Community Resources

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Table of Contents

Childcare Services
Community Action Programs
Crisis Resources/Emergency Services
Disability Services
Elderly Services
– Council on Aging/Senior Centers
Employment/Vocational/Tutoring Services<
Financial Information
Food, Clothing, and Material Resources Services
Health Care
– Community Health Centers
– Hospice
– Mental Health and Counseling Services
– Prescription Assistance/Health Insurance & Benefits
– Other Medical Services
– Substance Abuse
– Transmitted Diseases
Legal/Advocacy Assistance
Recreational Services
Veteran Services
Volunteer Opportunities
Other Services


Alternative Housing, Lowell
For women and children that need somewhere else live because of certain circumstances. Alternative Housing in Lowell is handicap accessible.

Child At Risk
A service for children to get help in abusive or violent situations.

Disabled Persons Protection Commission
24 hour hotline for reporting the abuse of the disabled. Ages 18 to 59.
V/TTY 1-800-426-9009

Elder Abuse Hotline
To report the abuse of an elderly person.
V/TTY 1-800-922-2275

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
Provides crisis intervention, support and resources to victims and survivors of gay domestic abuse.
V/TTY 1-800-832-1901

Gloucester Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Partnership
Provides training and information on child sexual abuse and how to prevent it. 978-281-2477
Email for more information:

H.A.W.C Healing Abuse Working for Change
A resource center for many forms of abuse prevention and support services.
24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-547-1649
Salem: 978-744-8552 TTY 978-744-1818
Gloucester: 978-283-8642

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
Provides assistance such as counseling, legal assistance, and safety planning to violence and abuse victims in the greater Newburyport area.
V/TTY 978-388-1888

National Child Abuse Hotline
For reporting or contacting in case of child abuse or violence.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
A hotline for information about abuse and resources that are available to abuse and violence victims.
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY 1-800-787-3224

Older Battered Women’s Program
Part of Greater Lynn Senior Services.

Hotline operated by Casa Myrna Available 24 hours a day offers and offers multilingual translations.
TTY 1-877-521-2601


Birth to Three Family Center
Offers services to support parent and child bonding. Ipswich Residents served first. Call for information and prices.
15 Market St. Suite 4 Ipswich, MA

Cape Ann Partnership for Children and Families
Provides families of Cape Ann resources, information and opportunities to enhance their family life and education experiences. M-F 8am-2pm.
978-281-2400 x120
29 Emerson Ave. Gloucester MA

Child Care Circuit
Offers information for child care services such as referral, training, resources, child issues and benefits.
M-F 9Am-5pm, With Wednesday evening appointments available.
180 Cabot Street, 2nd Floor

Child Development & Education Inc.
Require child vouchers and a referral sent to DHCD Coordinator Ann Goldberg (978-825-7344). There is no wait list and daycare is available to families who are in stabilization and are in need of childcare services.
Director – Natalie Cano
181 Union St. Lynn, MA

Child Support Enforcement
Works to assist parents or guardians to collect, enforce, or legally assist to change the amount of child support collected when circumstances change.
M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Division of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Customer Service Bureau,
P.O Box 7057 Boston, MA 02204

Connecting Young Moms, Beverly
A pre- and postnatal program for teens and young moms. Services include early pregnancy workshops, childbirth preparation, postnatal educations and support groups. Free of charge.
Contact Jodie Berry: 978-922-3000 x 2720

Department Of Children and Family
Provides services to families and children living in Mass. Trying to strengthen and keep families together. Mandated to receive, respond and report child abuse or neglect and to provide services to abused or neglected children to escape a hostile environment.
Main Switch Board: 978-825-3800
Toll Free: 1-800-322-0250
Weekends and Night Hotline: 1-800-792-5200
45 Congress Street Building 4, Salem

Department of Early Education & Care
Licenses and monitors daycare homes, preschools, group homes, shelters and after school programs. Also licenses adoption and foster care agencies.
360 Merrimack Street Building 9, 3rd Floor Lawrence MA 01843

Early Intervention Program
This service is available for any child from birth to three years old that might have delay or learning disabilities. For referrals contact the North Shore Infant and Toddler Program.
Beverly: 978 921-1182
111 Dodge Street Beverly, MA 01915
Lynn: 781-593-2727
102 Johnson Street Lynn, MA 01902
Salem: 978-744-7037
275 Lafayette Street Salem, MA 01970

Federation for Children with Special Needs
Provides training and advocacy for parents dealing with special needs education laws; parents and children’s rights; getting educational services and communication between parents and health officials. It also offers free workshops. M-F 9-5.
1135 Tremont Street Suite 420 Boston MA 02120

Giving Diapers, Giving Hope
A cloth diaper lending service for low income families. It does not do the washing; the washing is up to the parent of the child.
8 Beckford Street Gloucester, MA 01930

Head Start/ Early Head Start
Free early childhood programs for pregnant women and children Age 0 to 5. Helps Children from low income families get a head start and become ready for school. Head start is a pre-school age’s 3 to 5 program and Early Head Start is a program for pregnant women, infants and toddlers.

