Harbor Voices has partnered with local nonprofits to fulfill the needs of immigrant families in our Cape Ann community.
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Wellspring House empowers individuals and families to live more secure lives through basic needs assistance, education, and job training. Wellspring House is guided by the vision of a society where all are welcomed and everyone has the opportunity to live a full and positive life. Believing that each life touches every other life, they work toward this vision of caring for the earth and her people by sharing our resources in a spirit of hospitality.
Wellspring is part of a statewide shelter system that helps to house 5 families at a time in Gloucester and provides stabilization case management to families throughout the North Shore communities of Beverly, Salem, Danvers, and Cape Ann.
They have proven that care and support provided in the context of a welcoming community can change lives. Wellspring shelters homeless families and is also focused on the future, having helped hundreds of families to secure permanent homes, graduated more than a thousand low-income adults from their education and job training programs, and facilitated the development of over 100 units of affordable housing on Cape Ann.
Community, Commitment, Change. These are the hallmarks of Wellspring’s work.
The Open Door Food Pantry
The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community using practical strategies to connect people to good food, to advocate on behalf of those in need, and to engage others in the work of building food security.
The Open Door's main programs are:
- The Food Pantry, which provides emergency groceries to those in need.
- Community Meals, which offers free, nutritious meals to those in need of food or companionship.
- Second Glance Thrift Store, which provides the public with reduced-cost clothing and household goods, offers free items to families and individuals through referrals from other agencies, supports recycling for the community, partners with agencies for job training, and raises revenues to support our hunger-relief programs.
- Mobile Market, a free farmers’ market, which provides fresh produce and groceries at four neighborhood-based, two school-based, and two senior center-based market sites.
The Open Door also offers other services to the community, including a free summer meals for kids, assistance applying for food stamps, a food rescue program, a job-training program, and a collaborative meals program that helps other organizations feed their clients.
Pathways For Children
Pathways for Children is a leading provider of education and care programs on the North Shore of Massachusetts, serving over 500 children and their families in 13 communities. Their facilities in Gloucester and Beverly as well as satellite classrooms in Salem and Peabody offer year-round programming, including Head Start and Early Head Start, serves children birth to age 13.
Pathways' comprehensive, all-inclusive educational programming offers meals, nutrition assessment, health and developmental screenings, referrals for special education services, family support, enrichment programs and transportation when necessary. Their holistic, all-inclusive approach set them apart from most early education and care organizations.
In the winter of 2009, the Cape Ann Clergy Association recognized an increasing number of requests for help from low-income and homeless adults. They identified a number of pressing needs, including the absence of a safe day space for people experiencing homelessness in Gloucester. In response, the Grace Center opened as a day resource center. To date, they have served more than 900 individuals and continue to welcome older adults, lonely community members, or those at high risk of or currently experiencing crisis. No matter the life circumstances that have brought guests to their doors, they strive to always provide gifts of acceptance, hospitality, and opportunity to all they meet.
The Grace Center provides a warm, welcoming place to be during the day, Monday-Friday, breakfast and lunch, transportation, nursing services, life Skills/job readiness training, health screenings, advocacy and referrals, weekly yoga classes, weekly meditation, and a therapeutic art program.
Restoring Community Through Service and Giving.