• Haverhill Community Resources Updated April 2 ,2020

    Resources Updated as of April 2, 2020

    For emergency housing,  shelter applications can and should be done by phone at 1-866-584-0653


    Unemployment Benefits https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-covid-19-unemployment-information


    If you are an essential worker and need childcare please see guidance here.

    “Do not contact an emergency child care program unless you require emergency, back-up, drop-in care. Parents and guardians working from home are not a priority for emergency child care. Likewise, if you have alternate child care, such as friends or family, you should not contact these programs.” Providers

    Do you need assistance that you don’t see here?  Call 311 or click here for MASH Mutual Aid Society of Haverhill 

    Click Here for Compiled Resources Courtesy of Emmaus Inc

    Meals and Pantry Locations

    Bagged breakfast and lunches for all Haverhill residents aged 1-18

    • Hunking School – 11:00 am to 1:00
    • Consentino School – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Nettle School – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • YMCA – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Boys & Girls Club – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Sacred Hearts Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:15 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. 6 Carleton Avenue, Bradford, MA Participants are asked to wait outside using social distancing in line while they wait to check in at the usual door facing the parking lot.  Prepackaged bags of food may then be picked up at the next door.  We are accepting new participants. Our Pastoral Center phone lines are open for calls and spiritual support 978-373-1281

    All Saints Food Pantry – 120 Bellevue Ave, Haverhill continues to be open on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10am to 12:00noon and on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.  We are set up in our parking lot, asking everyone to keep a safe distance from each other, and distributing prepackaged bags of groceries to each participant.

    Open Heart Ministries–  217 Main Street Haverhil MA Distributing hot meals in to-go containers on Sundays from 2-3pm. Distribution is at the kitchen door in the back of First Baptist Church.

    The Salvation Army 395 Main Street Haverhill MA, is doing a modified food  pantry service with pre-packed boxes on Mon-Wed-Fri mornings from 9:30-11 am. New clients are welcome. Haverhill/Bradford/Groveland is our normal service area but we will make an exception during this time.  They are serving bag lunches on Tues-Thurs-Fri at noon in place of our regular meal service. This is for anyone. 

    All St. Vincent de Paul Helplines have been closed due to the requirement that a home visit be made before disbursing funds.  At this time, volunteers are not authorized to make home visits due to the state of emergency and quarantine restrictions.

    The Liz Murphy Open Hand Pantry Closed until May 4th.  Will reopen that day from 4-7pm.  We service Haverhill/Bradford residents.  We are located in the basement of the Unitarian Church at 16 Ashland Street. A picture ID with name and address is required.  New Clients must bring proof of residency (Utility Bill, IRS Letter, SNAP Letter, Welfare Letter, Social Security Letter, etc).  978-372-0260.

    Community Action updates regularly on their many services, including, fuel assistance, housing support, drop in services.   Community Action Updates

    Project Bread Helpline

    WIC– At this time we are limiting the number of visits into our WIC offices. We are encouraging participants who currently have scheduled appointments to not come into the office, but stay at home and wait for us to call them with further instructions on how we will be able to help them obtain benefits. New applicants, and those who need to schedule an appointment, should not walk in, but call us and we will call them back. Thank you for your patience. To reach us at WIC please call: Haverhill – Main Office (Monday-Friday) 978-374-2191

    MASKS Sewing Angels Project:  are distributing through pantries and not doing any defined direct distribution . Pantries are on a very short list of essential services serving folks. We are directing people to pick up masks at designated food banks/ pantries and persons seeking masks do not have to be customers of the pantry.  To learn about how to obtain a mask please e mail: Joe D’Amore damorecos@gmail.com

    Therapeutic Services:

    Lahey Emergency Services/Mobile Crisis-  ( 978) 521-7777 Ongoing in-person evaluations at the AJH and LGH emergency rooms and continue to conduct mobile and in-office evaluations as determined by the outcome of the DPH COVID-19 screening tool protocol.

    Beth Israel Lahey Behavioral Health Services –  Outpatient Therapy, In-Home Therapy , In-Home Behavioral Services and Therapeutic Mentoring, is maintaining services via telephone with all current clients. They are not taking new clients at this time.  UPDATE 4/1/20 *Not accepting new referrals at this time**.

