Helping homeless individuals return to lives of self-sufficiency.
River House helps homeless individuals return to lives of self-sufficiency.
We provide homeless individuals with temporary shelter and the opportunity to work in partnership with our staff and the community to find stable income, adequate health care, and a permanent home.
In all that we do, we are guided by our commitment to hospitality, mutual respect, and personal integrity.
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The shelter was run by the City of Beverly through Beverly Bootstraps in the former McDonald’s restaurant on Water St. in Beverly.
The shelter was run at the River House by the Salvation Army.
The shelter was run in the former McDonald’s by the Beverly Emergency Shelter Coalition in partnership with the Greater Beverly YMCA.
River House became incorporated as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit entity.
River House partnered with North Shore Community Action Programs (NSCAP), which served as the administrative and fiscal agent for River House, Inc.
River House provides a safe place to sleep, a filling supper, and a fortifying breakfast for up to 34 men each day. Guests find more than shelter at River House, where caring and committed staff works to help them find jobs, permanent housing, and medical care. The staff also helps guests access benefits, such as those for veterans, senior citizens, and the disabled. Our shelter is modest. We have 12 bunks on our lower level. At night, the dining room is turned into sleeping quarters with yoga mats and cots. We provide guests with sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels, as well as storage for personal items and clothing. Each guest has access to a hot shower and free laundry facilities.
On the second floor of River House is our congregate living area, which provides a supportive and affordable rental opportunity for five formerly homeless individuals. Each tenant has a private bedroom and shares a common living room, a kitchen, two bathrooms, laundry facilities, and the responsibilities of household chores. Tenants also receive case-management services to assist with goal planning and life-management skills.
Health insurance applications Housing applications and referrals In-house mental health and relapse prevention treatment Employment counseling and referrals Referrals for legal assistance Follow-up services and advocacy after guests move into permanent housing.
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Contributions to River House, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our federal tax ID number is 56-2345287.
Please make your check payable to “River House, Inc.” and mail to: River House PO Box 3226 Beverly, MA 01915
A filling supper a means the world to the homeless men who turn to River House for help. For much of the year, Endicott College generously donates our evening meals but when Endicott is on break, we turn to our friends in the community for help.
Won’t you help by providing a dinner for River House? It’s a great way for friends, families, colleagues and faith communities to come together to make a real difference. You can cook at your house, here at River House, or pick up the phone and order take-out.
If you’d like to provide a meal…
River House Board would be happy to speak to your school, church, or organization about homelessness and how River House is making a difference in the Beverly area. She often invites one or two of the shelter guests to accompany her, so you can get a first-hand view of homelessness. If you’d like to have us speak to your organization, please contact Cindy Beckford, Support Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-921-1304.