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The Pettengill House, Inc. is an award-winning non-profit social service agency for the local community. In collaboration with our community partners, we have extensive experience in providing "wrap-around" services to support at-risk individuals, children and families through education, intervention and a therapeutic system of care.

The Pettengill House, Inc. was founded in 1994 by a diverse group of local residents and agency representatives to specifically address the needs of the most at-risk, underserved children and families. The original goals were primarily prevention related. However, it immediately became clear that the organization's clientele were primarily concerned with survival issues of food, clothing, shelter, health and safety.

Pettengill believes that individual and family stabilization is best achieved by identifying the level of need both individually and as a family unit and addressing said needs "one step at a time". Our primary concerns are the most basic human needs of food, clothing, shelter, health and safety.

  • 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

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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