Income Eligible Child Care
Subsidized child care for low income non TAFDC families working in education or job training, or disabled families. Child care is available for children under the age of 13 and older children with special needs. Contact local Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies for information and applications.
Child Care Resource and Referral Agency: 1-800-345-0131

Kinder Care- Learning Centers
Highly secure and safe, with strict parent and guardian identification procedures. For children 6 months to 7 years. Serve nutritious meals and snacks, and offer eight programs. Contact for info about tuition and availability. Also stop by to visit the facility. M-F 6:30am to 6:00pm.
Center Director Robin Pierre
602 Conry Ave Salem, MA 01970

North Shore Infant and Toddler Development Program
Provides information and guides to finding local daycare centers.
Lynn: 781-593-2727
103 Johnson Street Lynn, MA 01902
Salem: 978-744-7037

Pathways for Children
Provides well-planned and educational care for children by well- trained and dedicated professionals.
29 Emerson Avenue Gloucester, MA 01930


Community Action Programs are private and non-profit human services and advocacy organizations that are established to provide emergency assistance for those who need it to become self sufficient. Their Services include fuel assistance, childcare services and more. Call the Community Actions listed for information on the services they offer.

Action, Inc., Gloucester

Community Teamwork, Inc., Lowell

Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc

Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc. (LEO)

North Shore Community Action Program

North Shore Community Development Coalition
Provides quality affordable housing, and community development on the north shore.
102 Lafayette St. Salem MA 01970

Poison Control Center, 24 Hour Hotline
Offers Emergency services and info on Poisonous substances. Available 24 hours a day.
TTY 1-888-224-5313


American Red Cross
Provides many services such as blood and emergency medical help in disasters, and distribution of products and needed items in emergency situations.

Covenant House Nineline
Crisis or runaway hotline.

Eliot Community Human Services
Provides 24 hour emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis. Services available in the following towns: Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, North Reading, Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Swampscott, and Wakefield.

Lahey Behavioral Health
24 hour emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis. Services are available in the following towns: Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, and Manchester by the Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Peabody,

Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Topsfield, and Wenham.

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
For children and parents experiencing stress and anxiety because of the war.

Gloucester Emergency Services
Police Department: 978-283-1212
Fire Department: 978-281-9760
Health Department : 978-281-9771
MTWF 8am-4pm; Th 8am-6:30pm

Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance
M-F 7am to 5pm

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

National Hope Line Network
Suicide hotline for those dealing with thoughts of suicide or coping with a suicide related death.
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

National Youth Crisis Hotline

North Shore Rape Crisis Hotline
24 hour hotline for rape or sexual abuse victims.
Business Number
781-477-2313 M-F, 4-8pm
TTY 781-477-2315

Parents Helping Parents
Toll-free helpline for Massachusetts parents, that offers support and compassion, someone to talk to and help you plan what to do next, information and resources in your area, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Confidential and anonymous.
Parental Stress Line: 1-800-632-8188

Samaritans 24 hour Hotline
24 hour hotline service to those who are exposed to suicide.
1-877-870-HOPE (4673)
Teen Hotline 1-800-252-TEEN (8336)


Assistive Technology Loan Programs
Offers resources for children and adults with disabilities, who need high and low technology solutions for home, work or school in order to increase their independence.

Autism Support Center
Services for families of children on the autism spectrum. Offers support, information and a variety of services to help families and children with developmental disorders.
1-800-7-AUTISM (MA Only)
6 Southside Road Danvers, MA 01923

Cape Ann Social Club
For mentally challenged adults.
Wednesday- Friday 5-9pm
Saturday-Sunday 12-6pm
978-281-5585 call after 5 pm
Teachers Lunch Room at GHS

Department of Mental Retardation
Offers support to citizens with metal retardation and their families. They also offer assistance in job placement, transportation, housing, or intense levels of treatment, monitoring and care.
TTY 978-927-8828
100 Cummings Center Suite 150 B Beverly MA 01915

getATstuff, Assistive Technology Equipment Exchange
The goal of getATstuff is to help get Assistive Technology devices that are no longer being used into the hands of people who need and can benefit from them.

Massachusetts Aging and Disability Information Locator State
Virtual gateway portal for seniors and citizens with disabilities to locate aging and disability service providers and information in the state of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
Provides social and rehabilitative services for the visually impaired.
Voice Directory: TTY 1-800-392-6556

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Provides social and rehabilitative services for the hearing impaired
TTY 1-800-530-7570

Provides information on how to find, try, borrow, fund, and buy AT devices.
TTY 617-204-3815

New England INDEX Information on Disabilities
A site that offers multiple resources, guides and information for those with disabilities.
TTY 1-800-764-0200

Special Education Department
Required to serve the special educational needs of all persons between the ages of 3 to 22. They also provide screening and evaluations.
Gloucester: 978-281-9804
Gloucester Public School 6 School Road Gloucester MA 01930
Ipswich: 978-356-2935
Doyon Elementary Debra Harris: 978-356-5506
Winthrop Elementary Margret Medeiros: 978-356-2976
1 Lord Square Ipswich MA 01938
Rockport: 978-546-1210
32 Jerdens Lane Rockport MA 01966

United States Department of Justice; ADA Information
Provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
TTY 1-800-514-0383

Beverly Commission on Disabilities
978-921-6000 x2363

Danvers Disability Commission
978-777-0001 x 3027

Lynn Disability Commission

Salem Commission on Disabilities


Elderly services such as assisted living, long term services and care for the elderly.

AARP Massachusetts State Office
TTY 1-877-434-7598

Adult Day Care
Find local adult day care facilities near you. Provides resources for learning more about adult day care in general.

Assisted Living Facilities
Find local assisted living facilities near you. Provides resources for learning more about assisted living facilities in general.

Day by Day
An adult day health program providing activities, socialization, meals and snacks. RN nurse assistant on site, transportation available and therapies available upon order from doctors. Elderly or handicap 18 and up.
M-F; 9am to3pm
4 Rear Blackburn Circle Gloucester MA 01930

Elder Service Plan of the North Shore

Elder Services of the Merrimac Valley
TTY 1-800-924-4222

Greater Lynn Senior Service

Home Health Agencies – Sponsored by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servicese
Resources, policies, and billing/payment information for Medicare and Medicaid Home Health benefits.

