• Haverhill Community Resources Updated June 22,2020

    Resources Updated as of June 22, 2020

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

    For emergency housing/ shelter applications call 1-866-584-0653

    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 78-654-5607

    Clothing Needs- Ruth’s House- Thrift Store.  Currently open ONLY to fill clothing voucher needs.  We are not open to the public for shopping.  Tuesday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-3.    To schedule appointment to pick out clothes please call 978-521-5575  https://www.ruthshouse.org

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

    When the stress of parenting becomes too much, turn to the Parental Stress Line for support and guidance. A 24-hour hotline, the Parental Stress Line is staffed by trained volunteer telephone counselors who care and are concerned about the preservation of families.

    Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline:  978-388-1888 or 1800-439-0183 (TTY) www.jeannegeigercrisiscenter.org

    Meals and Pantry Locations

    All sites below are open to serve bagged meals to any Haverhill child between the age of birth to 18 (you do NOT have to be enrolled as a Haverhill Public Schools student).  The sites operate daily from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Each student is entitled to 1 breakfast pack and 1 lunch pack per day.  We allow for 1 family member to pick up for multiple children (not all family members need to go to the pick-up site).  Families can also pick up additional meals for the weekends on Fridays.

    • 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
    • Haverhill High School – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • JGW 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

    Common Ground – 194 Winter Street Haverhill   Check for updates here Café Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM-3PM, Coffee, Water and Tea are available. There is a Portable Restroom available outside of the cafe.   Monday Lunch: Grab and Go – 12PM-2PM Friday Lunch: Grab and Go from the Parking Lot . 12PM-1:30PM Saturday: Breakfast Grab and Go 7AM – 9AMAM Sunday: Breakfast grab and go 7AM to 8:30 AM Coffee and Service 8:30AM – 10AM (Can Only Serve a Limited Number of Patrons).   Clothing Distribution: Appointment Only. Please call 978.372.3336

    All Saints Food Pantry – 120 Bellevue Ave, Haverhill  UPDATED APRIL 9 Until further notice, will continue to serve anyone who comes to the Pantry parking lot on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10am – 12:00noon.  Donations ARE being accepted.    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 further notice.  If you need help before they reopoen please call the city’s 311 hotline and they will assist.  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

    Click Here for Compiled Resources Courtesy of Emmaus Inc

    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/

    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.

    Therapeutic Services:

    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: https://www.acafamilyservices.com   **No waitlist, accepting new referrals.

    Arbour Counseling : Providing TeleHealth services and actively taking new referrals for Individual Counseling.   (978) 373-7010 116 Summer St, Haverhill, MA 01830  https://arbourhealth.com/  Outpatient Therapy: Children, Adults & Group. **Minimal waitlist, accepting new referrals.**

    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 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. Providing Telehealth services for Haverhill Office clients   *Accepting new referrals for IHT only at this time

    Beth Israel Lahey 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 accepting new referrals with Telehealth

    Children’s Friend & Family Services: Providing telehealth services at this time. 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.  ** Accepting new referrals for all programs. No waitlist for Community Services Agency (CSA), Parent as Teachers or Early Psychosis. Minimal waitlist for In-Home Therapy (IHT), Therapeutic Mentoring (TM)-for males only, and Outpatient Therapy (OP)- requesting spanish speaking clinician. **  Main Number: (978) 682-7289. Address: 15 Union Street, Lawrence, MA 01840  Website: https://jri.org/community-services/childrens-friend-and-family-services    JRI Telehealth Flyer JRI Telehealth Flyer (Spanish)

    The Edinburg Center https://www.edinburgcenter.org/childrens-behavioral-services
    has IHBS openings in Haverhill, Methuen, Georgetown, Groveland, Newbury, West Newbury, Rowley, Boxford, Merrimac, Lawrence, North Andover, Andover, North Reading, Reading and Middleton.  Openings are with female staff only. 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.  Currently we are able to accommodate new clients into the program quickly. For information give us a call at 603-760-1942 or visit our website at www.endurancebehavioralhealth.com

    Family Services of Merrimack Valley: Providing Telehealth services to current clients. 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  No waitlist. Accepting new referrals and scheduling intakes Outpatient Therapy and Therapeutic Mentoring    

    NFI, Massachusetts in Haverhill: Providing Telehealth services only. Programs available: Outpatient Therapy, (ages 3+). English and Spanish speaking clinicians available. **No waitlist, accepting new referrals.**  Main Number: (978) 373-1181 Address: 76 Winter Street, Haverhill, MA 01830 Website: https://www.nfima.org/services/ambulatory-services/outpatient-clinic/ Online Referral Platform: https://www.northeastfamilyservices.com

    Northeast Family Services-  Providing Telehealth services at this time. 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 **Immediate openings for In-Home Therapy (IHT) – Greater Haverhill area and for Child Psychopharm for current clients.

    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/  *No waitlist, accepting new referrals online and by calling Intake Line: (508) 427-5362. ** New: Offering virtual groups for children ages 0-3 (some with older siblings) and parent support groups.** 

    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  https://aa-intergroup.org/

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



    Work Permits

    Effective as of April 2020- Work Permits are ONLY being issued remotely. Completed applications with all required documents should be emailed to Sara Moccio at: smoccio@haverhill-ps.org


    1.   Employer will complete and sign the first section on page one. Work Permits are not issued until you have a job.

    2.   If you are 14 or 15 years old your physician must sign the 2nd section.

    3.   Please have your parent/guardian sign the 3rd section.

    4.   YOU will sign the last section.

    5.   Along with your completed application you must also provide proof of your age.  This can be a birth certificate, passport, immigration record, state ID, driver’s license or learner’s permit.

     Work Permit instructions and application (color version) (1)

    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  https://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 https://mass.freelegalanswers.org

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

    Help for youth to quit smoking or vaping https://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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