Merrimack Valley

Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities (MVCC) is a community service site of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston.   MVCC helps nearly 30,000 people in need from Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill and surrounding communities annually through a wide range of services.  The programs at Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities strive to prevent hunger and homelessness for local families in a financial emergency; engage young parents through skill building and education;  provide elders support as they raise their grandchildren; and support families in their effort to build safe, nurturing environments as they follow their own path back to self sufficiency.

Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities
70 Lawrence Street
Lowell, MA 01852
978-452-1421 or 978-454-9946 (food pantry)
Services: Basic Needs, Counseling, Family Support Services, Food Pantry, Grandparents as Parents, Parent Support Services

Brigid's Crossing
Services: Shelter

Haverhill Area Healthy Families
191 Merrimack Street, Ste 202
Haverhill, MA 01830
Services: Home Visiting Program


Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities serves people of all faiths from the communities of: Amesbury, Andover, Ashby, Ayer, Bedford, Billerica, Boxborough, Carlisle, Dracut, Dunstable, Georgetown, Groton, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Littleton, Lowell, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Pepperell, Salisbury, Shirley, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsboro, West Newbury, Westford