Home Health Care Agencies
Find local home health care agencies near you. Provides resources for learning more about home health care agencies facilities in general.

Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann
Toll Free 1-888-751-0077

TTY 1-877-486-2048
Toll Free 1-888-751-0077

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Age Info Line: 1-800-243-4636
TTY 1-800-872-0116

National Adult Day Services (NADSA)

North Shore Elder Services
TTY 978-624-2244

PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
PACE offers medical teams based on each enrollee’s medical needs, as well as dental, vision, auditory, pharmacy, laboratory and diagnostic services. They also offer day programs in Gloucester, Beverly, and Lynn. Must be 55 or older and living in the North Shore or Greater Lynn Area and meet the state’s clinical requirements for nursing home care.
Enrollment Coordinator Teresa Gove Arnold
Site Coordinator Diane Wood
29A Emerson Avenue Gloucester MA

Senior Care
TTY 978-282-1836

Senior Care Pawsitive Connections
For the elderly ages 60+. It provides emergency assistance for their pets.
M-F 9am to 5pm

Skilled Nursing Facilities
Find local skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes) near you. Provides resources for learning more about nursing homes in general.














Action Inc. – Employment and Training
Provides services for those who are seeking jobs. It provides a list of local jobs, services and information on how to attain a job.
186 Main Street Gloucester MA 01930

Community Enterprises, Inc
Supports employment, transition school –to –work, employment support program/ DTA Job task analysis, vocational and situational assessment and job support services. Serves intellectually disabled, psychiatric disabled, physically disabled and Autistic.
150 Eastern Avenue Gloucester MA

Gloucester Fisherman’s and Family Assistance
A service for individuals and their families who are currently impacted by the fishing industry regulations. The services provide can obtain job retraining, placement, and counseling for those individual and their families.
Center Manager: Angela Sanfilippo.
M-F 8:30am-5pm
11-15 Parker Street Gloucester MA

Job Accommodations Network
Provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
TTY 1-877-781-9403

Lynn Time Bank Service Exchange Organization
The mission is to build community through neighbors helping neighbors, exchanging skills and talents.

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Promotes dignity for individuals with disabilities through employment and independent living in the community.
Salem V/TTY 978-745-8085 m

National Senior Network
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
A program that offers organizations to attain mature workers for free. Also offers training to the elderly, and pays minimum wage and handles payroll.
Programs facilitator: Jane Zaslow-Peck.
23 Central Avenue suite 605 Lynn MA m

North Shore Career Center
A place to locate and apply for jobs in the area. Has a list of available jobs and resources for town in the North Shore area. Note – All teens under the age of 18 need a work permit to start a new job.
11-15 Parker Street Gloucester MA,
Salem :
70 Washington Street Salem MA
181 Union Street Lynn MA 01902

North Shore Community College Trio Linked Learning
A program for low-income, first generation college students or disabled students. They offer financial assistance and a supportive class environment.
Director: Daniel O’neil
781-593-6722 x 6624
McGee Building 300 Broad Street Lynn
1 Ferncroft Road Danvers MA 01923
Sonya Snow- Parrish 100 Cummings Center Beverly MA


American Consumer Credit Counseling
Offers counseling services to individuals look to improve their credit history.
Client Service Department: ext. 500
Counseling Department: ext. 506

Consumer Credit Counseling Service
A non-profit organization that helps individuals with money management.

Federal – IRS
The IRS has tax information and inquiries.
TDD 1-800-829-4059

Home Modification Loan Program/ Mass Rehabilitation Commission Community Teamwork, Inc
Provides loans to make modifications to the primary, permanent residence of elders, adults with disabilities, and families with children with disabilities.
978-459-0551 x 237
TTY/TDD 978-792-3176
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership: 617-859-0400 x 300

MA Office of Consumer Affairs, Hotline
Hotline for consumer affairs
TTY 1-800-720-3480

MA State Department of Revenue
Provides help with financial inquiries.

Massachusetts Attorney General
Provides information and legal help with taxes, child support and other financial inquiries.
TTY 617-727-4765

National Fraud Information Center
Focused on providing information of fraud prevention and information about fraud.


Assistance and Crisis Intervention, Weatherization
Assists people with their fuel payments. Also provides information on energy and environmental issues to the consumers, testing of residential heating systems insulation and free home winterization.
47 Washington Street Gloucester MA
Marie Sanviti
Director of Fuel Assistance to see if eligible
Craig Brown
Energy Conservation Director and consumer education.
Harmony White
For Spanish: 978-282-1000 x 120
Fatima Gomez
For Portuguese: 978-282-1000 x 120

Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry
It is accessible only to the residents of Beverly and Manchester. MF 11-12:30 TW 5-6:30 pm. Clients May come every 14 days and they must present proof of residency. Access to all is the Thrift Store on 198 Rantoul Street.
371 Cabot Street, Beverly MA

Beverly Church of the Nazarene Food Pantry
Open Thursday 9am-12pm. For Beverly residents only: requires ID and proof of residency. Pick up is only once per month.
556 Cabot Street, Beverly MA

Cape Ann Food Pantry / The Open Door
Offers community meals, emergency food, Buck-a-bag program, thrift store, mobile market, and senior market. Photo I.D is required for food pantry access.
Food Pantry Hours:
MT 10:00am-5:00pm
WTh 10:00 am-4: 00 pm
Friday 10am-12pm & 3pm to 5pm
Food Stamps: By appt on TThF 10-4
28 Emerson Avenue Gloucester MA
Community Meals:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 5-6pm
Sunday 4-5pm
Tues at St. John’s Episcopal 5-6pm
Fri at Trinity Congregational 5-6pm
Summer Lunch
A program that offers free lunches for kids during the summer.
978-283-6776 (call for sites and details)

