Community Resources

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Table of Contents

Abuse/Violence
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
Shelter/Housing
Transportation
Veteran Services
Volunteer Opportunities
Other Services


ABUSE/VIOLENCE

Alternative Housing, Lowell
For women and children that need somewhere else live because of certain circumstances. Alternative Housing in Lowell is handicap accessible.
1-888-291-6228
www.alternative-house.org

Child At Risk
A service for children to get help in abusive or violent situations.
1-800-792-5200

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

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
www.glbtqdvp.org/

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:
GCSAPP2004@yahoo.com
www.enoughabuse.org

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
www.hawcdv.org

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
www.jeannegeigercrisiscenter.org

National Child Abuse Hotline
For reporting or contacting in case of child abuse or violence.
1-800-4-A-CHILD
1-800-422-4453

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
www.thehotline.org

Older Battered Women’s Program
Part of Greater Lynn Senior Services.
781-599-0110
www.glss.net

Safelink
Hotline operated by Casa Myrna Available 24 hours a day offers and offers multilingual translations.
1-877-785-2020
TTY 1-877-521-2601
www.casamyrna.org

CHILDCARE SERVICES

Birth to Three Family Center
Offers services to support parent and child bonding. Ipswich Residents served first. Call for information and prices.
978-412-0123
15 Market St. Suite 4 Ipswich, MA
www.birthtothreeipswich.org

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.
1-800-660-2868
180 Cabot Street, 2nd Floor
www.childcarecircuit.org

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
781-596-0461
781-858-4876
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
1-800-332-2733
Division of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Customer Service Bureau,
P.O Box 7057 Boston, MA 02204
www.mass.gov/cse

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
www.mass.gov/dcf

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.
978-681-9684
360 Merrimack Street Building 9, 3rd Floor Lawrence MA 01843
www.state.ma.us

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.
617-236-7210
1-800-331-0688
1135 Tremont Street Suite 420 Boston MA 02120
www.fcsn.org

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.
315-491-9447
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.
1-866-763-6481

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 www.masschildcare.org

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
978-744-5800
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.
978-281-2400
29 Emerson Avenue Gloucester, MA 01930

COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS

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
978-282-1000
www.actioninc.org

Community Teamwork, Inc., Lowell
978-459-0551
www.comteam.org

Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc
978-681-4900
www.glcac.org

Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc. (LEO)
781-581-7220
www.leoinc.org

North Shore Community Action Program
978-531-0767
www.nscap.org

North Shore Community Development Coalition
Provides quality affordable housing, and community development on the north shore.
978-745-8071
102 Lafayette St. Salem MA 01970
www.northshorecdc.org

Poison Control Center, 24 Hour Hotline
Offers Emergency services and info on Poisonous substances. Available 24 hours a day.
1-800-222-1222
TTY 1-888-224-5313
www.maripoisoncenter.com

CRISIS RESOURCES / EMERGENCY SERVIVCES

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.
1-800-733-2767
www.redcross.org

Covenant House Nineline
Crisis or runaway hotline.
1-800-999-9999

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.
1-800-988-1111
www.eliotchs.org

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.
1-866-523-1216
www.nebhealth.org

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
For children and parents experiencing stress and anxiety because of the war.
1-800-448-3000
www.girlsandboystown.org

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
978-282-1545
M-F 7am to 5pm

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
1-800-438-6233
www.madd.org

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)
www.hopeline.com

National Youth Crisis Hotline
1-800-448-4663

North Shore Rape Crisis Hotline
24 hour hotline for rape or sexual abuse victims.
1-800-9222-8772
Business Number
781-477-2313 M-F, 4-8pm
TTY 781-477-2315
www.hes-inc.org/sccs_nsrcc.htm

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
www.parentshelpingparents.org

Samaritans 24 hour Hotline
24 hour hotline service to those who are exposed to suicide.
617-247-0220
1-877-870-HOPE (4673)
Teen Hotline 1-800-252-TEEN (8336)
www.samaritansofboston.org

DISABILITY SERVICES

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.
978-741-0077
www.ma.easterseals.com/services

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.
978-777-9135
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.
978-927-2727
TTY 978-927-8828
100 Cummings Center Suite 150 B Beverly MA 01915
www.mass.gov/dmr

