Resources- Update May 2023
Summer Learning and Enrichment 2023– Please see the variety of programs that we offer at no cost to families. Programs start and end on different dates/times and are subject to change. Please feel free to contact your student’s school with any questions.
Teenagers and Marijuana Virtual May 5th at 6pm. Learn about the effects of marijuana and substance use disorders a Parent Peer Partnership Program. Welcome Steve Deblanco, Wayside’s substance use intervention coordinator as he teaches about teen marijuana use, the risks to their developing brain, and how to see the signs and intervene.
2ND ANNUAL STRIVING & THRIVING THROUGH MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES. Susan Wing, LICSW DMH Northeast Area Director will open our conversation and introduce our panel of young adults. Hear how they navigate their unique journeys, through hope and healing. Two virtual sessions May 4th at 6:30pm and May 5th 11:30am
Flourishing Fathers Virtual Support Group Thursdays 6-8pm Flourishing Fathers is an all men’s support group geared towards creating a community where fathers can explore their identities, share their struggles as a parent of a child with mental health needs, while finding their place in their child’s lives.
Parent & Caregiver Virtual Support Groups & Drop In Weekly virtual support groups and individual support for parents and caregivers who are raising children and young adults with mental illness. Tuesday – 6-7:30 p.m.Thursday – 9:30-11a.m. Drop-In/Phone Support: By Appointment
Wayside Parent Support Groups All groups are virtual and open to everyone, groups include for parents of transition age (16-25 years old), parents struggling with school services and parents of trans youth
NFI Parenting Together Support Groups Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, Fathers’ Support Group, Parent/Caregiver Support Group In Spanish and English, Adoption Support Group, Autism Support Group
Emergency Community Resources – Housing, Clothing, Hotlines etc.
If you are in need of immediate mental health or crisis support Call or Text: 833-773-2445 or chat at https://www.masshelpline.com/ Help Line English Help Line Spanish
Haverhill Community Resources complied by Emmaus and the Interfaith Network of Compassion and other Haverhill Community Organizations. SPANISH ENGLISH
St. Vincent de Paul – Providing financial assistance for rent, utilities etc. call 978-372-5824, or email at SVdPBradford@gmail.com for assistance.
RAFT – The Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) Program is a homelessness prevention program funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). RAFT provides short-term financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Call 781-654-5607 or apply here Landlords can also apply for RAFT see how here
To apply for Emergency Assistance from DHCD speak with a Homeless Coordinator by calling (866) 584-0653.
By phone: If you apply over the phone, tell the person who answers what language you speak and an over-the-phone interpreter will be provided to you free of charge.
Mass Homeowners Assistance Fund-The Mass HAF will provide up to $50,000 in financial assistance to eligible homeowners who have missed 3 or more home mortgage payments to help them avoid foreclosure. The missed payments do not need to be consecutive
If you are unsure what you qualify for or where to go contact Community Action in Haverhill. They have bilingual staff and if they can not help you they can refer you to the right place. 978-373-1971
Know Your Evictions Rights. Know your rights. Spanish Eviction Rights
Ruth’s House – Clothing Needs Thrift Store. Open to the public and also 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. Free Suits altered for any Veteran.
Diaper Bank – The Anchor of Hope Diaper Bank, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, and the parishioners of Saint James Church provide these diapers. Diapers will be given the SECOND and FOURTH SATURDAY of the month from 10AM-11AM to those Haverhill residents who register to receive them. Distribution occurs at the Saint Vincent de Paul section of the St. James Parish Center on Cottage Street. The number of diapers you receive will depend on the number that has been donated. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that we will have diapers every month. Let the volunteers know if your child’s size has changed for the next month. Children from birth to age 4 are eligible for up to 50 diapers/month. 2022 diaper client info Diaper Bank instructions and 2022 dates
Parental Stress Line – A 24-hour hotline in Massachusetts 1-800-632-8188
Domestic Violence – 24-Hour Hotline: 978-388-1888 or 1800-439-0183 (TTY)
Community Action Inc. – provides resources and opportunities for individuals, families and communities to overcome poverty, including housing and fuel assistance, WIC, Child Care Programs etc.
Community Action Programs-English
Programas de Acción Comunitaria
Hand Hold MA Many families are worried about their child’s mental health, but they aren’t sure where to turn or how to get started. Massachusetts’ Department of Mental Health, Office of Child Advocate and Health and Human Services partnered for a new family friendly website created by a team of mental health and child development experts in partnership with parents who have “been there.”
Family and Community Resource Center – Family & Community Resource Center to help families raise children in healthy, stable homes. All services are free and open to all families in Essex County.
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
Food Pantries and Community Meals
Sacred Hearts Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:15 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Behind the Rectory, 16 Carlton Street in Bradford (between Church and Haverhill Bank), (978) 373-1281. ID Required, Birth certificate or report card for children under 18, current mail for proof of address.
Common Ground – 194 Winter Street Haverhill Cafe and Thrift Store Schedule Clothing Distribution: Appointment Only. Please call 978.372.3336 Free ESL classes also offered. Emergency Food by appointment please call 978-372-2336.
All Saints Food Pantry – 120 Bellevue Ave, Haverhill The Food Pantry is open 10 am to 12 pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. For more information, please contact the Food Pantry at (978) 372-772ext. 30, or firstname.lastname@example.org. La Despensa de Alimentos está abierta de 10 am a 12 pm el 1er y 3er sábado del mes. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la Despensa de Alimentos al 978-372-7721 ext. 30 email@example.com.