Catholic Charities, Salem
Open for food services Monday – Thursday from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Call before arrival for updated hours and program information or requirements.
280 Washington Street, Salem MA

Danvers People to People Food Pantry
Open Monday and Thursday 9:00 am to 11:30 am and the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 3:30 -5:30 pm. Danvers residents only.
12 Sylvan Street, Danvers MA

First Universalist Society of Salem
Offers food help to Salem residents only on the last Saturday of each month open at 9:30am to 11:00 am
211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970

Food Source Hotline, Project Bread
Open Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Weekend answering machine. Offers pre-screening for food stamps resources, school breakfast and other free low cost foods.
TTY 1-800-377-1292 or

Gloucester Housing Authority
Offers help with housing, rental assistance and foreclosure prevention.
Open MTWTh 8-4:15, F 8-12

Good Neighbor Energy Fund
Available to households that cannot meet their energy expenses and are not eligible for federal energy assistance.
You may apply by calling the Salvation Army Service center at 1-800-334-3047

Haven from Hunger, Peabody
Hot meals Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Food Pantry open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Intake required Peabody residents once per week and Salem residents once every other week
978- 531-1530
71 Wallis Street, Peabody 01960

Lifebridge (Formerly Salem Mission)
Daily meals 7 days a week, Breakfast: 7-8:30 am , Lunch 12:30pm, Dinner 6:30 pm
Tuesday/ Thursday noon lunch only at Salvation Army, 98 North Street Salem MA 01970 .
56 Margin St, Salem MA 01970

Mass Coalition for the Homeless
Provides furniture and household items including dishes/pots/linens when available.
Multiple Locations- No Delivery
Furniture Bank- 781-595-7570 x12
Bed for Every Child Initiative
781-595-7570 x 11 (Gisella)
Info & Referrals- 978-635-1710 x3

Memorial United Methodist Church, Beverly
Outreach suppers every Wednesday night. Call for details or visit.
2 Dane Street, Beverly MA 01915

Mission of Deeds
Client will select and receive furniture all in the same day; client must provide truck on this day. MOD will not hold any items, one trip only!
Application is available online @ and must be filed out and fax to Mission of Deeds 781-944-7697 (Paula Goss)

My Brother’s Table, Lynn
Daily Meals, Monday –Friday Lunch at 11:45am to 12:30 pm; Dinner 5:30 pm to 7:15pm.
Saturday, Sunday and some holidays 2:30pm – 4:15 pm
98 Willow Street, Lynn MA 01902

Project Home Again
Provides furniture/household items/mattresses.
Located in Lawrence, No Delivery!
Client must either be accompanied by a representative of Wellspring or have a letter written on letterhead providing a detailed list of needed items. Lists submitted are good for a 2 month period and if at that point the needs still aren’t met, a new letter and list can be made. List of available items are available on website!

Sacred Heart, Lynn Food Pantry
Open Thursdays 10:00am to 2:00 pm. Residents of the parish area every other week, all others once a month. ID and proof of family size, income and address needed.
571 Boston Street, Lynn MA 01902

Salvation Army, Salem
Office hours 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Food Pantry Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30am. – 11:30am.
Tuesday and Thursday meals at noon.
93 North St Salem MA, 01970

Salvation Army, Lynn
Monday – Friday Bread at 9:30am Pantry 9:30 am -11:30 am and emergency food. Call for appointment .Families with children once a month others are every 3 months.
1 Franklin Street, Lynn MA 01902

Serve Food CO-OP
Once a month food cooperative where participants must be signed up in advance. It offers below market price and 2 hours or community service each month as payment. Foods include: meats, potatoes, vegetables and fruits. Vegetarian packages are available and all are eligible. Coordinated through Cape Ann Food Pantry
28R Emerson Avenue Gloucester MA

St. Vincent de Paul at St. Joseph’s Parish
Furniture/Vouchers to thrift stores
Resources Limited/ Determined on a case to case basis.
No Referral Needed-Client must call!
Gloucester (978) 281-8672
Lynn (781) 598-6606
Lawrence (978) 689-2625
Canton (781) 344-3100

St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, Salem
For Salem residents, and is available once per month. It also offers delivery for disabled people in Salem and Peabody.
15 Hawthorne Boulevard Salem, MA

St. Mary’s, Lynn Food Pantry
Offers bread on Mondays. Food is available once per month Wednesday 10:00am to 12:00pm. Families in the parish area only and they must provide ID, Proof of family size, income and address.
8 South Common Street, Lynn MA

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Lynn Food Pantry
Open every Friday except the 1st Friday of the month. Hours are from 3:00-4:00pm. ID, proof of family size, income and address are required.
74 South Common Street, Lynn MA 01902

TDC Church, Lynn Food Pantry
Open Thursday 5-7 pm. ID, Proof of income and address can be found through the greater Boston food bank agency locator.
56 Franklin Street Lynn MA 01902

Trinity Congregational; Church, Gloucester
Harvest meal every Friday 4:30pm to 7:30 pm
70 Middle Street Gloucester MA 01930

W.I.C is a food resource for pregnant women, infants, and children under the age of 5.
1-800-WIC(942)- 1007
TTY 617-624-5992

Wish Project
Provides furniture, household goods, even linens. Beds for Kids when available. Located in Lowell.
(978) 441-9474


