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2015 Comedy for a Cause

Please join us for our 2015 Comedy for a Cause fundraising event on Thursday, March 12th. Featuring Tony V., Joe Espi and Mitch Stinson. Read more


Learn More About VITA

CAI participates in the IRS sponsored VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program which offers free tax help to low-to moderate-income people (generally $53,000 and below) Read more


Early Head Start Appreciates Parent Volunteers

  The CAI Early Head Start program held an appreciation lunch for parent volunteers at the CAI Fox Center on Sept. 14. The parents helped in a variety of ways, including Read more


Opening Doors to Economic Opportunity

    For 50 years Community Action, Inc. (CAI) has been opening doors for children and their families to reach their full potential. CAI not only provides basic services to the very Read more


Heating Assistance Now Located at 3 Washington Square

The CAI LIHEAP (Heating Assistance) Program has successfully moved to the 1st Floor of 3 Washington Square. The new space is bright, clean, secure, and user friendly for the thousands Read more




Our Mission

Community Action, Inc. (CAI) provides resources and opportunities for individuals, families and communities to overcome poverty. Vision: CAI envisions strong, thriving communities free of poverty. Values: We build hope and offer assistance with respect and understanding.



Board of Directors Meeting Notice

Community Action, Inc.’s all-volunteer Board of Directors will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Held at: The Fox Center, 75 Elm St. in Haverhill, MA. Committees meet at 6:00pm - Board Meeting at 6:45pm. Please contact CAI’s AA/EO Mgr. in advance for information on physical accessibility and sign language interpreters. 978-373-1971.


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2015 Comedy for a Cause

Please join us on Thursday evening, March 12th for our Comedy Show Fundraising Event This year’s Comedy Triple Header features nationally and locally recognized comedians: Tony V. (Nationally Known, Comedy...

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Early Head Start Appreciates Parent Volunteers

The CAI Early Head Start program held an appreciation lunch for parent volunteers at the CAI Fox Center on Sept. 14. The parents helped in a variety of...

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CAI Offers Free Tax Preparation

CAI will again offer free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for area residents who need help preparing their 2014 federal and/or state tax returns. Evening and Saturday appointments will be...

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Goldman Memorial Scholarship - 2015 Post-Secondary Student Applications

Community Action. Inc. (CAI) is offering a $1000 Goldman Scholarship to an area resident who is enrolled in a full-time college or other post-secondary program. The scholarship is named after...

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First Time Homebuyer Training Offered

First Time Homebuyer Training Offered The CAI First Time Homebuyer Education Program will offer first time homebuyer education classes for area residents beginning Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 6 to...

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Nurse Aide Training Information Session

The Nurse Aide Training Program of Community Action, Inc., Haverhill will hold its next information session on Monday, January 5th at the Northern Essex Community College Riverwalk campus. Time and...

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Parenting Classes

Family and Community Connection in partnership with Thom Early Intervention is offering Free Monthly Parenting Classes. The classes will be run by an Early Intervention Professional and cover a wide...

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Community Action Inc. 2010-2011 Annual Report

Last year CAI marked its 45th year of carrying out its chartered mission: to empower individuals and families to help themselves through advocacy, education, training and prevention programs and through services to meet basic human needs. In addition, CAI works to improve the attitudes and practices towards low-income people throughout its service area and offers assistance to those served with respect, understanding and courtesy.

Download 2010-2011 Annual Report




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