Resources Directory for Greater Newburyport Area
The Wish Project
- Overview of Organization and Services:
The Wish Project’s mission is to help families in need establish long-term residency by providing furniture, household goods, clothing, and shoes; to provide critical immediate assistance to homeless families. and victims of fire or disaster; and to support the community.
Our goal is to provide our local people in need with basic furniture, home goods and baby goods, while helping the planet by recycling used goods. Only when people have their basic needs met can they move forward and out of the social services system. By providing basic goods to people in crisis, we help end needless suffering in the short term while helping to end homelessness in the long term.
The Wish Project serves clients throughout Greater Lowell and the Merrimack Valley . Most of our clients have suffered a one-time life-altering event. More than 85% are women and children and elderly. We help homeless families, the elderly, mentally and physically ill, infants, babies, and individuals. All we require is that they are partnered with a social agency so together they can work to determine the goods and services they need. Our online referral system, dramatically reduces the paperwork and wait time between social service agency referral and The Wish Project assistance. Once the request for help, or the “Wish”, is submitted and approved All that is left is a trip to the warehouse to pick up the goods. and the “Wish” comes true
- Demographics Served:
Adults: 19+, Families, Seniors: 60+, Youth: 13-18
- City/Towns Served:
Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
- Types of Services Provided:
Clothing and/or Household Goods