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.
www.getatstuff.org

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.
www.madil.org

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
Provides social and rehabilitative services for the visually impaired.
1-800-392-6450
Voice Directory: TTY 1-800-392-6556
www.mass.gov/mcb

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Provides social and rehabilitative services for the hearing impaired
1-800-882-1155
TTY 1-800-530-7570
www.mass.gov/mcdhh

MassMATCH
Provides information on how to find, try, borrow, fund, and buy AT devices.
1-866-682-9955
TTY 617-204-3815
www.massmatch.com

New England INDEX Information on Disabilities
A site that offers multiple resources, guides and information for those with disabilities.
1-800-642-0249
TTY 1-800-764-0200
www.disabilityinfo.org

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.
1-800-514-0301
TTY 1-800-514-0383
www.ada.gov

Beverly Commission on Disabilities
978-921-6000 x2363
www.beverlyma.gov

Danvers Disability Commission
978-777-0001 x 3027
www.Danvers.govoffice.com

Lynn Disability Commission
781-598-4000

Salem Commission on Disabilities
978-619-5604
www.salem.com

ELDERLY SERVICES

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

AARP Massachusetts State Office
1-866-448-3621
TTY 1-877-434-7598
www.aarp.org

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

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

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
978-281-0252
4 Rear Blackburn Circle Gloucester MA 01930

Elder Service Plan of the North Shore
781-715-6608
www.pacenorthshore.org

Elder Services of the Merrimac Valley
1-800-594-5164
TTY 1-800-924-4222
www.esmv.org

Greater Lynn Senior Service
781-599-0110
www.glss.net

Home Health Agencies – Sponsored by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servicese
Resources, policies, and billing/payment information for Medicare and Medicaid Home Health benefits.
www.cms.gov/center/hha.asp

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.
www.homehealthcareagencies.com

Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann
978-741-0077
Toll Free 1-888-751-0077
www.ilcnsca.org

Medicare
1-800-633-4227
TTY 1-877-486-2048
Toll Free 1-888-751-0077
www.medicare.gov

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
617-727-7750
Age Info Line: 1-800-243-4636
TTY 1-800-872-0116
www.mass.gov

National Adult Day Services (NADSA)
www.nadsa.org

North Shore Elder Services
978-750-4540
TTY 978-624-2244
www.nselder.org

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.
978-675-9500
Enrollment Coordinator Teresa Gove Arnold
Site Coordinator Diane Wood
978-283-7375
29A Emerson Avenue Gloucester MA

Senior Care
978-281-1750
TTY 978-282-1836
www.seniorcareinc.org

Senior Care Pawsitive Connections
For the elderly ages 60+. It provides emergency assistance for their pets.
M-F 9am to 5pm
978-281-1750

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

COUNCIL ON AGING / SENIOR CENTERS

Beverly
978-921-6017
www.beverlycouncilonaging.com

Danvers
978-762-0208
www.dcoa.org

Essex
978-768-7932
www.essexma.org/pages/essexma_senior/index

Gloucester
978-281-9765
www.ci.gloucester.ma.us/index

Ipswich
978-356-6650
www.town.ipswich.ma.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=50&Itemid=80

Lynn
781-599-0110
www.ci.lynn.ma.us/citydepartments_councilonaging.shtml

Manchester
978-526-7427
www.manchester.ma.us/pages/manchesterma_coa/index

Middleton
978-777-4067
www.townofmiddleton.org/pages/middletonma_coa/index

Peabody
978-531-2254
www.peabodycoa.org

Rockport
978-546-2573
www.town.rockport.ma.us

Salem
978-744-0924
www.salem.com/pages/salemma_coa/index

EMPLOYMENT/VOCATIONAL AND TUTORING SERVICES

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.
978-281-7402
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.
978-281-8889
150 Eastern Avenue Gloucester MA
www.communityenterprises.com

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
978-283-2504
11-15 Parker Street Gloucester MA

Job Accommodations Network
Provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
1-800-526-7234
TTY 1-877-781-9403
www.jan.wvu.edu

Lynn Time Bank Service Exchange Organization
The mission is to build community through neighbors helping neighbors, exchanging skills and talents.
781-479-8407
www.lynntimebank.orgm