Open Heart Ministries – 217 Main Street Haverhill 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, Food Pantry is open Mon-Wed-Fri mornings from 8:30-11:30 am and 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 5p-7p.
The Liz Murphy Open Hand Pantry – We service Haverhill/Bradford residents. We are located in the basement of the Unitarian Church at 16 Ashland Street. Open Tuesdays 4-7pm. New Clients must bring proof of residency (Utility Bill, IRS Letter, SNAP Letter, Welfare Letter, Social Security Letter, etc). 978-372-0260. Clients who have proof of full vaccination status can come inside the pantry and shop. Clients who are not fully vaccinated or who did not bring proof of vaccination with them will continue to receive pre-bagged groceries when visiting the pantry.
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
Domestic Violence Supports
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, Inc. Our advocates and clinicians are seeing new and ongoing survivors remotely using a secure video-conferencing program. For any new clinical referrals for children or adult survivors, those in the Amesbury and Haverhill area can call 978.834.9710 and those in the Lawrence area can call 978.989.9361. We are accepting new clients! https://jeannegeigercrisiscenter.org/ Services Offered En Espanol
YWCA Domestic Violence Supports – Anyone in need of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault services may call the YWCA during the day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 978.374.6121. After hours, you may call our 24-hour hotline at 844.372.9922. As an alternative, you may call the Massachusetts statewide, 24-hour SafeLink Domestic Violence Sheltering Line at 877.785.2020. This line is for referrals to shelter and domestic violence hotlines and programs in your region.
ACA Family Counseling – 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: ACA Family Counseling Services
Arbour Counseling – (978) 373-7010 116 Summer St, Haverhill, MA 01830 Outpatient Therapy for Children, Adults & Group.
Arbour Counseling Partial Hospital Programs are open and providing PHP services state wide to Children, Adolescents and Adults through Zoom, Phone and in person if needed. Referral Line is 24 hours/day 855-575-2273.
Beth Israel Lahey Behavioral Health Services is Providing Telehealth services for Haverhill Office clients. Programs available: Outpatient Therapy (OP) and Community Service Agency (CSA). 26 Parkridge Road Haverhill, MA 01835 Main Number: (978) 373-3086 Ext: 3 CSA Services
Children’s Friend & Family Services – Programs available: Outpatient Therapy (OP), In-Home Therapy (IHT), In-Home Behavioral Services (IHBS),Therapeutic Mentoring (TM), Intensive Care Coordination (ICC), Family Support & Training, Parent as Teachers, Long Term Support Case Management, Early Psychosis and Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment. Main Number: (978) 682-7289. Referrals: Amy Sypher: (508) 380- 0273 or firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 15 Union Street, Lawrence, MA 01840 JRI Telehealth Flyer JRI Telehealth Flyer (Spanish)
The Edinburg Center Provides In Home Behavioral Health Services in Haverhill, Intake coordinator is Karen Saaristo at (781) 761-5060 or email to email@example.com.
Endurance Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program – Serves the mental health needs of teens 13-20 via comprehensive HIPAA compliant virtual programming. PHP offers daily structure including individual therapy, family support, didactic and process group therapy, as well as daily wellness therapy including yoga, art and music. For information give us a call at 603-760-1942 or visit our website.
Family Services of Merrimack Valley – Programs available: Outpatient Therapy (OP), Therapeutic Mentoring (TM), Parenting Programs, and CASA. https://www.fsmv.org/ (978) 327-6600 430 North Canal Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
NFI, Massachusetts in Haverhill – Programs available: Outpatient Therapy, (ages 3+). English and Spanish speaking clinicians available. Main Number: (978) 373-1181 Address: 76 Winter Street, Haverhill, MA 01830. Online Referral Platform. Medication Management is not available alone – clients must be participating in another NFI service **
Northeast Family Services – Programs available: Outpatient Therapy, In-Home Therapy (IHT), In-Home Behavioral Services (IHBS), and Therapeutic Mentoring (TM). Online Referral https://www.northeastfamilyservices.com 774-206-1125 .
South Bay Community Services – Programs available: Outpatient Therapy (OP), Medication Management, CHBI, Early Childhood Services and Virtual Children Groups ages 0-3, Parent Support Groups and Autism Services. Spanish and English speaking clinicians available. Main Number (978) 688-4830, 360 Merrimack St bldg 9, Lawrence, MA 01843 Intake Line: (508) 427-5362.
Recovery and Addiction Services
Motivating Youth Recovery (MYR) – is a 12-bed acute detoxification and stabilization program for adolescents 13-18 years old. While at MYR, clients are medically monitored 24 hours a day and receive a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis, treatment and aftercare planning from a multidisciplinary treatment team comprised of psychiatrists, master’s level clinicians, registered nurses, case managers, and counselors. MYR – Brochure
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, 9pm at Unitrecovery.zoom.us/my/allrecovery
Many more by checking here https://aa-intergroup.org/
NA meetings https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/
Haverhill Youth Programs
Haverhill Inner City Boxing Club
Haverhill Downtown Boxing Club
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.
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.
WIC Nutrition Program Do you have a child under 5?
Free Legal Help for low-income individuals
Help for youth to quit smoking or vaping
If you know of a service that you would like to have added to this page, please contact Lorna Marchant at firstname.lastname@example.org