Community Action Inc — Amesbury Center


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    Community Action Inc provides resources and opportunities for people to overcome poverty. The Amesbury Center offers:
    -- a food pantry
    -- Womens, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition program. For anyone who is a guardian of someone under 5 years. Use this link to apply online:
    -- Emergency food, shelter, rent utility (EFSP federal program) for residents of Amesbury and Merrimac only.
    -- Amesbury Aid Fund providing limited financial assistance for those at risk of becoming homeless or losing utility service (for residents of Amesbury and Merrimac only)
    -- Clothing
    -- Heating assistance (all appointments made through the Haverhill office 978-373-1971). Weekly office hours in Amesbury during the heating season.
    -- Public benefits assistance -- reference materials and applications for various public programs
    -- SNAP and Mass Health Assistance by appointment (978-388-2570)

    For information regarding Headstart, Family Day Care, Housing Services, Consumer Protection, and Adult Education (GEC, ESOL) contact the Haverhill headquarters 978-373-1971.

    The Amesbury Center also administers the Amesbury Holiday Program, which is open to residents of Amesbury.


  • Demographics Served:
    Adults: 19+, Children: 12 and under, Families, Seniors: 60+, Youth: 13-18
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Clothing and/or Household Goods, Emergency Financial Assistance, Food Pantries, Food Programs, Fuel & Utility Assistance, Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance, Holiday Programs, Women and Children (WIC)


  • Address: 44A Friend Street, Amesbury, MA 01913
  • Phone: 978-388-2570
  • Website:
  • Hours of Operation: Food Pantry and Clothing Bank: Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. WIC hours are Wednesday 10:30-6:30 (closed last Wednesday of the month).