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Promotes dignity for individuals with disabilities through employment and independent living in the community.
Salem V/TTY 978-745-8085
www.mass.gov/mrc/ 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.
781-592-5700
23 Central Avenue suite 605 Lynn MA
www.nationalable.org 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.
Gloucester:
978-283-4772
11-15 Parker Street Gloucester MA,
Salem :
978-825-7200
70 Washington Street Salem MA
Lynn:
781-593-0585
181 Union Street Lynn MA 01902
www.nscareers.orgm

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
Lynn:
781-593-6722
McGee Building 300 Broad Street Lynn
Danvers:
978-762-4000
1 Ferncroft Road Danvers MA 01923
Beverly:
978-236-1227
Sonya Snow- Parrish 100 Cummings Center Beverly MA

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

American Consumer Credit Counseling
Offers counseling services to individuals look to improve their credit history.
1-800-769-3571
Client Service Department: ext. 500
Counseling Department: ext. 506
www.consumercredit.com

Consumer Credit Counseling Service
A non-profit organization that helps individuals with money management.
1-866-889-9347
www.moneymanagement.org

Federal – IRS
The IRS has tax information and inquiries.
1-800-829-1040
TDD 1-800-829-4059
www.irs.gov

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.
1-800-392-6089
www.mass.gov/dor

Massachusetts Attorney General
Provides information and legal help with taxes, child support and other financial inquiries.
617-727-2200
TTY 617-727-4765
www.mass.gov/ago

National Fraud Information Center
Focused on providing information of fraud prevention and information about fraud.
1-800-876-7060
www.fraud.org

FOOD, CLOTHING AND MATERIAL RESOURCES SERVICES

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.
978-283-2131
47 Washington Street Gloucester MA
Contacts:
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.
978-927-1561
371 Cabot Street, Beverly MA
www.beverlybootstraps.org

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.
978-927-1561
556 Cabot Street, Beverly MA
www.beverlychurch.org

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
978-283-6776
28 Emerson Avenue Gloucester MA
www.capeannfoodpantry.org
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.
978-740-6923
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.
978-739-4188
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
978-744-3224
211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970
www.thesalempantry.org

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.
1-800-645-8333
TTY 1-800-377-1292
www.projectbread.org or www.gettingfoodstamps.org

Gloucester Housing Authority
Offers help with housing, rental assistance and foreclosure prevention.
Open MTWTh 8-4:15, F 8-12
978-281-4770

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
617-542-5420

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 .
978-744-0500
56 Margin St, Salem MA 01970
www.lifebridgesalem.org

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.
978-927-1066
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 @ www.missionofdeeds.org 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
781-595-3224
98 Willow Street, Lynn MA 01902
www.mybrotherstable.org

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!
www.phama.org

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.
781-599-2616
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.
978-744-5181
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.
781-598-0673
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
978-283-6776
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
www.svdpusa.org

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.
978-744-2532
15 Hawthorne Boulevard Salem, MA
www.saintjosephsfoodpantry.com

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.
781-598-4907
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.
781-599-4220
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.
781-983-4870
56 Franklin Street Lynn MA 01902
www.gbfb.org

Trinity Congregational; Church, Gloucester
Harvest meal every Friday 4:30pm to 7:30 pm
978-283-1442
70 Middle Street Gloucester MA 01930

W.I.C
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
www.mass.gov

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

HEALTH CARE

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
www.addisongilbert.org

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.
978-922-3000
85 Herrick Street Beverly MA 01915
www.beverlyhospital.org

Eliot Community Human Services, Inc.
Eliot Community Human Services, Inc provides resources, support and treatment to the common wealth of Massachusetts.
978-282-1410
261 Main Street Gloucester MA 01930
www.eliotchs.org

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.
978-282-0280
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.
978-686-0090
www.glfhc.org

Health Education Services
Health Education services include primary prevention, outpatient treatment, emergency services, residential care, and substance abuse services. Free HIV testing available.
978-853-8633
www.hes-inc.org

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.
781-593-2312
1-866-865-6685
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.
978-927-9824
www.healthq.org

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.
978-937-9700
TTY 978-937-9597
www.lchealth.org

Lynn Community Health Center
Provides primary care, as well as specialty services in response to needs our community has identified.
781-581-3900
www.lchcnet.org

