Haverhill Community Resources Updated January 2021
Resources Updated as of January 2021
Do you need assistance that you don’t see here? Call 311 in Haverhill for support from the Mayor’s office.
Hand Hold MA COVID-19 is putting incredible pressure on our families. 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.”
Emergency Community Resources- Housing, Clothing, Hotlines etc.
Have you lost income because of COVID-19? If you are having trouble paying your rent or utilities, the City of Haverhill may be able to help. Link here to apply for emergency rental assistance program. Haverhill Community Development Emergency Rental Flyer with Link/Application
If you need emergency housing/ shelter applications call 1-866-584-0653 DHCD COVID
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
Clothing Needs- Ruth’s House- 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 https://www.ruthshouse.org
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) www.jeannegeigercrisiscenter.org
Community Action updates regularly on their many services, including, fuel assistance, housing support, drop in services. Community Action Updates
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. https://www.fsmv.org/parenting/fcrc/ . Current offerings: Virtual Parenting Education Classes (Parenting Journey), Virtual ESOL Class (English as Second), Tuesdays 5pm-7pm and Wednesday 2pm-4pm, Virtual Family Socials Every other month, Virtual Playgroups Every third Wednesday of the month, Parent Support Group ( by Conference call Weekly) every Thursday from 10am 12pm a Grandparents Support group (by Conference Call) twice a month from 3-4pm.
Food Pantries and Community Meals
Meals and Pantry Locations
Starting Wednesday January 6th, Haverhill Public Schools will offer 4 mobile Grab & Go sites! Watch for the HPS Buses in the parking lot of Crowell School from 10- 11 AM, Cashman Skate Park from 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM, the back parking lot of St. James Parish from 10-11 AM and Swasey Field from 11:30-12:30 PM. As always Grab & Go sites will remain open Monday-Friday from 11 AM- 1 PM at Hunking, Consentino, J.G. Whittier, Nettle, Tilton Lower and the YMCA and from 3- 4PM at HHS. Free Grab & Go meals are available for the entire school year! All children and teens 18 and under can receive free meals in Haverhill. No registration or ID required. If you have any questions or cannot make it to a Grab & Go site please contact Anna Perracchio, RD, LDN Food Service Director at Anna.Perracchio@haverhill-ps.org or 978-374-3416
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 Free ESL classes also offered.
All Saints Food Pantry – 120 Bellevue Ave, Haverhill 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, Food Pantry is open Mon-Wed-Fri mornings from 8:30-11:30 am and 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 5p-7p. Individuals can take a pre-packed box or participate in a semi-choice style pantry. Bag lunches on Tues-Thurs-Fri at noon in place of our regular meal service. Starting October 1 – resume sit down lunch in 2 shifts. 11:30 and 12:15. Dining area can only hold 24-32 people at a time.
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 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. 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.
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/
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 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 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 accepting new referrals for CSA services only
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: Outpatient Therapy (English Speaking Clinicians), Therapeutic Mentoring, Community Services Agency (CSA), In- Home Therapy, Parent as Teachers & Early Psychosis. Short Waitlist: Outpatient Therapy (Bilingual Speaking Clician)** Main Number: (978) 682-7289. Referrals: Amy Sypher: (508) 380- 0273 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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. 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. 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 **No waitlist: Outpatient Therapy (OP) & Medication Management (MM) English Speaking Clinicians. Two week waitlist: Outpatient Therapy (OP) & Medication Management (MM) Bilingual Speaking Clinicians. Medication Management is not available alone- clients must be participating in another NFI service **
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 .
South Bay Community Services: Providing Telehealth services at this time. 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 Num (978) 688-4830 360 Merrimack St bldg 9, Lawrence, MA 01843 Intake Line: (508) 427-5362. https://www.southbaycommunityservices.com/ *No waitlist**
Recovery and Addiction Services
Motivating Youth Recovery Website 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, 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/
Effective as of April 2020- Work Permits can be issued remotely. Completed applications with all required documents should be emailed to Sara Moccio at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Work permits can also be issued in person at the School Department at City Hall and in the M-wing office at HHS
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.
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Haverhill Youth Programs
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 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
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
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