Essex County, MA Assistance Programs

Essex County Housing Assistance Programs

Our housing assistance programs include HUD, housing assistance, Section 8, subsidized housing programs in Essex County.

MA Coalition for the Homeless

15 Bubier Street
Lynn, MA - 01901
(781) 595-7570
They programs include fuel assistance, utility discounts, food stamps, affordable housing and shelters. Referrals are needed for some of their services. ..

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Lawrence Senior Center

155 Haverhill Street
Lawrence, MA - 01840
The Lawrence Multipurpose Senior Center is the community facility, designated by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Area Agency on Aging, where older adults come together for services and activities that reflect their experience and skills, respond to their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement with the center and the community. The Lawrence Senior Center provides: Health and social services; Information; Legal and housing services; Nutritious meals; Opportunities to participate in intergenerational activities; Recreation and educational activities; Referral and counseling; Special trips; Teach classes and perform clerical and other center related functions; Transportation; Volunteer on committees. Senior Citizens know there is a place that seniors can go to remedy the problems of isolation. There is a place where they can find out about community resources to help with a problem or to gain access to complex and anonymous bureaucracies. There is a place in the community where older people are not only understood and valued but where they are the reason for its existence, where older persons are not only consumers but also where they are the most important customers. The Lawrence Senior Center provides a tangible reminder that the public system cares and that services are available when people need them...

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Essex County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Essex County.

Salem Senior Center

401 Bridge Street
Salem, MA - 01970
The Salem Council on Aging was founded in October of 1967 to serve the needs of Salem's aging community. It now serves more than 2,000 individuals annually, providing a variety of services, including but not limited to: music programs, special events, exercise classes, sight seeing trips, museum tours, book clubs, in- and out-of-town trips, social services, home-delivered meals and daily hot lunches, and overall support services to ensure that all seniors can maximize the quality of their lives...

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Oxford House for Men - Lynn

181 North Common Street
Lynn, MA - 01905
Oxford House is a self-sufficient recovery home for alcoholics and drug addicts, providing shelter, food, case management, individual advice and group support. Funds may be available to cover the first month's rent and a security deposit. ..

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Essex County Government Assistance Programs

Our government assistance programs include TANF assistance information, welfare offices, SNAP offices in Essex County.

Essex County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Essex County.

Wenham Senior Center

10 School Street
Wenham, MA - 01984
The mission of the Wenham Council on Aging is to provide and advance programs and services to enrich the lives of the older adults in the community. All Wenham Seniors (60 years and older) are invited to participate in the Council's many activities. The Wenham Council on Aging regularly hosts activities at the Wenham Senior Center on School Street...

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Town of Middleton Council on Aging & Senior Center

38 Maple Street
Middleton, MA - 01949
Mission: To improve and promote the best quality of life for the elderly in our community. By treating those we serve with respect, dignity, and interest, we strive to promote self-fulfillment and independence. ..

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Topsfield Council on Aging

8 West Common Street
Topsfield, MA - 01983
The Topsfield Council on Aging is a municipally appointed volunteer board authorized under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 8B. The Council's major responsibilities include setting local policy for the administration of elder programs and services, serving as elder advocates and educating the community at large about the needs and resources affecting the lives of Seniors. The Council on Aging provides programs and services to the age 60+ population and caregivers including nutrition, transportation, social and educational programs, information and referral services, elder protection programs, volunteer opportunities, wellness programs, support services and outreach...

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The Center at Punchard Vision

30 Whittier Court
Andover, MA - 01810
The Division of Elder Services/Senior Center is a division of the Town of Andover. The Andover Senior Center is a place of opportunities-a focal point in the community. The Senior Center specializes in services and programs designed especially for elders of the community, but everyone is welcome at the center, regardless of age. The focus of programming and services is on wellness, continuing education and advocacy, encouraging creativity, meeting special needs and giving back to the community. The Center is funded by the Town of Andover, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, grants and private donations. We invite you to access programs and services...

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Saugus Senior Center

466 Central Street
Saugus, MA - 01906
The Senior Center is open to all area citizens age 55+ to visit for FREE. Many of the events and activities are free to attend, some of them have a small fee. Visitors are encouraged to come to the center and not be shy about utilizing the services and activities because they aren't sure just how to perceive the concept of "Senior". You do NOT have to be a Saugus resident to use the center...

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Salisbury Council on Aging Hilton Center

43 Lafayette Road
Salisbury, MA - 01952
The Salisbury Council on Aging Hilton Center is committed to encouraging maximum independence and to improving quality of life. We are here to advocate for you, identify and meet your health, social and cultural needs. We serve as a community focal point offering a variety of interesting health fitness, social and spiritual programming. We are open to all...

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Rowley Senior Center

39 Central Street
Rowley, MA - 01969
The Mission of the Rowley Senior Center is to advocate for older adults, to identify their needs, to develop and imple-ment services to meet their health, economic, social and cultural needs, to encourage maximum Independence, and to improve their quality of life...

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Rockport Senior Center

58 Broadway
Rockport, MA - 01966
The Rockport Senior Center is located at 58 Broadway in the Community House building. Hours are: Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00-1:00 p.m...

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Peter A. Torigian Community Life Center

75R Central Street
Peabody, MA - 01960
The Peter A. Torigian Senior Center opened its doors as a new state-of-the-art facility in November, 1991. Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds in a quiet setting, the Torigian Senior Center's 37,000 square feet of adaptable space is handicapped accessible. Managed by the Peabody Council on Aging, a service agency of the City of Peabody, the Center meets the diverse interests of Peabody residents in areas such as entertainment, fitness, education, social services, daycare, and recreation...