Mass Department of Public Health AIDS Bureau
Provides help, education and information on HIV and AIDS.
1-800-443-2437
HIV/ AIDS Hotline 1-800-235-2331
www.state.ma.us/dph/aids/hivaids.htm

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Assists the disabled with attaining jobs, education and support.
978-745-8085
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.
1-978-741-1200
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
www.nsmc.partners.org

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.
978-744-8388
www.nschi.org

Salem Family Health Center
A community teaching hospital that provides comprehensive adult and pediatric services.
978-744-8388
www.nsmc.partners.org

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.
978-740-1220
www.salem.k12.ma.us/pages/sps_disthealth/teencenter

Peabody Family Health Center
Provides both health and dental care and offer more services than typical medical offices
978-532-4903
www.nschi.org

Salem Family Health and Dental Services Center
Offers a full Health and dental and medical services for anyone.
978-744-8388

HEALTH CARE: Hospice

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.
978-774-7566
www.hns.org
www.partnersathome.org

Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of MA
1-800-962-2973
www.hospicefed.org

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.
Danvers:
5 Federal Street Danvers MA 01923
978-777-6100
Gloucester:
8 Angle Street Gloucester MA 01930
978-283-2020
www.vnacarenetwork.org

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.
978-283-7198
33 Commercial Street Gloucester MA 01930

Department of Mental Health Central Office
Information and Referral
1-800-221-0053
TTY 617-727-9842
www.mass.gov/dmh

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.
978-927-9410
9 Centennial Drive Peabody MA 01960
www.familycontinuity.org

Health and Education Services, Inc
Mental health and counseling services and education located in Addison Gilbert Hospital.
978-283-0296
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
www.power2u.org

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

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
978-542-1951
35 Congress Street Suite 214 Salem MA 01970
Lowell:
978-453-6800

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.
1-877-623-6765
www.mahealthconnector.org

Department of Public Health
A health care quality hotline to report health risks or to ask for information on public health.
1-800-462-5540

Department of Transitional Assistance
For Health insurance, SNAP (Food Stamps), Emergency Shelter assistance.
Application and information Hotline: 1-800-249-2007
Gloucester
978-282-1545
Salem
978-825-7300
www.mass.gov/dta

Health Care for All
Focuses on consumer centered health care to provide everyone with care and education.
1-617-350-7279
www.hcfama.org

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
1-800-377-0550
www.massmedboard.org

Massachusetts Dental Society
1-800-342-8747
www.massdental.org

MassHealth
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
www.mass.gov/masshealth

HEALTH CARE: Other Medical Services

Asthma and Allergy Affiliates, Danvers
978-777-0970
80 Lindall Street Danvers MA 01923

Asthma and Allergy Affiliates, Salem
978-745-3711
114 R Highland Avenue Salem MA 01970

Beverly Pediatric Association
978-922-3208
75 Herrick Street Suite 116 Beverly MA 01915

Cape Ann Pediatrics
978-283-5079
298 Washington Street Gloucester MA 01930

Family Medical Associates
978-526-4311
195 School Street Manchester MA 01944

Family Medicine
978-927-7727
38 R Enon Street Beverly MA 01915

Garden City Pediatric Association
978-927-4980
83 Herrick Street Suite 1003 Beverly MA 01915
www.gardencitypediatrics.com

Harvard Vanguard Medical Association
978-532-2800
2 Essex Center Drive Peabody MA 01960
www.harvardvanguard.org

Lahey Clinic Medical Center North Shore
978-538-4000
1 Essex Center Drive Peabody MA 01960
www.lahey.org

Lahey Essex Medical Center
978-768-9004
74 Martin Street Essex MA 01929
www.lahey.org

Lahey Ipswich
978-356-5522
130 County Road Ipswich MA 01938
www.lahey.org

Lynn Community Health Care
781-581-3900
269 Union Street Lynn MA 01901
www.lchcnet.org

North Shore Children’s Hospital (MGH Specialty Clinic)
978-354-2760
57 Highland Avenue Salem MA 01970
www.nsmc.partners.org

North Shore Pediatrics, Beverly
978-921-2899
85 Herrick Street Beverly MA 01915

North Shore Pediatrics, Danvers
480 Maple Street Suite 3A Danvers MA 01923
www.northshorepeds.com

