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Community Services - Drop-in Center

The Drop-In Center, operated by Community Action, Inc., serves as Haverhill's only drop-in day program for the area's homeless and indigent individuals. The Drop-In Center is located at 16 Ashland Street, Haverhill, MA – in the basement of the Universalist Unitarian Church.


Who can use the Drop-In Center?
The people we serve are the aged, indigent, homeless, and those at risk for substance abuse and HIV.


What does the Drop-In Center provide?
The Drop-In Center is a safe haven offering year round day shelter and extensive opportunities for receiving assistance and referrals. Offering:

  • Food (The Drop-In Center has a bag lunch on Monday except holidays. A light breakfast is available Monday through Friday, and a full breakfast is served Thursday.)
  • Clothing
  • Day Shelter (8 am to noon Monday through Friday, except holidays)
  • Medical, counseling and referral services


Who Supports the Drop-In Center?
George C. Wadleigh Foundation
Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
Griffin - White Foundation
Deacons Fund of the First Presbyterian Church
Sacred Heart Church
Universalist Unitarian Church
Elder Services of Merrimack Valley
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Haverhill Police Department
Health and Education Services
Team Coordinating Agency
Visiting Nurse Association of the North Shore
Anton's Cleaners
E-Z Way Cleaners
General Mills Corporation
Citizen's Energy
Strongest Link
Tri-City Mental Health
Somebody Cares - New England
Golden Grounds and the continued generosity of local businesses and individuals

Statements From Drop-In Center guests



Pat Dennehy
(978) 241-9621


Click a link below for related articles written by the staff members of this program.

1 CAI Commemorates Drop-in Center’s 25th Anniversary
2 Drop in Center Celebrating 25 years
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