Massachusetts Competition 1


Implementation Grant Winner

Chelsea received a three-year, $250,000 grant to implement its Chelsea Thrives initiative, which focuses on reducing crime and improving public safety by 30% over 10 years. The Chelsea Thrives team created an evidence-based crime prevention effort that drew in groups from across the city to identify and serve families whose members were at risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of crime. A successful pilot program led to intervention with more than 205 families, and crime dropped in Shurtleff-Bellingham and citywide.

A network of Chelsea-area agencies concerned with public safety, known as the Hub, now meets weekly to align strategies, identify gaps in prevention and enforcement efforts, and collaborate to identify and divert individuals and families with acute risk.

Problem Problem

Strategy Strategy

Vision Vision

The Team The Team

  • The Neighborhood Developers (Backbone)
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Centro Latino
  • Century 21 D'Amico & Associates
  • Chelsea Bank
  • Chelsea Chamber of Commerce
  • Chelsea Collaborative
  • Chelsea Hunger Action Network
  • Chelsea Revere Winthrop Elder Services
  • Community Action Programs Inter-City (CAPIC)
  • HarborCOV
  • Metro Credit Union
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Chelsea Healthcare Center
  • Mitchell Properties
  • North Suffolk Mental Health Association
  • ROCA
  • Salvation Army
  • Stop & Compare Supermarket