Local Poverty Matters to Focus on Emergency Assistance

February 9, 2015

This free discussion group on poverty in the Greater Newburyport area will meet on Wednesday evening, March 4, from 7-8 pm in the basement classroom of the First Religious Society Church (26 Pleasant Street). The topic in March is the “Family Stabilization and Emergency Assistance Program” established by Pettengill House and funded, in part, by a grant from Pennies for Poverty.

Tiffany Nigro, Assistant Executive Director of Pettegill House will describe how their new initiative helps families in financial crisis so that they can remain safely in our community. The Pettengill House is a community-based social service agency with locations in Salisbury and Amesbury that provides services to nine local communities.

The Local Poverty Matters Study Group explores different aspects of poverty in Greater Newburyport in its meetings on the first Wednesday evening of the month. It is jointly sponsored by the Social Action Committee of the First Religious Society and Pennies for Poverty, a local non-profit organization that is working to raise awareness about the effects of poverty in our area.

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