Dr. Thomas Pearce (Adults Only)
978-282-4600
279 East Main Street Gloucester MA 01930

Gloucester Dental Health Center (Children Only)
978-281-5885
99 Prospect Street Gloucester MA 01930

Gloucester Family Health Center
302 Washington Street Gloucester MA 01930

Beverly Smiles
978-927-1750
277 Cabot Street Beverly MA 01915
www.beverlysmiles.com

Dr. Stuart Gould (Dentist)
978-745-7363
116 Highland Avenue Salem MA 01970

Small Smiles of Lynn
781-599-5437
319 Lynnway Lynn MA 01901
www.smallsmilesusa.com

Harborside Dental
978-283-7200
127 Eastern Avenue Gloucester MA 01930

MassPRO Medicare
Information hotline, review medical records.
1-800-252-5533
www.masspro.org

Medicare Advocacy project & Elder Unit Intake
617-603-1776
Medicare Information Line: 1-800-633-4227
www.medicare.gov

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

Northeast Hospital Corporation
Provides services such as screening and resources to help people attain health, food or prescription assistance.
Beverly:
978-922-3000 x 2045, 2046, 2124
85 Herrick Street Beverly MA 01915
Gloucester:
978-283-4000 x 623 or 132
298 Washington Street Gloucester MA 01930
Lynn:
781-477-6918
60 Granite Street Lynn MA 01902

Prescription Assistance Programs
1-800-762-4636
Prescription Advantage: 1-800-243-4636 …. TTY 1-877-610-0241
www.mass.gov

SHINE
Serving the health information needs of elders
1-800-243-4636
www.mass.gov

Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213
TTY 1-800-325-0778
www.ssa.gov

HEALTH CARE: Substance Abuse

AdCare Hospital
1-800-ALCOHOL (252-6465)
www.adcare.com

Al-Anon Family Groups, MA
Alcohol Hotline 508-366-0556
www.ma-al-anon-alateen.org

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

Alcoholics Anonymous
617-426-9444
111 Middleton Road Danvers MA 01923
www.aaboston.org

Bay State Recovery Services
1-800-270-2302
www.baystaterecovery.com

CAB Detoxification Center 24 Hours
V/TTY 978-777-2121
www.cabhealth.org

CAB Health and Recovery
Massachusetts Only
1-800-323-2224

Center for Addictive Behavior Health and Recovery
Monday – Thursday 8:30 am to 9:00pm, Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
1-800-334-5512
TTY 978-745-8890
www.cabhealth.org

Mass Council on Compulsive Gambling
1-800-426-1234
www.masscompulsivegambling.org

Narcotics Anonymous
1-866-642-3578
www.newenglandna.org

Project COPE
781-581-9270
www.projectcope.com

Substance Abuse
1-800—327-5050
TTY 888-448-8321
www.helpline-online.com

VNA Care Network Smoking Cessation Program
1-800-457-8999

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.
1-800-235-2331
TTY 617-437-1394
www.aac.org

Hepatitis Hotline
Hotline for hepatitis related information and resources.
1-888-443-4372
www.aac.org

North Shore AIDS Health Project
Provides holistic health services, support, information, and outreach to individuals with AIDS or HIV and their families.
978-283-0101
67 Middle Street Gloucester MA 01930
www.healthproject.org

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.
978-77-5885
www.strongestlink.org

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.
978-741-0077
TTY 978-745-1735
27 Congress Street, Suite 107, Salem, MA 01970
www.ilcnsca.org

LEGAL / ADVOCACY ASSISTANCE

Attorney General’s Elder Hotline
1-888-243-5337
www.mass.gov

Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts, Lynn
Phone assistance Tuesday and Friday 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
(1-888-543-5298)
781-581-1977
www.clcm.org

Community Legal Service and Counseling Center
Free legal service; sliding scale; Psychological counseling.
617-661-1010
www.clsacc.org

Consumer Affairs General Information
617-973-8700
Consumer Complaint Hotline: 617-727-8400
www.mass.gov/ago

Disability Law Center
Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm; Intake 9am to 12pm
1-800-872-9992
TTY 1-800-381-0577
www.dlc-ma.org

