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Community Resources

No one on Cape Ann needs to go hungry!

The Open Door houses

Our local food pantry and hosts a free evening meal,

every night of the week.

They also can help you to sign up for SNAP benefits.

28 Emerson Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 283-6776


Shelter, Fuel Assistance, Benefits

and Job Training


Action, Inc. has a fund to prevent homelessness, an emergency shelter, specialists in Fuel Assistance and energy efficiency for your home, Client Services & and Benefits Coordination.

180 Main St., Gloucester, Ma. 01930

(978) 282-1000

Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives/Fishermen’s Partnership

Assistance for active and retired fishermen and their families, as well as advocacy for the fishing industry.

2 Blackburn Center, Gloucester



Substance Use & Health


Detox & Treatment Referrals & Support when you are ready to get clean and sober and need help getting treatment, call or visit.

Tito Rodriguez, Community Health Navigator

186 Main St. (Browns Mall), Suite 23


Sgt. Jeremiah Nicastro

Gloucester Police Department

197 Main St., Gloucester

(978) 283-1212

No one asking for help will be arrested.






Domestic Violence


HAWK Hotline 1-800-547-1649

Gloucester Outreach office (978) 283-8642

Emergency shelter, advocacy, counseling, support with restraining orders, etc.


Domestic Violence Officer Ronald Piscitello,

Gloucester Police Department

(978) 283-1212

Food Security



Homelessness prevention, affordable housing, family shelter, education, ESL & job training

302 Essex Ave., Gloucester, Ma

(978) 281-3221

Drop-In Day Program for homeless and vulnerable people


Grace Center offers free breakfast and lunch, Client Services, spiritual and emotional support as well as art, music, meditation and other activities.

Unitarian Universalist Church,

Gould Ct. entrance.


Health care is a human right 

One Stop Harm Reduction

ONE STOP is an acronym that represents the many harm reduction services we provide at 302 Washington Street: Outreach, Needle Exchange, Sexual health, Testing, and Overdose Prevention

9 Center St., Gloucester, Ma.

(978) 381-3170

North Shore Health Project

Case management and support for men and women

with HIV/AIDS or Hep.C

5 Center St., Gloucester, Ma.


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Gloucester Family Health Center (Health & Dental)

No one seeking care will be denied access to services due to inability to pay. Discounted/sliding fee scale based on family size and income. 24/7/365          after-hours phone coverage.

302 Washington Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 282-8899

Additional Resources for

Education & Assistance

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