HEALTH CARE: Community Health Centers

Addison Gilbert Hospital
Addison Gilbert Hospital is a 58 bed medical and surgical facility. In and Out patient care, Emergence room, educational center and support groups. Also does Health Screenings. Call Sefatia Romeo for financial assistance at 978-283-4001 x 623. Open 11am to 8 pm Daily.
Operator: 978-283-4000
Automated: 978-283-4001
298 Washington Street Gloucester MA 01930

Beverly Hospital
Beverly Hospital is a 227 bed facility with in and out patient care and emergency room. It provides educational services and support groups and health screening. For Financial Counseling and Community Connection call 978-922-3000 x 2045 for free confidential information and advocacy for those who need assistance with accessing health care and insurance.
85 Herrick Street Beverly MA 01915

Eliot Community Human Services, Inc.
Eliot Community Human Services, Inc provides resources, support and treatment to the common wealth of Massachusetts.
261 Main Street Gloucester MA 01930

Gloucester Family Health Center
Provides many services that include: Behavioral health services, Care Coordination Program (formerly Women’s Health Network), case management, Dental services, Family medicine Internal medicine, Lab services, Ob-gyn, midwifery, Outreach and Financial Counseling, Pharmacy services, Referral services, Same-day sick visits.
302 Washington Street Gloucester MA 01930

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Offers preventative care, health education, integrated clinical and social services, and affordable quality medical care.

Health Education Services
Health Education services include primary prevention, outpatient treatment, emergency services, residential care, and substance abuse services. Free HIV testing available.

Healthy Families Program , Catholic Charities
Provides home visiting services to first-time parents (20 and younger). Volunteer programs provide education around prenatal, infant, and toddler development. Screenings parent child groups, information, referral and advocacy are available. Must be pregnant teens and parents 21 and under with children 0-3.
55 Lynn Shore Drive Lynn MA 01902

Health Quarters
Confidential reproductive health care services for prevention and education for men, women and teens. Also has S.T.D treatment and education.

Lowell Community Health Center
Has a highly qualified medical staff specialize in internal medicine, prenatal, labor and postpartum care, women’s health, traditional Asian medicine, diabetes management, asthma management, adolescent health and behavioral health.
TTY 978-937-9597

Lynn Community Health Center
Provides primary care, as well as specialty services in response to needs our community has identified.

Mass Department of Public Health AIDS Bureau
Provides help, education and information on HIV and AIDS.
HIV/ AIDS Hotline 1-800-235-2331

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Assists the disabled with attaining jobs, education and support.
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Stephanie Jackson: 978-745-8085 x103
35 Congress Street Suite 105 Salem MA 01970

North Shore Children’s Hospital
Provides many physical and mental health services for children including pediatric therapy, pediatric neurology, neurodevelopment center and mental health clinic.
Physical and Occupational therapy: 978-354-2746
Language Speech and Hearing: 978-354-2650
Pediatric Neurology: 978-354-2795
Neurodevelopment Center: 978-354-2705
Mental Health Clinic: 978-354-2700
81 Highland Avenue Salem MA 01970

North Shore Community Health, Inc
As a community health center, provides both health and dental care and offer more services than typical medical offices. We offer translation services, financial counseling and health education.

Salem Family Health Center
A community teaching hospital that provides comprehensive adult and pediatric services.

Teen Health Center at Salem High School
Provides services such as: physicals for work, school, or sports, sick and injury visits, lab tests, immunizations, gynecological visits, and health education and promotion. Students are seen on a walk-in and appointment basis. Referrals are made for specialty care and mental health services. Parental consent is required for any student under 18 being seen for a non-confidential visit.

Peabody Family Health Center
Provides both health and dental care and offer more services than typical medical offices

Salem Family Health and Dental Services Center
Offers a full Health and dental and medical services for anyone.


Hospice of North Shore
24 hour available on call nurses. Information, trained personnel, referrals, grief counseling and support for those who are ill and their families.

Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of MA

VNA Care Network Inc.
A professional home and health care 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They offer speech, language, occupational, physical evaluations and therapy for adults and children. For free assessment visit for a care plan.
5 Federal Street Danvers MA 01923
8 Angle Street Gloucester MA 01930

HEALTH CARE: Mental Health and Counseling Services

Children’s Friends and Family Services
Offers many services for children, teens and parents about counseling, health and mentoring.
33 Commercial Street Gloucester MA 01930

Department of Mental Health Central Office
Information and Referral
TTY 617-727-9842

Family Continuity Program
Behavioral healthcare organization provides outpatient treatment to individuals and families with a variety of issues. Such as at rick patients and home-based intervention and support for families in conflict. Accepts many insurances including MassHealth.
9 Centennial Drive Peabody MA 01960

Health and Education Services, Inc
Mental health and counseling services and education located in Addison Gilbert Hospital.
298 Washington Street Gloucester MA 01930

National Empowerment Center
Offers services to those with mental illness to empower them and to provide hope and information on mental illness
1-800-POWER2U (769-3728)
Lawrence: TTY 978-685-1494

National Mental Health Association
Provides information and other services about mental illness.
1-800-969-NMHA (6642)
Research Center: TTY 1-800-433-5959

South Bay Mental Health
Provides individuals, family and group therapy services through out reach. They visit clients’ homes, schools, daycares, or other community sites to provide their services.
Jennifer McLean is the Clinical Director: ext.19
35 Congress Street Suite 214 Salem MA 01970

HEALTH CARE: Prescription Assistance

Commonwealth Connector
Offers low-or-no-cost health insurance for people who qualify. It provides comprehensive benefits and a choice of health plans.

Department of Public Health
A health care quality hotline to report health risks or to ask for information on public health.