    Haverhill CSA is accepting and assigning referrals during this time. Like most, they have stopped home visiting, but can still engage and work with families via phone. They currently have several immediate openings for services.  Community Service Agency –  26 Parkridge Road Haverhill, MA 01835 (978) 374-0414  CSA Services

    Northeast Family Services-   NFS is accepting new referrals.  They have a short waitlist for IHT and IHBS, but are opening with new families using telehealth.  So able to move our waitlist along.  We are using telehealth to provide services safely for all concerned.    Main Office:  774-206-1125 UPDATE 4/1/20 **Waitlist for all programs; will accept new referrals**

    Family Services of Merrimack Valley:  We have begun to offer telehealth services to our existing clients. We are not scheduling new intakes at this moment, but will maintain a list of referrals that need appointments immediately following this situation. UPDATE 4/1/20 **Not accepting new referrals at this time.**

    ACA Family Resources: Actively taking new referrals and offering TeleHealth services. Programs/Services: Outpatient Therapy, IHT, Therapeutic Mentoring, and Community Service Programming (CSP).Multilingual and multicultural services available  Main Number: (978) 989- 9902Address: 599 Canal Street #12, Lawrence, MA 01840. Website: http://www.acafamilyservices.com  UPDATE 4/1/20 **No waitlist, accepting new referrals. 

    Children’s Friend & Family Services: Actively taking new referrals and offering TeleHealth services. Programs/Services: Outpatient Therapy, IHT, Therapeutic Mentoring, and Community Service Agency (CSA) Main Number: (978) 682-7289. Address: 15 Union Street, Lawrence, MA 01840  Website: https://jri.org/community-services/childrens-friend-and-family-services  UPDATE 4/1/20 **No waitlist; accepting new referrals.**

    South Bay Community Services: Actively accepting new referrals and now offering TeleHealth services.  Programs available: Outpatient Therapy, Medication Management, CHBI, Early Childhood and Autism Services. Main Num (978) 688-4830 360 Merrimack St bldg 9, Lawrence, MA 01843  https://www.southbaycommunityservices.com/  UPDATE 4/1/20 *No waitlist, accepting new referrals online and by calling Intake Line: (508) 427-5362

    Arbour Counseling : Providing TeleHealth services and actively taking new referrals for Individual Counseling. (There is a waitlist due to the transitioning over to TeleHealth servicing, but intakes are starting back up on Monday 3/30/2020  (978) 373-7010 116 Summer St, Haverhill, MA 01830  https://arbourhealth.com/ UPDATE 4/1/20 **Short waitlist, but accepting new referrals. 

    Recovery and Addiction Services

    CFFS Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Use Treatment and Support. Accepting Referrals  Virtual Substance Use Treatment and Support

    Virtual AA meetings:

    • “Pause a While” free conference call meetings 2pm every day (425) 436-6360 access code 422932#
    • AA meeting 730 every night 605-313-5684 access code 855830#
    • “WEconnect” and “Unit Recovery” are partnering 4x day meetings open format anyone in or seeking recovery 7days a week 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 9 pm Go to. Unitrecovery.zoom.us/my/allrecovery

    Many more by checking here  http://aa-intergroup.org/

    NA meetings https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/




    Work Permits

    Haverhill residents under the age of 18 years old employed in Massachusetts are required to have a work permit.  Applications for work permits can be obtained at the M-wing office at Haverhill High School and at the School Department in City Hall, they can also be downloaded here: Youth Work Permit .  Permits are issued at the same sites once the application is completed and necessary documents are secured.


    Resource and Food Pantry Guide English 2019-2020 

    Resource andFood Pantry Guide SPANISH 2019-2020


    Haverhill Horario de Comidas Y Bancos De Elimentos


    Health Coverage Helpline


    Housing Assistance: 

    How to Find Shelter

    Housing Assistance


    Haverhill Youth Programs

    Haverhill Downtown Boxing Club

    Haverhill YMCA

    Haverhill Boys and Girls Club

    Family and Community Connections

    You Forward Supports youth and young adults 16-25 experiencing mental health challenges.  Staff is also available at Haverhill High School Family Resource Center  during Thursday lunch periods.

    Community Supports

    Community Action-provides resources and opportunities for individuals, families and communities to overcome poverty, including housing and fuel assistance, WIC, Child Care Programs etc.,  https://www.communityactioninc.org 

    Community Action Programs
    Services Available (Spanish)

    Ruth’s House- Thrift Store.  Also will provide a $50 voucher to each family member, 4 times a year to spend at the store if they qualify.   Qualification based on enrollment of at least one of the following programs: MASS Health, Food Stamps/EBT Card, Fuel Assistance, Veterans Aid, SSDI, SSI or Free Lunch Program  http://www.ruthshouse.org

    Salvation Army 395 Main Street Haverhill MA Provides food pantry, community meals, energy assistance, youth and adult programs. More information on what Salvation Army does

    The Massachusetts Family Resource Center for Haverhill is located at 530 Broadway 3rd floor, Lawrence MA.  They work with families to provide services and referrals to community agencies to help strengthen families.  https://www.frcma.org/about   

    WIC Nutrition Program Do you have a child under 5?

    Free Legal Help for low-income individuals http://mass.freelegalanswers.org

    Mass Legal Help  http://www.masslegalhelp.org   

    Help for youth to quit smoking or vaping http://mylifemyquit.com

    If you know of a service that you would like to have added to this page, please contact Lorna Marchant at lmarchant@haverhill-ps.org

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