ABJ Community Services, Inc. wrote -ABJ has been a social service provider in the South Shore community for 22 years and have deep relationships at every level. ABJ is committed to the development and enhancement of youth and provides a range of services for them in the community. ABJ provides outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment. ABJ provides workforce development classes such as GED, computer classes and customer skills training. ABJ also provides arts based empowerment programs such as After-School Matters and youth social entrepreneurship opportunities such as the Hip Hop Hello Musical Greeting Card Program. ABJ strives to provide services to youth in a welcoming and engaging manner such as through the Creative Arts Therapies. ABJ truly believes that exposing and involving youth in a variety of opportunities to create, learn, experience, earn a living, and grow will help steer them away from violence. By engaging them in civic opportunities they can become peace-builders in their own community.