Department of Transitional Assistance
For Health insurance, SNAP (Food Stamps), Emergency Shelter assistance.
Application and information Hotline: 1-800-249-2007

Health Care for All
Focuses on consumer centered health care to provide everyone with care and education.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine

Massachusetts Dental Society

Open Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Customer Service Center: 1-800-841-2900 / TTY 1-800-497-4648
Self Service Hotline: 888-665-9993
MassHealth Enrollment Center 1-888-665-9993 / 1-800-408-1253
MassHealth Dental: 1-800-207-5019

HEALTH CARE: Other Medical Services

Asthma and Allergy Affiliates, Danvers
80 Lindall Street Danvers MA 01923

Asthma and Allergy Affiliates, Salem
114 R Highland Avenue Salem MA 01970

Beverly Pediatric Association
75 Herrick Street Suite 116 Beverly MA 01915

Cape Ann Pediatrics
298 Washington Street Gloucester MA 01930

Family Medical Associates
195 School Street Manchester MA 01944

Family Medicine
38 R Enon Street Beverly MA 01915

Garden City Pediatric Association
83 Herrick Street Suite 1003 Beverly MA 01915

Harvard Vanguard Medical Association
2 Essex Center Drive Peabody MA 01960

Lahey Clinic Medical Center North Shore
1 Essex Center Drive Peabody MA 01960

Lahey Essex Medical Center
74 Martin Street Essex MA 01929

Lahey Ipswich
130 County Road Ipswich MA 01938

Lynn Community Health Care
269 Union Street Lynn MA 01901

North Shore Children’s Hospital (MGH Specialty Clinic)
57 Highland Avenue Salem MA 01970

North Shore Pediatrics, Beverly
85 Herrick Street Beverly MA 01915

North Shore Pediatrics, Danvers
480 Maple Street Suite 3A Danvers MA 01923

Dr. Thomas Pearce (Adults Only)
279 East Main Street Gloucester MA 01930

Gloucester Dental Health Center (Children Only)
99 Prospect Street Gloucester MA 01930

Gloucester Family Health Center
302 Washington Street Gloucester MA 01930

Beverly Smiles
277 Cabot Street Beverly MA 01915

Dr. Stuart Gould (Dentist)
116 Highland Avenue Salem MA 01970

Small Smiles of Lynn
319 Lynnway Lynn MA 01901

Harborside Dental
127 Eastern Avenue Gloucester MA 01930

MassPRO Medicare
Information hotline, review medical records.

Medicare Advocacy project & Elder Unit Intake
Medicare Information Line: 1-800-633-4227

Needy Meds
Find help with the cost of prescription medication.
Richard Sagall (President) 978-281-6666
P.O Box 219 Gloucester MA 01930

Northeast Hospital Corporation
Provides services such as screening and resources to help people attain health, food or prescription assistance.
978-922-3000 x 2045, 2046, 2124
85 Herrick Street Beverly MA 01915
978-283-4000 x 623 or 132
298 Washington Street Gloucester MA 01930
60 Granite Street Lynn MA 01902

Prescription Assistance Programs
Prescription Advantage: 1-800-243-4636 …. TTY 1-877-610-0241

Serving the health information needs of elders

Social Security Administration
TTY 1-800-325-0778

HEALTH CARE: Substance Abuse

AdCare Hospital
1-800-ALCOHOL (252-6465)

Al-Anon Family Groups, MA
Alcohol Hotline 508-366-0556

Alcohol and Drug 24 Hour Help Line
1-800-821-HELP (4357)

Alcoholics Anonymous
111 Middleton Road Danvers MA 01923

Bay State Recovery Services

CAB Detoxification Center 24 Hours
V/TTY 978-777-2121

CAB Health and Recovery
Massachusetts Only

Center for Addictive Behavior Health and Recovery
Monday – Thursday 8:30 am to 9:00pm, Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
TTY 978-745-8890

Mass Council on Compulsive Gambling

Narcotics Anonymous

Project COPE

Substance Abuse
TTY 888-448-8321

VNA Care Network Smoking Cessation Program

HEALTH CARE: Transmitted Diseases

AIDS Action Line
Provides services and information to men, women, and children with AIDS/ HIV. They also provide the public with information and resources about AIDS/ HIV.
TTY 617-437-1394

Hepatitis Hotline
Hotline for hepatitis related information and resources.

North Shore AIDS Health Project
Provides holistic health services, support, information, and outreach to individuals with AIDS or HIV and their families.
67 Middle Street Gloucester MA 01930

Strongest Link AIDS Services, Inc
Promotes the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of its clients by providing professional case management, wellness programs, and other opportunities and events to help them live healthy lifestyles for themselves and their families.

Independent Living
ILC of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Salem
Provides the services needed for those with disabilities to live independent lives and be a part of mainstream society.
TTY 978-745-1735
27 Congress Street, Suite 107, Salem, MA 01970


Attorney General’s Elder Hotline

Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts, Lynn
Phone assistance Tuesday and Friday 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Community Legal Service and Counseling Center
Free legal service; sliding scale; Psychological counseling.

Consumer Affairs General Information
Consumer Complaint Hotline: 617-727-8400

Disability Law Center
Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm; Intake 9am to 12pm
TTY 1-800-381-0577

Disabled Persons Protection Commission Abuse Hotline
For adults ages 18-59

Essex County Bar Association

Essex County Family Legal Aid Center, Salem

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Line
Office of Consumer Education: 202-326-3650

Final Deadline Appeals Board (MassHealth)
Phone for inquiries only, not submissions

Gay and Lesbians Advocates and Defenders
Legal information line
1-800-455-GLAD (4523)

Greater Boston Legal Services
TTY 617-371-1228

Lawyer Referral Services of the MA Bar Association
TTY 617-338-0585

Legal Advocacy and Resource Center
Hotline: 1-800-342-LAWS (5297)

MA Bar Association / Legal Arbitration Board

MA Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

Mass Commission Against Discrimination
TTY 617-994-6196

Mass Legal Assistance Corporation

Mass Legal Help
Online only, Contact through email.

