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Basic Needs

Information regarding food, clothing, childcare, translation, utilities, legal services, and emergency services can be found below.

Backyard Growers

Backyard Growers is a nonprofit organization committed to cultivating healthy, sustainable, connected communities by teaching people to grow their own …

Backyard Growers’ GrowBag Garden Program

Backyard Growers’ GrowBag Garden Program helps households in financial need grow their own food, regardless of home ownership or available …

Career Readiness Workshop | RESUME Writing

As job postings often result in an overwhelming number of applications, how can yours draw the reader’s attention? You don’t …

Career Readiness Workshop | Salary Negotiation

Laws regulating living wages are important, but negotiating your next salary really is about the value of what the employer …

CATA – Cape Ann Transportation Authority

Cape Ann Transportation Authority is a regional transportation authority that offers the convenience of transportation across the Cape Ann area, …

CATA On Demand

CATA On Demand is an on-demand shared ride service available in Gloucester, Monday through Friday, from 7:30AM-8:00PM. Rides are requested …

Childcare at the YMCA

The Y offers childcare programs for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade, providing infant, toddler, and preschool programs as …

Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse

CPDA is a multi-agency group that recently celebrated its 17th anniversary in October 2017. The purpose of the coalition is …

Community Garden Program

Backyard Growers manages six community gardens in Gloucester, including at Gloucester Housing Authority and Caleb Group affordable housing developments as …

Dialysis Transportation Service

CATA provides service to the North Shore Regional Dialysis Center at 133 Brimbal Avenue, Beverly for residents of Gloucester, Rockport, …

Digital Devices and Device Advice

Borrow from our selection of digital devices including: Select Title E-Readers: Bestselling Fiction and Notable Non-Fiction Seasonal Collection E-Reader SFL …

Early Head Start

Early Head Start (EHS) is our comprehensive, federally-funded program serving families residing in Gloucester, Essex, Manchester, and Rockport with children …

Emergency Shelter

Action Inc.’s Emergency Homeless Shelter provides emergency shelter to adults age 18 and up. PLEASE NOTE: Space at our Emergency …

Emergency Shelter for Families

Wellspring is part of a statewide shelter system that helps to house 5 families at a time in Gloucester and …

Energy Efficiency

Action Inc.’s Energy Efficiency program provides free home energy assessments, weatherization (including insulation and weather-stripping), heating system repairs and replacements, …

Fixed-Route Bus Service

CATA provides regular fixed route bus service year round to the communities of Gloucester and Rockport, Monday through Saturday. Weekday …

Fuel Assistance

Action Inc.’s Fuel Assistance program helps families pay their home heating and utility bills. As heating costs continue to rise, …

General Legal, Health, and Community Resources

For those who qualify for the MA Migrant Education Program, we can provide direct connections to community organizations that provide …

Glenn T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA

The YMCA is a cause-driven organization supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our Y welcomes all. We strengthen …

Gloucester Housing Authority

The Gloucester Housing Authority provides adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free of discrimination to …

HAWC Emergency Shelter

More than simply a safe haven for survivors of domestic violence, HAWC’s emergency shelter provides services like advocate support, temporary …

HAWC’s Bilingual Advocacy & 24-Hour Hotline

HAWC offers Advocacy Services in both English and Spanish, with access to interpretation services in more than 240+ additional languages …

HAWC’s Children’s Services

HAWC offers a variety of Children’s Services, including but not limited to our Parent-Child Trauma Recovery Program, Creative Coping Support …

HAWC’s Legal Services

HAWC’s Legal Services team can assist survivors of domestic violence with three main programs: Legal Advocacy: Trained Adocates & Volunteers …

Home Delivery

You are welcome to request items by calling Meg O’Neill, Community Librarian, at 978-325-5562, emailing moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org or submitting our Application …

Housing First

Our Housing First program provides housing and hope to people experiencing chronic homelessness. Through Housing First, adults with disabilities and …

MASSHIRE – North Shore Career Center

MassHire-North Shore Career Center and MassHire-North Shore Workforce Board together envision a better future for people and businesses of the …