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North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc.

119 Rear Foster Street, Building, 13, Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 531-0767
Website: https://www.nscap.org/
Services: An option known as the Housing Assistance Program (HAP) helps people who are facing an eviction or foreclosure. They offer counseling, information on government programs, and grant programs. Learn more on Massachusetts foreclosure programs.

Gloucester Housing Authority

259 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01931
(978) 281-4770
Housing authorities provide decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low and moderate income residents. Oftentimes they provide section 8 housing choice vouchers for those that qualify for low income housing. Most every housing authority that provides vouchers currently has multi year waiting lists.

Family and Children’s Service of Greater Lynn, Inc.

111 North Common Street, Lynn, MA, 01902
(781) 592-5052
Services: runs the Emergency Financial Assistance Program. This is a so called fund
of “last resort” and can help people who have no other options. Call and apply for financial assistance that can be used only after all other entitlement and government funded aid has been exhausted. The agency may provide everything from interest free loans to referrals and other support from FFS.
Depending on funding from the United Way and other agencies, it can provide help for such expenses and needs as utility and heating bills, eviction prevention, utility and heating costs or other emergencies. Food as well as security deposits can also be partially paid learn more on Lynn based Family and Children Service.

Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc.

156 Broad Street, Lynn, MA
(781) 581-7220 Ext: 283
Services: runs the LEO Fuel Assistance. This service provides heating assistance through federal and state of Massachusetts fuel assistance program. Many other programs are run as well, as follows.
• Head Start and Family Child Care Center help children in Essex County. • Emergency grants can help with rent, and this service also offers legal
• LEO runs low income apartments in the region.
• They also help underemployed Essex County families as well as
immigrants access employment. Find more details on increasing
income from work from home jobs.
Many other resources are also available for income qualified residents. The address is, , or more on Lynn Economic Opportunity assistance programs.
Service Areas: Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, Swampscott and Wakefield

Salvation Army – Essex County

40 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 (978) 465-0883

Haven from Hunger

71 Wallis Street, Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 531-1530
The low income, unemployed and working poor can contact The Haven From Hunger program, which operates food pantries, congregate meals/nutrition sites, provides holiday and Christmas meals and thanksgiving meals.
Health Imperatives Violence Intervention & Prevention
24-Hour Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Hotline (508) 588-8255

Action Emergency Homeless Shelter

370 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-4125
Homeless shelter for men and women. Accepts up to 16 men and 4 women.
Allows up to 90 days at shelter.
Services: Counseling; 2 meals/day; Spanish; handicap accessible; limited medical care (referrals); visiting nurse.
Must be sober.
First come first serve.

Action, Inc.

180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 (978) 283-7874.
• Energy Services – Can help low income individuals pay heating bills during those cold winter months. Get information on heating oil programs, and financial aid. Learn about the Citgo Free Oil Heat program.
• Heating system repair or replacement – If your system is not working properly, you may qualify for a free heating heating or repairs.
• Weatherization – Save on your winter heating and summer cooling bills from this free energy conserving program. Get energy saving updates to your home.
• Job programs – Get training, career counseling, information on local employers, job placement, and services such as computer training and resume review.
Housing and rent – Get information about emergency rental assistance programs and eviction prevention. Staff from Action Inc. work to prevent and reverse homelessness in the region.
• Service Areas: Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex, and Ipswich (and sometimes Hamilton)

Catholic Charities – North Massachusetts

Lynn and Gloucester
280 Washington Street, Salem, MA 01970
(781) 593-2312
Services: rent payment assistance, free food, mortgage help and payment assistance, rental deposit assistance, or electric, heating, water, and gas bill payment assistance in Essex County. There is also free general legal aid and advice, immigration/ naturalization services, teen parent/pregnant teen education programs, parenting/ family support groups and day camps, and pregnancy counseling.

Beverly Bootstraps Community Services Inc.

35 Park Street, Beverly, MA 01915 (978) 927-1561
Services: rent and mortgage payment assistance, Debt Reduction/Budget Counseling, Financial Management Workshops, Benefits Assistance, and Landlord Tenant Assistance mediation and advice. Coordinators for this program also assist residents in variety of ways, including applying for government programs such as DTA and Food Stamp benefits online, accessing local programs such as fuel and heating oil assistance, or provide help with an eviction. There is also support for people with
a notice to quit or court summons, rent or mortgage arrearages, financial literacy classes, individual budget review, and completing public housing applications.

Danvers People to People Food Pantry

12 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 739-4188
Services: Provides food to people who need help. There is also a soup kitchen, free holiday meals or hygiene products, and other assistance around hunger prevention in Essex County.

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