Area Resources

Information & Referral Links

Department of Transitional Assistance – Salem Office
For Cash Benefits:

  • TAFDC (Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children)
  • EAEDC (Emergency Assistance to Elderly, Disabled and Children)


For Family Shelter

Emergency Assistance (EA) Family Shelter


Family Promise North Shore Boston Family Shelter
Child Support Assistance (Department of Revenue, DOR)
Domestic Violence Services

Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC)


Child Care Circuit

Boys and Girls Club of Salem

LEAP for Education (College Success Program; After-School Teen Academic Program)
North Shore Community College

Salem State University

Elder/Senior Citizen Resources
North Shore Elder Services (Danvers, Peabody, Salem)

SeniorCare (Beverly)

Council on Aging:
Head Start Programs (Education for Children Ages 3 – 5 yrs)

Pathways for Children Head Start

Housing Authorities (Local Area)





Financial Counseling/Debt Management
Financial Counseling/Debt Management
Food Resources (Food Pantries, Meal Programs, etc.)

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
Food Assistance from Pregnancy up to Age 5

Salem – Joseph’s Storehouse
Beverly Bootstraps
Salem Salvation Army
Beverly Salvation Army
Danvers People to People Food Pantry
Peabody Haven from Hunger
Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Fuel Assistance/LIHEAP
Action, Inc
Lynn Economic Opportunity (LEO)
NSCAP Fuel Assistance
NSCAP Energy Conservation
Health Care Services
Beverly Hospital
North Shore Health Project (Gloucester)
Health Quarters (Beverly)
North Shore Medical Center
North Shore Community Health Centers
North Shore Community Health Centers – Peabody
North Shore Community Health Centers – Salem
Disability Resource Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann (Services for People with Disabilities)
Health Insurance Assistance
Affordable Care Act Marketplace
SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone (on Medicare) in Massachusetts
Medicare Massachusetts
Immigration Resources
International Institute of New England
New American Center
Greater Boston Legal Services – Immigration
US Citizenship and Immigration Services
North Shore Community Action Programs (NSCAP) – Citizenship Classes
Providing Justice to Asylum-Seekers & Immigration Detainees (PAIR)
City of Boston – Immigrant Advancement
Pathways Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services
Northeast Legal Aid
Irish International Immigrant Center
Massachusetts immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
Job Training/Employment Assistance
North Shore Career Center
Massachusetts Job Assistance
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Goodwill Industries – Salem Job Training Center
Mental Health Services/Counseling
Children’s Friend and Family Services
Marblehead Counseling

Opiate & Drug Addiction – Danvers Treatment Center (including Detox)

Family Counseling and Guidance – Catholic Charities
North Shore Counseling Center
Gambling – MA Council on Compulsive Gambling
Harborside Counseling
North Shore Medical Center
Lahey Health Behavioral Services
The Narrative Therapy Initiative
Rent/Utility Arrearage Assistance
Catholic Charities Salem
Danvers Community Council

Salvation Army – Beverly & Salem

Jewish Family and Children Services
Salvation Army – Peabody
Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT)
Beverly Bootstraps
Shelter – Single Adults
Action Inc Shelter
Lynn Shelter Association
River House
Social Security Administration
Salem and Lynn Office Locations
Massachusetts State Supplement (MA SSI/SSP)
Tax Preparation Assistance:

Age 60 + see area Council on Aging list under Elder/Senior Citizen Resources

Free Services for Low-Income Individuals, Mid January – April 15:
North Shore CDC (In Collaboration with Salem State University)
Utility Resources
Arrears Management Program (AMP)
National Grid Arrears Management Program (AMP) provides financial assistance to eligible low-income customers with active accounts that have outstanding bills in arrears. Under the AMP program, eligible low-income customers may qualify for forgiveness of past due bills for service. Program participants receive credits to their past-due accounts once all program requirements have been met.
National Grid Gas Discount Rate Form
National Grid Electric Discount Rate Form
Utility Special Protections Against Shut-offs – Serious Illness/Personal Safety, Winter Protections, Families with Infants and Elderly Households

National Grid Phone Numbers

  • National Grid Electric AMP: 1-866-580-7617
  • National Grid Gas AMP: 1-800-233-5325
Veterans Services
Disabled American Veterans
North Shore Veterans Counseling Services
Veterans Crisis Line
Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services
Operation Troop Support
Veterans Housing Pleasant Street Apartments
New England Center and Home for Veterans
Soldiers Home in Chelsea
Northeast Veterans Outreach Center
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Agents (Local Areas):
Youth – Homeless Unaccompanied Youth (Age 17 – 24)
Haven Project
Lynn Economic Opportunities (LEO)
Catholic Charities in Lynn
Salvation Army in Lynn
General Resources

NSCAP provides social services that enable families and individuals to obtain the skills and knowledge they need to become economically self-sufficient, and civically engaged, and to live in dignity and decency.

Contact Us

119 Rear Foster Street, Building 13
Peabody, MA 01960

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