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.
Thomas Holland, President
Bliss Wallace, Vice President
Cathleen Landry, Treasurer
Linda L. Anderson-Mercier, Clerk
Robert C. Seamans III
Andrew Oliver, President Emeritus
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.
All of the River House guests’ personal information is kept confidential and is protected in accord with both State and Federal Privacy Laws. The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is used by River House to collect relevant data on the local homeless population in order to assist State and
Federal agencies in allocating funds to geographical areas in need of resources. Guest participation in HMIS is voluntary.
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Please make your check payable to: “River House, Inc.” Mail to: River House P.O. Box 3226 Beverly, MA 01915
A filling supper 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:
Please consider staying for dinner. Your companionship will be very much appreciated.
Contributions to River House, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization,
are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Federal Tax ID Number is 20-4539306
A River House representative 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. If you’d like to have us speak to your organization, please contact us at 978-921-1304.