Our community starts with you, and events that educate and support you.

Cooking Matters Healthy Shoppping Workshop!

Please join us in a workshop on how to shop for healthy foods for you and your family!  Healthy snacks, shopping tips and a free $10 gift card for healthy groceries will be offered!  Click here for more details.


March 2nd, 2016|

Cooking Matters Free Cooking Class!

Please join us in a free cooking class offered by Cooking Matters.  Learn how to cook healthy meals for your family.  Classes are being offered every Thursday starting in March.  Click here for more information and to reserve a slot!

March 24, 2016

SAVE THE DATE – April 13th is State House Day!

The Massachusetts League of Community Health Center’s Annual
State House Day

will be held on

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Please join us in connecting with Massachusetts legislators to discuss opportunities and challenges for Community Health Centers. Please start contacting your elected officials to schedule time to meet after 1pm on April 13th. More information on registration and exhibiting (10am – 1pm) will be forthcoming. We look forward to seeing you there!

April 13, 2016

Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center Celebrates Opening of New Clinical Facility!

New building inaugurates new era for renamed Charles River Community Health


The September 24th Ribbon Cutting for Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center’s new Brighton site at 495 Western Avenue marked an important milestone for us. We were very excited to show the new facility to our elected officials, donors, and friends who have been so supportive of this project. The new 48,000 square foot facility will allow us to bring much-needed services to nearly twice as many community members as we serve today. It was a project many years in the

making funded by grants, loans, and a capital campaign, which is still ongoing.


With the growth and updated image the new facility brings, and to further unify our services areas of Allston-Brighton and Waltham, we also shared the exciting news that we will be naming our new facility the Joseph M. Smith Building, under the new name for the health center,

which will be Charles River Community Health.


Stay tuned for our new logo and look!

September 24, 2015

Celebrating Our Past. Looking Toward the Future.

The Joseph M Smith Community Health Center is pleased to announce our 40th Anniversary Gala, an evening celebrating the health center’s commitment to the community for four decades! Designed to showcase the rich sights and sounds, cuisines and cultures of the neighborhoods we serve, the event will be held on October 23, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at WGBH Studios in Brighton.


The promise of health reform can only be realized if all in the community have access to high-quality, cost-effective primary care services. This means the kind of patient-centered, family-friendly care that JMSCHC provides through 30,000 medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, and vision visits by the 6,000 patients served at our Allston-Brighton sites each year. Our mission and philosophy have always been focused on empowering patients to take charge of their health and well-being. Today we are bursting at the seams, and need a new, larger health center to help us meet the growing need of the community. That is the purpose of our fundraiser.


We have come a long way since our early days in the Charlesview apartment complex, but our commitment to Joe Smith’s vision for our community has remained the same. Help us honor this important milestone, and Joe Smith’s legacy, at our anniversary gala this fall.

Many thanks for your consideration, and we look forward to seeing you!

October 23, 2014