Span, Inc.
105 Chauncy Street, 6th floor
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: 617-423-0750 - Fax: 617-482-2717
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The first step in applying for any Span service is to complete an application and send, fax, or bring it to Span. We review applications and then contact the applicant, usually by letter, regarding his/her eligibility for specific Span services, along with information about who to contact for follow up.

Once enrolled in a Span program, the client develops a service plan and realistic goals with Span staff. Clients in some Span programs may have access to short-term rental assistance if they meet certain qualifications and based on funding availability.

Case Management Services: Case management is integrated into most of Span's program services. Case managers work directly with clients to assess needs, develop service plans, assist with discharge planning, and provide hands-on assistance as needed. In addition to providing direct services, case managers also help clients access services they may need at other agencies and programs, and procure entitlements they are eligible for, such as MassHealth, Social Security and food stamps. Case managers can also assist clients in securing affordable housing, employment, food, clothing, transportation, and other basic resources.

Health Services:

Span improves public health and the health of clients by providing education-based programs and workshops to teach clients how to prevent contracting or spreading sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Span offers individual and small group learning sessions that address various health issues and help clients access health care services. Other health services include Case Management for HIV+ Clients and Substance Abuse Counseling.

The Adolph Grant Center: Named after a long-time Span staff member and former client, the Adolph Grant Center is a safe place for clients to develop social and recreational skills that can enhance their ability to nurture a lifestyle free from crime and drugs. At the Center, Span provides nutritious family-style meals, activities, events, and access to job search tools in a safe and drug-free environment.

Peer Support Services

Support Groups: Span staff members offer support groups where peers can support each other and address issues including relapse prevention, reintegration, and development of social skills.

Individual Peer Support: Clients with HIV have the opportunity to work with Spanís peer support advocate who assists them with living healthy and meaningful lives.

Service hours:

M/Th: 9am - 8pm; W: 2pm - 5pm; T/F: 9am - 5pm.

Requirements / Restrictions:

The best way to apply is to contact Span 4-6 months prior to wrap-up or parole eligibility from state or county prisons. Incarcerated individuals can self-refer by letter or telephone. Span staff are cleared to enter all DOC facilities. If in the community, please call or visit us, as most of our programs are available only to individuals who began to work with us in prison. Individuals must also be returning, or re-locating, to the Greater Boston area. Some programs may be available only to men and others only for women.


English, Spanish


Orange line: Chinatown. Red line: Downtown Crossing. Silver line: Washington/Essex.

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(Categories for this entry: Employment, Physical and Mental Health, Support Groups)

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