NSCAP Overview

North Shore Community Action Programs empowers people to achieve social and economic stability through services and education in partnership with the community.

North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc. (NSCAP) is the designated anti-poverty agency for Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, and Salem. We also serve residents of 18 other communities in Essex County. The people that come to NSCAP are empowered to move toward self-sufficiency.
Low-income families and individuals obtain the skills and knowledge they need to become economically independent, civically engaged, and able to live with dignity.

To achieve our mission, NSCAP provides a range of programs and services in five key areas:
Education and Training, Economic Stabilization, Housing and Homelessness Prevention, Energy Services, and Home Care. NSCAP is a vital member of the community; we recognize that when we assist our neighbors in need, we strengthen our neighborhoods, cities, and towns.

Our staff is skilled and dedicated. Whether our adult students are learning English, a young family is looking for housing, or an elder is in need of Home Health Care, they will work with caring professionals who are committed to helping low-income people find the stability they need to rise out of poverty.

Learn about NSCAP’s many services by clicking on the links at the top of the page.

Donations to NSCAP are tax deductible.  Our funding come from a variety of sources: private donors, corporate and charitable foundations, and local, state, and federal governments.  Funders include the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Elementary and Secondary Education, and Executive Office of Elder Affairs; the U.S. Departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, and Housing and Urban Development; the North Shore Workforce Investment Board; Aging Services Access Points; the town of Danvers; and the cities of Salem and Peabody.

NSCAP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or gender identity, age, religion, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, ancestry, marital status, source of income, veteran history/military status, or genetic information.


“Thank you NSCAP for helping us with temporary shelter, and a permanent place to live.”


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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