Catholic Charities Merrimack Valley


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities (MVCC) is a community service site of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston. MVCC helps nearly 30,000 people in need from Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill and surrounding communities annually through a wide range of services. The programs at Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities strive to prevent hunger and homelessness for local families in a financial emergency; engage young parents through skill building and education; provide elders support as they raise their grandchildren; and support families in their effort to build safe, nurturing environments as they follow their own path back to self sufficiency.

    Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities
    70 Lawrence Street
    Lowell, MA 01852
    978-452-1421 or 978-454-9946 (food pantry)
    Services: Basic Needs, Counseling, Family Support Services, Food Pantry, Grandparents as Parents, Parent Support Services

    Brigid's Crossing
    Services: Shelter for young mothers

    Haverhill Area Healthy Families
    191 Merrimack Street, Ste 202
    Haverhill, MA 01830
    Services: Home Visiting Program

    Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities serves people of all faiths from the communities of: Amesbury, Andover, Ashby, Ayer, Bedford, Billerica, Boxborough, Carlisle, Dracut, Dunstable, Georgetown, Groton, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Littleton, Lowell, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Pepperell, Salisbury, Shirley, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsboro, West Newbury, Westford


  • Demographics Served:
    Adults: 19+, Families, Seniors: 60+, Youth: 13-18
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Behavioral Health, Food Pantries, Food Programs, Parent and Family Support