compassionate, comprehensive health care. In a similar
a serious community need, in 2004 the Center opened a site in
JMSCHC opened in 1974, it has remained true to its mission but has
reflect the needs of its users and of residents of Allston/Brighton,