Adult Family Care

CLASS's Adult Family Care program supports caregivers, both family and nonbiological matches, who wish to provide for elders and adults with disabilities in their home setting. Care managers tailor the program to meet each family's needs. Qualified caregivers receive a tax-exempt monthly stipend through MassHealth based on the level of care the individual requires.


For more information, please contact:

Ana De La Cruz, Manager

[email protected]

978-975-8557, ext. 1273

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Young Parent Support Program

The Young Parent Support Program is for pregnant and parenting mothers and fathers up to age 23. We serve Haverhill & Lawrence. We do home visits twice a month for 9-12 months. We work on goals with the clients, parenting education, child development and connecting clients to resources in the community. We run wellness/support groups and we also do field trips a few times a year.

For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Lanza, Case Manager

[email protected]


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The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) works passionately to end hunger here by providing our neighbors in need with the healthy food and resources they need. Our Agency Locator provides a list of food assistance options in each community we serve, the days and hours they’re open, and other information you need to learn more or to access food for you and your family. To learn more about the Boston Food Bank, please click here.


For more information, please contact:

The Greater Boston Food Bank


The Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center (FRC) ensures our students and families have greater knowledge and access to essential community and school resources to address social, academic, health and economic challenges. To learn more about the Family Resource Center, please click here.


For more information, please contact:

LPS Family Resource Center


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Instagram: @lps4families

Food Pantry

We operate 9 public food pantries in neighborhoods throughout Greater Lawrence. Any family in need of food can visit any one of our pantries each week. Visit our website, listed below, for a detailed list of our pantry locations.

At our office on 60 Island Street we also distribute diapers, formula and other baby supplies for all the children in the family under the age of 5 to families in need. Families can receive help once each month.


For more information, please contact:

Linda Zimmerman, Executive Director

[email protected]


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Legal Services

NLA provides free civil legal services to low income and elderly residents of Essex and Northern Middlesex Counties.

We handle Elder Law, Family Law, Landlord/Tenant, Consumer, Public Benefits (TAFDC, EAEDC, MassHealth, Food Stamps/SNAP, Employment Law, Small Business Assistance, CORI sealing and legal assistance to victims of crime.


For more information, please contact:

Corine Reardon, Program Administrator

[email protected]


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Counseling Services

We offer free and confidential counseling services to survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence. We work with children, youth, adults and their loved ones by providing crisis intervention and psychoeducational sessions. We also offer a 24 hour hotline, support groups, accompaniment to the hospital, police stations and/or court. Additionally we impart educational trainings/workshops and make referrals.


For more information, please contact:

Mariel Batista, Director of Community Services

[email protected]


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