Main Office and Mailing Address:

The Pettengill House, Inc.

21 Water Street, Suite 4A, Amesbury, MA 01913


The Pettengill House Food Pantry:

13 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952


Phone:  (978) 463-8801

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Nonprofit Community Social Service Agency

Serving Amesbury, Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury, Massachusetts.

Financial Stabilization Assistance

As part of our individual and family stabilization program, emergency financial assistance is available through The Pettengill House, Inc.  If you are in need of financial assistance for basic needs (i.e. housing, food, clothing, healthcare, transportation, childcare, etc.), please click below to fill out an application.  Please call (978) 463-8801 or contact Lisa Harrington, with any questions regarding financial assistance.

Financial Assistance Application

Urgent Need!


(The above link will take you to a secure PayPal donation page)

We all know that these continue to be challenging and uncertain times.  We are currently in the midst of a worsening housing crisis.  Moratoriums have been lifted and COVID related benefits have ceased, but the impact of the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the lives of many individuals and families.  Many are now facing eviction and/or homelessness, while many others are facing utility shutoffs just in time for temperatures to plummet.  Affordable healthcare options are limited, and many key services remain shut down or difficult to access.


Pettengill House provides a safety net of emergency financial assistance for struggling individuals and families to help them get by while working on more sustainable solutions for stabilization.  This assistance is need-based, and may be in the form of a month's rent, a utility bill, a medical bill, or a voucher for transportation to a doctor's appointment.  Funds are paid directly to the vendor.

The need is growing, and we need your help!  Your donation will help make an immediate positive impact in someone's life!