Homelessness Prevention Fund & Resources

Wellspring House’s Homelessness Prevention Fund is a resource for families in crisis who need one- time financial assistance in order to remain stably housed.

Wellspring’s Homeless Prevention Fund is the key to assisting families to avoid homelessness by helping when other agencies can’t. Wellspring does this by utilizing our own Homelessness Prevention Fund and by fostering partnerships with other community agencies on the North Shore.
-Katie O. Homelessness Prevention Case Manager

Eligibility Requirements:

1. Resident of Cape Ann (Manchester, Gloucester, Ipswich, Rockport, Magnolia, Essex) or currently enrolled in a Wellspring House Program or Stabilization Program. 

2. Head of household must have full legal custody of at least 1 child under the age of 18.

3. Not residing in a subsidized home (i.e. State/Federal Housing or MRVP/ Section 8 vouchers)

4. This one- time financial assistance must result in stabilizing the family long-term.

The Homelessness Prevention Fund helps families stay in their homes by covering a one-time cost such as one month’s rent arrearage, utility bills, or car repairs, for example.

*If this criteria is not met during the screening process, we will refer and share information regarding access to other community resources and other sources of funding, which may be beneficial to you and your family.

If you think you may be eligible for assistance through the Homeless Prevention Fund, please call (978)281-3221 Ext 311.

Voicemail messages are returned Monday- Friday 9AM-4PM.

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