Community Action Inc (CAI)


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    Community Action, Inc. is a private non-profit organization established in 1965 to address the causes and consequences of poverty in the Greater Haverhill, Amesbury and Newburyport areas. Community Action, Inc. (CAI) provides resources and opportunities for individuals, families and communities to overcome poverty.

    Programs include:
    --Adult Education and Training - including ESOL, Career pathways, High School Equivalency and Nurses aide training.
    -- Family day care and Headstart
    -- Consumer servcices
    -- Food and Clothing
    -- Women Infant Children (WIC) nutrition is for anyone who is a guardian of someone under 5 years. Use this link to apply online:
    -- Fuel and Energy Programs
    -- Housing
    -- Income tax assistance
    -- Scholarships

    Information about the Family and Community Connections Program, the Amesbury Center Services and and Newburyport Headstart program are described more fully in other listings.

  • Additional Info:
    Community Services - Greater Haverhill
    3 Washington Square
    Haverhill, MA 01830
    Phone: 978-373-1971 ext. 242
    Contact: Connie Murphy

    Community Services - Seacoast
    44A Friend Street
    Amesbury, MA 01913
    Phone: 978-388-2570
    Contact: Diane Halloran

    Education and Training
    145 Essex Street
    Haverhill, MA 01832
    Phone: 978-373-1971

    Energy Programs
    3 Washington Square
    Haverhill, MA 01832
    Phone: 978-373-1971
    24/7 Automated Line

    Head Start Fox Center
    75 Elm Street
    Haverhill, MA 01830
    Phone: 978-372-5052

    Early Head Start Goldman Center
    230 Hilldale Avenue
    Haverhill, MA 01830
    Phone: 978-373-6266

    Headstart - Amesbury/Newburyport Seacoast Center
    447 Merrimac Street
    Newburyport, MA 01950
    Phone: 978-449-835

    Family and Community Connections
    346 Broadway
    Haverhill, MA 01832
    Phone: 978-374-2198
    Fax: 978-914-7893

    Consumer Protection
    3 Washington Square, 4th Floor
    Haverhill, MA 01830
    Phone: 978-373-1971 x236

    Family Day Care Program
    75 Elm Street
    Haverhill, MA 01830
    Phone: 978-373-1971

    Housing Development
    Affordable Housing Development Programs
    Affordable Housing Lottery | CAI Rental Management
    First Time Home Buyer Program
    Contact Information:
    To donate or sell property to Community Action, Inc.
    for affordable housing development, please contact:
    Richard Lynch: 978-373-1971 ext. 225

    WIC Main Office
    145 Essex Street
    Haverhill, MA 01832
    Phone: 978-374-2191

    WIC Seacoast Office
    44 Friend Street
    Amesbury, MA 01913
    Phone: 978-388-2575
    Statewide Information: 1-800-WIC-1007
    For brochures or outreach information contact:
    DeAnna Tashjian, Community Coordinator
    978-373-1971 ext. 259

    Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
    145 Essex Street
    Haverhill, MA 01832


  • Demographics Served:
    Adults: 19+, Children: 12 and under, Families, Seniors: 60+, Youth: 13-18
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Affordable Housing, Child Care, Youth & After-School Programs, Clothing and/or Household Goods, Consumer Protection, Education and Job Training, Emergency Financial Assistance, English as a Second Language, Food Pantries, Food Programs, Fuel & Utility Assistance, GED, Computer, Job Readiness Skills, Housing, Parent and Family Support, Resume and Job Search, Women and Children (WIC)