Disabled Persons Protection Commission Abuse Hotline
For adults ages 18-59
1-800-426-9009
www.mass.gov/dppc

Essex County Bar Association
978-741-7888
www.essexcountybar.org

Essex County Family Legal Aid Center, Salem
978-740-6688
1-888-835-4300

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Line
Office of Consumer Education: 202-326-3650
www.ftc.gov

Final Deadline Appeals Board (MassHealth)
Phone for inquiries only, not submissions
617-847-3115
www.mass.gov/masshealth

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

Greater Boston Legal Services
1-800-323-3205
TTY 617-371-1228
www.gbls.org

Lawyer Referral Services of the MA Bar Association
1-866-627-7577
TTY 617-338-0585
www.masslawhelp.com

Legal Advocacy and Resource Center
617-603-1700
Hotline: 1-800-342-LAWS (5297)
www.larcma.org

MA Bar Association / Legal Arbitration Board
617-338-0500
www.massbar.org

MA Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
617-350-5480
www.miracoalition.org

Mass Commission Against Discrimination
617-994-6196
TTY 617-994-6196
www.mass.gov/mcad

Mass Legal Assistance Corporation
617-367-8544
www.mlac.org

Mass Legal Help
Online only, Contact through email.
www.masslegalhelp.org/disability

Mass Office on Disability
V/TTY 1-800-322-2020
www.mass.gov/mod

Massachusetts House of Representatives
House of Representatives: 617-722-2000
Massachusetts Senate: 617-722-1455
www.mass.gov

Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
1-800-342-9092
www.mass.gov/mhlac

Merrimack Valley Legal Services, Inc Lowell
Lowell:
1-800-336-2262
TTY 978-452-4740
Lawrence:
1-800-427-2521
TTY 978-689-7275
www.mvlegal.org

Neighborhood Legal Services
Provides free civil legal services to low income and elder residents of Essex and Northern Middlesex Counties, Massachusetts.
781-599-7730
www.neighborhoodlaw.org

Office of Medicaid Board of Hearings (MassHealth)
1-800-655-0338
www.mass.gov/masshealth

Prior Authorization Unit (MassHealth)
For all services except dental and pharmacy services.
1-800-862-8341
www.mass.gov/masshealth

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:
Gloucester District Court
197 Main Street Gloucester MA 01930
978-283-3701
Salem:
Administration Office District Attorney
Museum Place 1 East India Square Salem MA 01970
978-745-6610

Volunteer Lawyers Project
617-423-0648
TTY 617-338-6790
www.vlpnet.org

Youth Advocacy Project
617-989-8112
www.youthadvocacyproject.org

RECREATIONAL SERVICES

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.
978-283-3888
180B Main Street, Gloucester MA, 01930

Camps at Cape Ann YMCA
978-283-0470
71 Middle Street Gloucester MA 01930
www.northshoreymca.org
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.
www.northshoreymca.org
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.
Adventure
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.
978-282-1988
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.
978-283-0455
27 Pleasant Street Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Lanes
Bowling alley with regular lanes, food, and arcade. Also room available for private parties.
978-283-9753
53 Gloucester Avenue Gloucester MA 01930

Discovery Adventures
Sea kayaking tours and children’s programs.
978-283-3320

Gloucester Cinema
Movie Theater.
978-283-9188
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.
978-281-9763
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
978-283-0470
www.northshoreymca.org

SHELTER / HOUSING

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.
978-282-1000
180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
www.actioninc.org

Beverly Affordable Housing Coalition
Affordable housing for low to mid income families in Beverly.
978-921-4705

Bridge House Family Shelter, Lynn
781-593-3898
www.scilynn.org

CHAPA Accessible Housing Registry
To search the internet for an accessible vacant apartment in MA
www.massaccesshousingregistry.org

Community Team Work, Inc. (CTI)
Provides support and services for low-income people. Call for services and addresses.
978-459-0551
www.comteam.org

Emergency Assistance Program, Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD Division of Housing Stabilization
Call for more information.
1-877-418-3308
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.
978-282-3027
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.
978-281-4770
259 Washington Street Gloucester MA 01930
www.ghama.com

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.
www.hud.gov

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,
978-531-9775
25 Holten Street, Peabody, MA 01960
www.cahns.org/inn-transition

