Programs » School Link Service Program

  SCHOOL LINK SERVICE PROGRAM:  The cornerstone of Pettengill House is education.  Pettengill firmly believes education is key in ending poverty and improving quality of life issues for children and families.  The Pettengill House School Link Service Program is built around breaking barriers and “links” education, home, school and community together in efforts to support area children and families.  This unique program originated from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Adopting this model since its inception in 1994, Pettengill House provides students and their families with education and environmental supports, built upon the School Link Service mission ensuring that “all children come to school ready to learn”.



The goal of the Pettengill House School Linked Services Program is to “improve the well-being of families to better support their children’s education”.


The Pettengill House School Link Service program supports numerous area students and their families.  In addition, Pettengill House has also formally contracted with the Amesbury School District for a decade providing students and their families with comprehensive case management, family stabilization, basic needs, health services, advocacy, counseling, crisis intervention, referrals, emergency assistance and prevention education programs.  Students and their families are supported directly in their school, home and community settings. 


  • 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