Drop-in Center

A safe haven for homeless and indigent individuals, including the elderly and those at risk for substance abuse and HIV.

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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 people we serve are the aged, indigent, homeless, near-homeless, and those at risk for substance abuse and HIV. 

  • Safe haven offering year round day shelter and extensive opportunities for receiving assistance and referrals.
  • Day Shelter (8 am to noon Monday through Friday, except holidays)
  • 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
  • Medical, counseling and referral services

This program has been made possible in part by funding from the Older Americans Act as granted by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.

The CAI Drop-in Center is located at 16 Ashland Street in Haverhill, MA, (in the basement of the Universalist Unitarian Church), 978-241-9621. 

Eligibility, service area and income guidelines

A safe haven for homeless and indigent individuals, including the elderly and those at risk for substance abuse and HIV.

The CAI Drop-in Center serves the following Massachusetts cities and towns: Amesbury, Bradford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury.

For more information about the CAI Drop-in Center's services, please contact: 

Pat Dennehy, Drop-in Center Director
CAI Drop-in Center
(Universalist Unitarian Church) 16 Ashland Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
978-241-9621

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  • George C. Wadleigh Foundation
  • Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
  • Griffin - White Foundation
  • 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
  • and the continued generosity of local businesses and individuals