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The Pettengill House, Inc.

Family Stabilization/Basic Needs Assistance Program

In order to quality for this program participant must be a client of The Pettengill House Inc. and have completed intake process in current calendar year 

  • Documentation for Emergency Assistance request(vendor bill, lease, landlord letter, mortgage statement)


  • Copy of most recent bank statements (checking, savings, money market)


  • Evidence of Residency (current utility bill, lease, mortgage)


  • Documented evidence of total household income.  This includes the following:

  • Employment Income (letter from employer on company letterhead or copies of 4 most recent pay stubs).

  • Documentation re: child support and alimony (court order and 4 weeks documented).

  • Unemployment Benefits

  • Social Security Benefits/Social Security Disability Benefits

  • AFDC (Welfare) Income  (cash benefits only)

  • Veterans Benefits

  • Workmen’s Compensation

  • Retirement/Pension

  • Dividends/Interest

  • Net Rental Income

  • Other

  • If you file taxes each household member must also provide latest Federal Tax Return

Please note:  After required paperwork is submitted a 10-14 day process time may be necessary for completion

  • Basic Needs
  • Children’s Supplemental Gift Programs
  • Community Partnership Initiatives
  • Comprehensive Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention Services
  • Educational Initiatives
  • Emergency Assistance Program
  • Environmental Counseling and Advocacy
  • Family Stabilization Program
  • Food Pantry
  • Home Visits/Assessments and Interventions
  • Juvenile Diversion Community Service Site
  • Mass Health Insurance/Food Stamp Assistance
  • McKinney Vento Homeless Act Support Services
  • Operation Backpack School Supply Program
  • Saturday Night Meals Program
  • School Link Service Program
  • Senior Support Program
  • Substance Addiction Initiative
  • Winter Coat Drive

The goal of all programs is to support self- sufficiency, while improving individual and family quality of life

Inquire about Donations through:
Payroll Deduction
Memorial Gift Giving
Automated Gift Giving
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13 Lafayette Road,
P.O. Box 5551,
Salisbury, MA 01952
Phone: 978-463-8801
Fax: 978-463-8743
21 Water Street,
Suite 4A,
Amesbury, MA 01913
Phone: 978-792-5205
Fax: 978-834-6379