Mass Office on Disability
V/TTY 1-800-322-2020

Massachusetts House of Representatives
House of Representatives: 617-722-2000
Massachusetts Senate: 617-722-1455

Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee

Merrimack Valley Legal Services, Inc Lowell
TTY 978-452-4740
TTY 978-689-7275

Neighborhood Legal Services
Provides free civil legal services to low income and elder residents of Essex and Northern Middlesex Counties, Massachusetts.

Office of Medicaid Board of Hearings (MassHealth)

Prior Authorization Unit (MassHealth)
For all services except dental and pharmacy services.

Victim Witness Assistance Program for Southern Essex County
A resource for helping victims and witnesses of any crime through court proceedings, specializing in domestic violence, child abuse, juvenile crimes victims and informing people of their rights as victims or witnesses. Also offers support, restitution assistance and advocacy.
Gloucester District Court
197 Main Street Gloucester MA 01930
Administration Office District Attorney
Museum Place 1 East India Square Salem MA 01970

Volunteer Lawyers Project
TTY 617-338-6790

Youth Advocacy Project


Art Haven
After school art program.
Monday and Wednesdays open from 3:30- 5:00pm and 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
Tuesdays and Thursdays open from 4:00-5:30pm and 6:00- 7:30 pm.
180B Main Street, Gloucester MA, 01930

Camps at Cape Ann YMCA
71 Middle Street Gloucester MA 01930
Camp Spindrift 978-281-CAMP (2267)
Office: 978-283-0470 ext. 1702
Rick Doucette Executive Director
Call for more information.
Visit website for parent packet with all the details of activities and cost.
Spindrift Day Camps
Age 4-13 needs a $20 deposit. Option of 5 days cost $180, 4 days $165 and 3 days $150. L.I.T
Ages 14-16 needs a $50 deposit is a 10 day camp and costs $240.
Ages 8-11/12-15 needs a $200 deposit is a 10 day camp and costs $535.
Water Country
Ages 12-16 needs a $100 deposit is 5 day camp and costs $275.
Fine Arts
Ages 8.5-13 needs a $20 deposit is a 5 day camp and costs $180

Cape Ann Community Cinema
Offers the community movies, art and theatrical entertainment.
267 E Main Street Gloucester MA 01930

Cape Ann Museum
Cape Ann Museum hours are: Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Offers tours and library and archives are available.
27 Pleasant Street Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Lanes
Bowling alley with regular lanes, food, and arcade. Also room available for private parties.
53 Gloucester Avenue Gloucester MA 01930

Discovery Adventures
Sea kayaking tours and children’s programs.

Gloucester Cinema
Movie Theater.
74 Essex Avenue Gloucester MA 01930

Good Harbor Beach
Take the red line bus to Thatcher Road

Half-Moon Beach
In Stage Fort Park located on Hough Street. Take yellow line bus route.

Sawyer Free Library
Library for books, DVDs, audio books and other resources.
2 Dale Avenue Gloucester MA 01930

Stage Fort Park
Local park; take Yellow bus line
Hough Street Gloucester MA 01930

Wingaersheek Beach
Located on Atlantic Street; no available bus route.

YMCA of the North Shore
Local YMCA


Action Inc, Gloucester
Serves Gloucester, Ipswich, Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Hamilton and Wenham. Main offices are located in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Provides Social Services to the community.
180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Beverly Affordable Housing Coalition
Affordable housing for low to mid income families in Beverly.

Bridge House Family Shelter, Lynn

CHAPA Accessible Housing Registry
To search the internet for an accessible vacant apartment in MA

Community Team Work, Inc. (CTI)
Provides support and services for low-income people. Call for services and addresses.

Emergency Assistance Program, Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD Division of Housing Stabilization
Call for more information.
TTY 617-573-1140

Gloucester Grants Administration
For low income home owners in Gloucester. Zero percentage income based 3% homeowner’s loans and no interest loans for home repair. Also offers First Time Homebuyer Program which offers Down payment assistance, zero percentage and

deferred payment loans.
3 Pond Road Gloucester, MA 01930

Gloucester Housing Authority
Services include help with Rent Subsidy, Riverdale Park, Willowood Gardens, Arthur Street Housing Project, Elderly; Disabled; Low-Income housing, family self-sufficiency program and Home Ownership program.
259 Washington Street Gloucester MA 01930

Housing and Urban Development
Provides services such and how to buy a home avoid foreclosure, and housing counseling. Go to webpage to choose a service for more information.