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North Shore Deaf Senior Center

154 Water Street
Danvers, MA - 01923

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North Andover Senior Center

120 R Main St.
North Andover, MA - 01845
They aim to advocate for older adults, to identify their needs, to meet their health, economic, social and cultural needs, to encourage maximum independence and to improve their quality of life. ..

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Newburyport Senior Community Center

331 High Street
Newburyport, MA - 01950
They aim to match the needs of elders with the resources in the community. ..

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Methuen Senior Activity Center

77 Lowell St.
Methuen, MA - 01844
The Methuen Department of Elder Affairs/Council on Aging provides programs, services and acitvities for Methuen's 9000+ senior population. This centrally located activity center strives to be a gathering place for retirees of all ages to enrich their quality of life. Operations and Funding. The Center provides a wide variety of exercise programs, informational sessions, enrichment classes and volunteer opportunities for the purpose of keeping healthy, informed, and connected to community!..

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Merrimac Senior Center

100 East Main Street
Merrimac, MA - 01860
The Merrimac Senior Center is for everyone! Our goal is to maintain healthy lifestyles for our elder population and that includes making new friends. We are a very active Senior Center that offers many exciting activities and programs. Any adult is more than welcome to join!..

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Lynnfield Senior Center

525 Salem Street
Lynnfield, MA - 01940

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Lynn Senior Center

8 Silsbee Street
Lynn, MA - 01901
We are not a club; the center is open to anyone 60 years of age or older as well as those over 50 years with a disability at the Directors discretion...

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Ipswich Senior Center

25 Green St.
Ipswich, MA - 01938
Services: Their mission is to support Ipswich seniors and to design, implement and promote programs and services to support their independence, health and well-being. All senior residents of Ipswich are invited to participate in the many planned activities and programs designed for your enjoyment and benefit. ..

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Haverhill Citizen Center

10 Welcome Street
Haverhill, MA - 01830
The Council On Aging (COA) is the municipal agency that is mandated as the focal point for access to services and programs for the City's elderly residents (60 years old and older). Created under Chapter 495 of Massachusetts General Laws, Acts of 1956, and established by City Codes 4-2 in 1964, the CO A mission is to provide services designed to improve the quality of life for Haverhill residents who are 60 years of age or older. We offer a variety of cost-effective programs and services for our elderly residents that are designed to help them remain independent, stay healthy, keep fit and actively involved in their community. A Senior Identification Card (proof of age is required), available free of charge at the COA Info and Referral Office (Rm. 32), is required in order to participate in many of these programs and services. We are supported by City appropriations, fund-raising, private donations and grants...

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Hamilton Senior Center

299 Bay Road
South Hamilton, MA - 01982
The mission of Hamilton City Council for Ageing To create a friendly and safe community for senior citizens by providing social services, transport, education, health, leisure and leisure time activities and resources that support their well-being and independence, and to support senior citizens by promoting support services that enhance their ability to remain independent. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ..

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Groveland Council on Aging

183 Main Street
Groveland, MA - 01834
The mission of the Council On Aging To advocate for Groveland's older adults, identify their needs, develop and implement services, meet their health, economic, social, and cultural needs, promote maximum independence, and improve their quality of life. Hours of Operation: Monday, 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday -  Thursday,  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ..

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Georgetown Senior Community Center

51 North Street
Georgetown, MA - 01833
The main objectives of the Georgetown Council on Aging are to advocate on behalf of older adults, to identify their needs, to develop and implement services to meet their health, economic, social and cultural needs, to encourage maximum independence and to improve their quality of life...

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F. Ryeburn Lynch Senior Center

63 Hanover Street
Newbury, MA - 01951
The Newbury Ageing Council will identify, develop, implement and advocate programs and services designed to improve the quality of life and independence of the elderly in the community and help all people with issues related to aging issues. Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ..

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Essex Senior Center / Council on Aging

17 Pickering Street
Essex, MA - 01929
The Mission of the Essex Council on Aging is to enhance and promote the quality of life for adults 60 and older in the community of Essex. We achieve our mission by: Providing an inclusive environment where all individuals can socialize, build relationships, and receive information; Collaborating with community partners to identify unmet needs; Developing programs and services that promote well-being and maintain independence; Educating the community on the needs of our seniors and their support networks; Treating those we serve with respect and dignity, and involving their input and ideas in COA activities and programs; Promoting aging in place with the help and support of the local community...

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Boxford Council on Aging Senior Center

4 Middleton Rd
Boxford, MA - 01921
They aim to improve the quality of life and promote maximum independence for older adults by meeting their health, economic, social and cultural needs. ..

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Beverly Senior Center

90 Colon St.
Beverly, MA - 01915
The Senior Center is open to all seniors 60 and older, including seniors from neighboring towns. There is no membership fee to join, simply come in and fill out a registration form. There is something for everyone here. Staff members and volunteers are available to show you around, share a cup of coffee, and introduce you to some new friends...

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Amesbury Senior Community Center

68 Elm St.
Amesbury, MA - 01913
Mission Statement: To advocate for older adults, to identify their needs, to meet their health, economic, social and cultural needs, to encourage maximum independence and to improve their quality of life...

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Essex County Assistance Locations

Government and Private Assistance Programs

Housing Assistance

There are many non-profit and government based organizations dedicated to providing housing and support. We find them for you.

Food Pantry Assistance

Food pantries, soup kitchens, food baskets. We find these local resources and list them.

Free clothing assistance

Thousands of churches and religious organizations offer low-cost or free drug and alcohol treatment as part of their missions.