Salem Community Resources
The following links/sites offer resources for all members of the Salem community. Varying from general to specific, you will find resources for women and children, LGBTQ+ folks, people with disabilities, veterans, immigrants and refugees, and more. For physical copies of these guides, please visit the Salem Public Library Reference Department. For questions or specific phone numbers and addresses, please contact the Reference Department at (978) 744-0860.
Salem Community Resource Guide
This guide was created by Rosa Melissa Medarano, Yvonne Vissing, Sara Moore and Yvonne Ruiz of Salem State University. It offers information on an extensive list of topics, ranging from After School Programs, to Domestic Violence Services, to LGBTQ+ resources.
From the introduction: “This guide was created to help the residents of Salem, Massachusetts locate the resources they may need to improve the quality of their lives. There are many resources in our community but we do not always know where to find them. Our hope is that this guide will help residents find needed services, resources, and providers in the Salem community. We have tried to create a comprehensive resource guide for the community, but resources come and go, so it is possible that this information will change.”
Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc.
From the ILCNSCA Homepage: “The Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann Inc. (ILCNSCA) is a service and advocacy center run by and for people with disabilities. ILCNSCA supports the struggle of people who have all types of disabilities to live independently and participate fully in community life.
The ILCNSCA pursues this mission through a combination of self-advocacy services and community action. Self-advocacy services are designed to enable participants to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve personal independence. ILCNSCA organizes and supports collective action by people with disabilities aimed at positive social change, the elimination of discriminatory barriers, and the creation of supportive and fully accessible community environment.”
The ILCNSCA Yellow Pages offer various resources for people with disabilities, women and children, LGBTQ+ folks, seniors, people struggling with addiction, and more.
Mass.gov, Refugee and Immigrant Service Provider List
Refugee and Immigrant Service Providers
This is a list of services for refugees and immigrants in the Greater Boston area. For phone numbers or websites, please call the Salem Public Library.
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
MIRA Resources From the homepage: “The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. We serve the Commonwealth’s one million foreign-born residents with policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, strategic communications, citizenship assistance, and AmeriCorps initiatives that provide capacity-building for community-based organizations.”
Mass 211 offers resources for all members of the Massachusetts community. From the homepage: “Every day, someone somewhere in Massachusetts needs to find essential community services, an after school program, a food bank, or where to secure care for an aging parent. Many face these challenges, but don’t always know where to turn for help. The Solution is to Dial 2-1-1.
Mass 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. It serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources. Always a confidential call, Mass 211 maintains the integrity of the 9-1-1 system saving that vital community resource for life and death emergencies.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Mass 211 is an easy way to find or give help in your community.
Mass 211 responds immediately during times of crisis, to field calls regarding the crisis and to direct callers to services most appropriate for their needs. If you are unable to reach 2-1-1 due to your telephone or cell phone carrier, a toll-free number is available 1-877-211-MASS (6277); Hearing impaired callers can reach us using 508-370-4890 TTY
Victim Services Resource Directory for Essex County
This directory was created by Essex District Attorney, Jonthan Blodgett in 2010. This guide includes resources spanning a variety of topics: Batterer Intervention programs, Childen Services, Elder Abuse Protective Services, Community Education, Housing, Legal Services and Teen Programs.