Inn Transition
Peabody; Sober –living transitional housing for families.
Program Director Ana Reid
Intensive Case Manager & Housing Search Specialist: Alicia Martins
Stabilization Specialist Tibisay Duran,
Intensive Case Manager Rebecca Rodriguez,
House Manager Kathy Adams,
25 Holten Street, Peabody, MA 01960

Ipswich Housing Authority
Subsidized housing fro low income families, elderly and disabled, family housing and section 8.
Phones open from 8am-4pm, Monday –Friday
1 Agawam Village Ipswich, MA 01938

Lazarus House, Lawrence
Restrictions: Sober- Living shelter only: In 5pm- out 8 am.
Provides services and support to help with poverty.
Lazarus House Ministries, Inc. – P.O. Box 408, Lawrence, MA

Lifebridge (Formerly the Salem Mission)
Offers services to men and women to help them end their homelessness.
56 Margin Street PO Box 810 Salem, MA 01970

Lynn Emergency Shelter
Call at 4:30 pm to get on the list for a bed.
100 Willow Street Lynn MA, 01902

Mass Coalition for the Homeless Partnership
Homeless education and furniture bank. Open Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm.
15 Bubier Street Lynn, MA 01901

Rockport Housing Authority
Section 8 subsidy: only during specific periods advertised in the paper.
Elderly and disabled housing available to 60 or older or social security disability.
Located on Kite Field Road, state public housing for families.
Contact: Director Claudia T. Kearns: 978-546-3181
13 Millbrook Park Rockport MA 01966

The Inn-Between
An emergency program for homeless families. Contact for more information.
978-532-2372 (office)
40 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960-5536

The River House, Beverly
Call for more information.

Wellspring House, Gloucester
Provides services to the homeless, and low- income families and adults.
For information on how to attain housing at Wellspring House contact DTA at
302 Essex Avenue, Gloucester MA 01930

Women’s Resource Center Hotline, Lawrence
Is handicapped accessible.


Atlantic Taxi
Taxi cab service.

Beverly Chamber, Commuter Shuttle

CATA (Cape Ann Transportation Authority)
Bus and transportation services (Essex, Gloucester, Ipswich, Magnolia and Rockport.)
978-283-7916 or

CATA Medical Health Link Shuttle
Is designed to transport the elderly and disabled from Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Ipswich to outside hospital in Beverly and Danvers so that the riders can get more vital medical treatments their town does not offer. Reservations must be made 48 hours before the appointment and can be made up to a month in advance. Hours are 8am to 4pm Monday – Friday.
$5 fee each way and Personal Care Attendant is free.
3 Rear Pond Road, Gloucester MA 01930 or

Employment Xpress
Provides transportation to and from work or training programs for disabled, low-income people along Route 114 and Route 1. M-F 6:30am-11pm
978-825-7209 (Sandra Efstratiou)

Greater North Shore on the Move

Light House Taxi
Taxi cab service.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Commuter Rail, Bus and Subway Schedules and information, go to website or ask conductor for train schedule.

MBTA Information Center

MBTA The Ride
For those who can’t use public transportation die to disability.
V 1-800-533-6282
TTY 617-222-5415

The Ride
617-337-2727 to schedule an eligibility appointment

SeniorCare Volunteer Drivers
For transportation to medical appointments.
1-866-927-1050 x 377

TAP (Transportation Access Project )
Assistance with coordination of transportation solutions for persons with disabilities.


Department of Veterans Affairs
TDD 1-800-829-4833

Department of Veterans’ Services

Veterans Center
Assisting Gloucester veterans and their families, contact Director Arley Pett for more information.
Hours are Monday –Wednesday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Thursday 8:30 am to 6:00pm and Friday 8:30am to 12:00 pm.
12 Emerson Avenue Gloucester MA 01930
Mailing Address: City Hall 9 Dale Avenue Gloucester MA 01930


Wellspring House
Wellsprings house offers many services, resources and opportunities for teens, families and adults looking for help with education tutoring, training and volunteering.

YMCA of the North Shore


American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society provides services that include: information on cancer and the research available, help tips and care, funds for research for the cure for cancer, and access to care and advocacy.

Annual Credit Report
Request your free annual credit report online or by phone or mail. By Mail must have downloaded and printed request form from website.
Annual Credit Report Request Service P.O. Box 105281 Atlanta GA 30348

Cape Ann Animal Aid
Animal Shelter that has a food for pets program: free pet food to eligible owners who may be struggling to purchase pet food. Transportation for food may be available upon request.
Low cost spay and neuter and financial assistance for veterinary care.
Contact Julie Borge for more information: 978-282-0989
260 Main Street Gloucester MA 01930
Open Wed.11-4, Thurs. 11-7, Fri 11-6, Sat 11-4, Sun. 12-4

Family and Children’s Services
Parenting Groups, counseling, guardianship with the elderly.
By appointment only Monday – Friday 9am-5pm, Thursday until 8 pm
111 North Common Street Lynn, MA 01902

Family Ties of Massachusetts
A network of parent brought together to provide advice, support and solution to raising children.
978-851-7261 x 4018
TTY 978-851-0829

Gay and Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Help Line
Information and referral, support Monday – Friday 6pm to 11pm
V/TTY 617-267-9001

International Institute of New England
Non- profit organization servicing Boston, Lowell, and New Hampshire.
Provides assistance to immigrants, refugees, and other foreign-born persons in dealing with government regulation and American Society Adjustment.
144 Merrimack Street Suite 202 Lowell MA 01852

Mass Eating Disorder Association
Provides services to control, accept, deal with and quit eating disorders.
1-866-343-MEDA (6332)
92 Pearl Street, Newton, MA 02458

National Spinal Cord Injury Association Help Line
Provides services and resources to those with spinal cord injuries or trauma.

North East Transwomen’s Alliance
Weekly Wednesday meetings 7pm to 9 pm

Northeast ARC
Provides life support services to those with developmental disabilities.
TTY 978-762-4873

North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Youth

Old and Bold Coalition
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and aging

Ruby Rodgers Advocacy and Drop-In Center
Monday–Sunday open 8am to 5pm. Closed on Saturdays.
Handicap accessible.

Salvation Army
Beverly: 978-922-4522
Lawrence: 978-682-8038
Lynn: 781-598-0673
Salem: 978-744-5181

United Way of the North Shore (Beverly)
An organization that helps provide improved education, resources for financial stability and promoting health lives.

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