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Holiday Notice: CAI offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! 

Fuel Assistance/LIHEAP is a federal program that helps low-income households with their energy costs. The program is provided by a network of 22 community-based organizations including 20 Community Action agencies, the City of Cambridge, and the New England Farm Workers. Together they serve up to 160,000 households each year. 

The program is crucial not only to help pay for the rising cost of heat during our cold New England winters but also to ensure safety and good health.

 The CAI LIHEAP Program assists low-income residents with heating bills incurred November 1 through April 30. Communities served include Haverhill, Amesbury, Newburyport, Groveland, Merrimac, Boxford, Georgetown, West Newbury, Newbury, Salisbury, and Rowley.

Read more: You Work Hard. Heat is Expensive.

CAI would like to thank Gillette in South Boston for their generous donation of 25 bags of products on October 19. The United Way of Massachusetts Bay assisted Gillette with distributing 1,400 product bags containing Gillette personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant and baby wipes to local partner agencies in Massachusetts. CAI is a United Way partner

Read more: Gillette and United Way Distribute Products to Local Families in Need

Health Insurance Help and Information

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council (GLCAC) Health Care Navigator Program will hold hours at Community Action, Inc. locations in Haverhill and Amesbury in November, December, and January. This program can help educate and enroll you in the new health coverage programs now available under the federal Affordable Care Act. GLCAC is a designated as an official Navigator by the Massachusetts Health Connector.

Read more: Health Care Navigator Enrollment

CAI Board Chairperson, Lucinda Nolet and CAI Executive Director, John Cuneo awarded local students, Grant Bellino of Amesbury and Tessa Boyle of Newbury, the 2017 Goldman Memorial Scholarship award. Both students received $1,000 to use towards their college education costs.

CAI congratulates Mr. Bellino who attends Plymouth State and Ms. Boyle who attends UMASS Amherst and wish them future success in their education and careers.

Read more: Goldman Memorial Scholarship Winners

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