- Overview of Organization and Services:
The House of Hope is one of the largest and best-respected family shelters in the state of Massachusetts.
Support services include medical and mental health care, case management and vocational training are some of the services. Case managers are trained to work with each family’s situation and guide them along a path to successfully exit shelter life and enter a life with long term permanent housing.
Services (in addition to shelter) provided by the House of Hope are:
• Emergency food, shelter and clothing for 24 families.
• Case Managers work with HOH residents to assess their circumstances and plan for their futures.
• Health services are provided by a nurse practitioner who conducts a well-family clinic. Medications are monitored, immunization records initiated, diagnosis explained; and the nurse acts as a liaison/advocate between the family and the doctor.
• On-site mental health and substance abuse programming for all mothers.
• Employment internship positions are available on-site for adult residents who have little prior success with employment.
• Children’s services at the House of Hope cover a wide spectrum of outreach and support. Intervention, engagement and love are the operative words when it comes to the kids of House of Hope.
- Demographics Served:
- City/Towns Served:
Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
- Types of Services Provided:
Behavioral Health, Clothing and/or Household Goods, Emergency Shelters, Financial Counseling & Financial Literacy, Food Programs, Parent and Family Support