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Resources - Other PPD Resources

Childcare support
  1. Daycare Office of Catholic Charities (617) 522-4040
  2. Pathways for Children-Gloucester (978) 281-2400
    • Contact Theresa Folts @ ext. 280
    • Open M-F 7am-6pm
    • Birth-13 yrs.
    • Usually a waitlist for services
    • Bi-lingual services include: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian & English
  3. PSI Postpartum Depression Helpline (800) 944-4773
    http://postpartum.net/forums.html
  4. Head Start and Early Headstart
    • Cape Ann: (978) 281-2400
    • Northeast Behavioral Health: (978)356-1776
Financial support:
  1. North Shore Community Action Plan (NSCAP) (978) 531-0767
    • 98 Main Street, Peabody, MA 01960
    • Hours: M-F 9-5
    • Housing Programs; Education & Training Programs: Fuel & Energy Programs: Advocacy Programs; Financial Assistance; Homecare Program.
    • Bi-lingual services: Spanish, Portuguese & English
    • Call this number for their list of services.
    • Serve Salem, Peabody, Beverly, Danvers & 25 other North Shore cities & towns.
  2. Department of Early Education & Care (EEC) (617) 988-6600
    http://www.mass.gov/edu/government/departments-and-boards/department-of-early-education-and-care/
  3. Community Partnerships for Children (CPC's)(800) 345-0131
    • Massachusetts Childcare Resource & Referral Network
    • Community based
    • Childhood experts
    • Services include Parenting assistance, basic needs, health services, safety supports, and housing services.
    • This phone service helps you locate local agencies in your area
    • Website: www.ccrcinc.com
  4. Office of Childcare Services (OCCS) (800) 345-0131
  5. Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) (978) 825-7300
  6. Action, Inc. (978) 282-1000
    • 180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA
    • Email: admin@actioninc.org
    • Serve Cape Ann, Gloucester, Ipswich, Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea
    • Bi-lingual services: Spanish, Portuguese & English
    • Advocacy and Housing Programs
    • Compass Youth Program
    • Elder Homecare
    • Energy Programs
    • Employment
    • Emergency Homeless Shelter
    • Training & Education Programs
  7. Northern Essex WIC, 4 Ocean Street, Beverly, MA 978-922-2110.
    Open 1st/3rd Wednesday 9-5; Thursday 11:30-7:30
    Northern Essex WIC, 180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 978-281-4540. Open Monday and Tuesday 9-5; every other Monday from 11:30-7:30
    North Shore WIC office in Lynn (781) 599-7290
    • M-8:30-6:30; T-F 8-5; Sat.-8-3
    • Call and make an appointment for a consultation
    • You will need to bring in birth certificate (if you have a child, and the child must be present at time of appointment), address, proof of income. If you are pregnant you must bring in documented proof of your pregnancy.
  8. Beverly Bootstraps (978) 927-1561
    • Open M-F 8:30-4
    • 371 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915
    • www.beverlybootstraps.org
    • Services include: Homework club; Thrift shop; GED class; Food Pantry (Distribute food M-F); Assistance locating local support services; Transitional living spaces for a Beverly family who is homeless or at risk of being homeless.
  9. Open Door (Cape Ann Food Bank) (978) 283-6776
    • 28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
    • info@foodpantry.org
    • www.capeannfoodpantry.org
    • Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Manchester, Ipswich, Cape Ann
    • Provides free meals & food
    • Job-skills training & job placement programs
  10. Food Source Hotline (Project Bread) (800) 645-8333
    • Offers resources for locating food sources
    • Helps you obtain food stamps; emergency food banks; and basic needs resources
    • Open M-F 8-5
    • Bi-Lingual services: Have a language line that can interpret 140 languages.
Medical insurance help
  1. Commonwealth Care (877) 623-6765
    http://www.mahealthconnector.org
  2. Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) (978) 825-7300
  3. HAWC (978) 744-8552 or (978) 281-1135
  4. Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) (800) 841-2900
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It is the goal of this Task Force to bring together the practitioners, organizations, research, and best practices that North Shore families need for a healthy postpartum experience. The initial scope of this Task Force is the North Shore United Way community, including the following towns: Beverly, Manchester, Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Essex, Gloucester, and Rockport.