Resources- Updated Winter 2023-2024

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  Línea de ayuda en español

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February 26, 6-7 Pm at Haverhill High School- HPS Welness Caregiver Series Cyber Crimes with HPD and ICAC Task Force    Cyber Crimes English Cyber Crimes Spanish

Free 8 week Trauma Informed workshop intended for caregivers.      Trauma-Informed Caregiver Workshop Flyer_February-March 2024

2024 Northeast Parent Support Groups  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, Fathers’ Support Group, Parent/Caregiver Support Group In Spanish and English, Adoption Support Group, Autism Support Group- Virtual Groups open to all sponsored by DMH

MakeIT Haverhill and the Family Resource Center, host a free group every Wednesday 3-4:30pm  for youth and teens in the Essex County. All youth are welcome to join us for food, movies, and group discussions that include: Empowerment, Acceptance, Friendships, Peer Mentoring, Coping Skills, Goals, School and Much More.  FRC Youth Group English     FRC Youth Group Spanish

Emergency Community Resources – Housing, Clothing, Hotlines etc.

Haverhill Community Resource Guide compiled by Emmaus INC with the Interfaith Network of Compassion and other Haverhill Community Organizations.  English Spanish. Haitian-Creole

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

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

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.

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

Know Your Evictions Rights. Know your rightsSpanish 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. Diaper client info website.

Parental Stress Line – A 24-hour hotline in Massachusetts 1-800-632-8188

Domestic Violence24-Hour Hotline:  978-388-1888 or 1800-439-0183 (TTY)

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 foodpantry@allsaintshaverhill.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 foodpantry@allsaintshaverhill.org.

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.

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

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 24/7 Hotline Numbers: Domestic Violence 844-372-9922 and Sexual Assault: 877-509-9922. 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.  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.

Women’s Support Group -Virtual 10 week virtual group via zoom Fridays 10:30-12pm Sept 15-Nov 17.  To join or if you have any questions email Celine at cstokes@ywcanema.org or 978-374-6121

Therapeutic Services

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.  Central Intake Department 855-575-2273.

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

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 asypher@jri.org   Address: 15 Union Street, Lawrence, MA 01840

The Edinburg Center Provides In Home Behavioral Health Services in Haverhill,  Intake coordinator is Karen Saaristo at (781) 761-5060 or email to  ksaaristo@edinburgcenter.org.

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

AA Meetings can be found here

Online AA meetings  https://aa-intergroup.org/

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

Additional Resources

Health Coverage Helpline

Housing Assistance

How to Find Shelter

Haverhill Youth Programs

Haverhill Inner City Boxing Club

Haverhill Downtown Boxing Club

Haverhill YMCA

Haverhill Boys and Girls 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

Mass Legal Help     

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 lmarchant@haverhill-ps.org