Merrimack House Family Shelter


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    Shelter for families. The mission of the Milly's Place and the Merrimack House is to assist homeless families to locate affordable housing and to become self-sufficient while providing a safe, and supportive environment. Our program offers educational, financial, emotional, parenting, and housing services. Milly's Place, formerly known as the Pawtucket House, and the Merrimack House can house up to fourteen families, seven at each site.

    In addition to emergency services such as shelter and food, we also offer a wide array of social, educational, and enrichment programs. We strive to respond to the needs of our residents by assisting them with job training and educational opportunities, personal and financial counseling, information and referrals, housing assistance, as well as case management.

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  • Demographics Served:
    Adults: 19+, Children: 12 and under, Families, Youth: 13-18
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Emergency Shelters, Housing


  • Address: 423 Pawtucket Street Lowell, MA 01854
  • Phone: 978-937-2418