The Brazilian Women’s Group was created in 1995 by a group of women interested in discussing the issues of being an immigrant woman from Brazil in this country. The Group is now composed of women of various ages and professions. They have different roles in the community, such as grandmothers, mothers, housewives, house cleaners, waitresses, students, beauty consultants, baby sitters, educators and health professionals. The Brazilian Women’s Group is located in Allston and receives structural support from the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS). The Brazilian Women's Group is a non-profit organization funded by the National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH) in partnership with Tufts University, Boston Women's Fund, Resist and University of Massachusetts Lowell.