The Pettengill House Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of The Pettengill Family Resource Center, located at Carriage Mills, 21 Water Street, Suite 4A, Amesbury, MA. Phone 978 792-5205. This site is in addition to the Salisbury office which will continue to provide basic needs, support services, comprehensive case management and advocacy. The primary goal of The Pettengill Family Resource Center will be to continue with current services and to ultimately reinstate prevention education programs and psychosocial services for area children and families. The secondary goal will be to strengthen the Pettengill House Community Partnership. The Pettengill House currently partners with over forty local and state agencies and organizations who work together to provide a variety of services and expertise to our local community. The second site will also assist in alleviating space issues. Thanks to all who helped to make this possible through donations of time, equipment, furniture and supplies.
This year's first Local Poverty Matters Study Group will take place Wed, October 1, 2014 and feature Deb Smith, Executive Director of The Pettengill House and Coordinator of Pettengill's Award Winning School Link Service Program. Ms Smith will discuss the "Effects of Poverty and Homelessness on School Aged Children" The program is sponsored by Pennies for Poverty, is free and open to the public Wednesday October 1st, 7-8 pm, at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 26 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, MA.
The mission of The Pettengill House, Inc. is to support and empower children and families by providing education, comprehensive case management and basic needs; and by coordinating community supports that contribute to individual and family stabilization, personal growth and development.