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Meeting Notice: Community Action, Inc.’s all-volunteer Board of Directors will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the CAI Fox Center, 75 Elm St. in Haverhill, MA. Committees meet at 5:45pm - 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.


  • CAI Adult Learning Center

    Offering High School Equivalency Preparation Classes (HiSET), ESOL Classes and the English for Work program. HSE & ESOL programs are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • CAI Amesbury Center

    For residents of Amesbury, Merrimac and surrounding towns in Massachusetts. The Amesbury office of Community Action, Inc. offers a Food Pantry, Clothing Bank and other programs such as the Amesbury Aid Fund, Emergency support for household bills (EFSP) and more.

  • CAI Consumer Services

    Working in partnership with the Massachusetts Attorney General's office to provide consumer protection and face-to-face-mediation services through North Essex Mediators (NEM).

  • CAI Drop-in Center

    Open each weekday all year, the Community Action, Inc. Drop-in Center in Haverhill, MA. serves as a safe haven for homeless and indigent individuals, including the elderly and those at risk for substance abuse and HIV. It is the area's only drop-in day program for this population. Services include: assistance and advocacy to access essential resources; on-site basic medical care/screening/referrals; daily light breakfasts; a bagged lunch on Mondays and a full breakfast on Thursdaysfree clothing  and, for eligible SSI and SSDI recipients, a Representative Payee program. 

  • CAI Family & Community Connection

    Helping parents access the resources and support that they need to be the best parents they can be by providing programs and services that are child centered and family focused. Programs include: playgroups, activities, parent support groups and more. Programs are available to families with children birth through age 8.

  • CAI Family Day Care

    Comprehensive Family Child Care services for children 8 weeks to 12 years old. Care is provided in safe and nurturing environments in licensed and monitored day care homes in the Merrimack Valley area.

  • CAI Fuel and Energy Programs

    Providing the Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Heating Emergency Assistance Retrofit Task Weatherization Assistance Program (HEARTWAP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The Massachusetts LIHEAP and HEARTWAP programs are administered at the state level by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

  • CAI Goldman Memorial Scholarships

    Three scholarships are awarded annually, each in the amount of $1000 to residents who meet the scholarship criteria. The scholarships are named after and presented in honor of Gerald Goldman, the Executive Director of Community Action, who passed away in 1995. 

  • CAI Greater Haverhill Community Services

    Housing ServicesFinancial Literacy Workshops, Emergency support for household bills (EFSP), referrals and resources for residents in the Greater Haverhill, Massachusetts area. 

  • CAI Head Start and Early Head Start

    Comprehensive services for children ages 0 to 5 years old, including: the highest quality educators, classrooms and outdoor space; Kindergarten preparedness utilizing curriculum aligned with MA Early Learning Standards; healthy meals and snacks; family and health services and more. The program is designed to reach low-income families, however over-income families may, to a limited extent, be eligible.

  • CAI Housing Development

    Affordable Housing Development, State and Municipal Affordable Housing Lotteries, the First Time Homebuyer program and Downpayment/Closing Cost Assistance.

  • CAI Northern Essex WIC

    The Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides nutrition and health education and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. Participants free, healthy food including: milk, cheese, eggs, peanut butter, beans, cereal, whole grains, choice of fresh/frozen/canned fruits & vegetables and infant formula if needed. WIC is for pregnant & post-partum women and children under 5. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

  • Mt. Washington Alliance

    The Mt. Washington Alliance brings together local community members to expand opportunity and improve living conditions in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of the city of Haverhill.