Ipswich Housing Authority
Subsidized housing fro low income families, elderly and disabled, family housing and section 8.
Phones open from 8am-4pm, Monday –Friday
978-356-2860
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.
978-689-8575
Lazarus House Ministries, Inc. – P.O. Box 408, Lawrence, MA
www.lazarushouse.org

Lifebridge (Formerly the Salem Mission)
Offers services to men and women to help them end their homelessness.
978-744-0500
56 Margin Street PO Box 810 Salem, MA 01970
www.lifebridgesalem.org

Lynn Emergency Shelter
Call at 4:30 pm to get on the list for a bed.
781-581-6600
100 Willow Street Lynn MA, 01902
www.lynnemergencyshelter.org

Mass Coalition for the Homeless Partnership
Homeless education and furniture bank. Open Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm.
781-595-7570
15 Bubier Street Lynn, MA 01901
www.mahomeless.org

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
www.cahns.org/inn_between.html

The River House, Beverly
Call for more information.
978-921-1304

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
617-348-8500
978-281-3221
302 Essex Avenue, Gloucester MA 01930
www.wellspringhouse.org

Women’s Resource Center Hotline, Lawrence
Is handicapped accessible.
978-685-2481

TRANSPORTATION

Atlantic Taxi
Taxi cab service.
978-281-5550

Beverly Chamber, Commuter Shuttle
978-232-9559
www.beverlychamber.com/transportation.html

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

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.
978-283-7916
3 Rear Pond Road, Gloucester MA 01930
www.cataonline.org or www.canntran.com

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
www.gnsotm.org

Light House Taxi
Taxi cab service.
978-281-6161

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

MBTA Information Center
1-800-392-6100
www.mbta.com

MBTA The Ride
For those who can’t use public transportation die to disability.
617-222-5123
V 1-800-533-6282
TTY 617-222-5415
www.mbta.com

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.
978-767-5118

VETERAN’S SERVICES

Department of Veterans Affairs
1-800-827-1000
TDD 1-800-829-4833
www.va.gov

Department of Veterans’ Services
617-210-5480
www.mass.gov/veterans

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.
978-281-9740
12 Emerson Avenue Gloucester MA 01930
Mailing Address: City Hall 9 Dale Avenue Gloucester MA 01930

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Wellspring House
Wellsprings house offers many services, resources and opportunities for teens, families and adults looking for help with education tutoring, training and volunteering.
978-281-3221
www.wellspringhouse.org

YMCA of the North Shore
978-283-0470
www.northshoreymca.org

OTHER SERVICES

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.
1-800-227-2345
www.cancer.org

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.
1-877-322-8228
Annual Credit Report Request Service P.O. Box 105281 Atlanta GA 30348
www.annualcreditreport.com

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
978-283-6055
260 Main Street Gloucester MA 01930
Open Wed.11-4, Thurs. 11-7, Fri 11-6, Sat 11-4, Sun. 12-4
www.capeannanimalaide.com

Family and Children’s Services
Parenting Groups, counseling, guardianship with the elderly.
By appointment only Monday – Friday 9am-5pm, Thursday until 8 pm
781-598-5517
111 North Common Street Lynn, MA 01902
www.fcslynn.org

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
www.massfamilyties.org/index.php

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.
978-459-9031
144 Merrimack Street Suite 202 Lowell MA 01852
www.iine.us

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
www.medainc.org

National Spinal Cord Injury Association Help Line
Provides services and resources to those with spinal cord injuries or trauma.
1-800-962-9629
www.spinalcord.org

North East Transwomen’s Alliance
Weekly Wednesday meetings 7pm to 9 pm
978-712-0144
www.netranswomensalliance.org

Northeast ARC
Provides life support services to those with developmental disabilities.
978-762-4878
TTY 978-762-4873
www.ne-arc.org

North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Youth
617-927-6088
781-913-3747
www.nagly.org

Old and Bold Coalition
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and aging
978-750-4540

Ruby Rodgers Advocacy and Drop-In Center
Monday–Sunday open 8am to 5pm. Closed on Saturdays.
Handicap accessible.
617-625-9933
www.rubyrogerscenter.org

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

United Way of the North Shore (Beverly)
An organization that helps provide improved education, resources for financial stability and promoting health lives.
978-922-3966
www.unitedway.org

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