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Every three years we ask you how we can serve our community better.  Please take our Community Survey! Your feedback is confidential and for statistical purposes only. 


What's New

Partnerships + Funding + Community Support = Reduced Homelessness  Read about Action Emergency Shelter's integrated services

Employment & Training Winter/Spring Program Schedule

ˇAprenda El Inglés!  Learn English!  Aprenda Ingles! Free English classes start January 9th

Action Shelter plans efficiency units Gloucester Daily Times 7/31/06

Action Toy drive missing its 'Mr. Santa Claus' Gloucester Daily Times 7/10/06

Action 41st Annual Meeting Photos 6/14/06

Action housing advocacy Gloucester Daily Times,  May 22, 2006

Action Energy alternative energy programs Boston Globe 4/9/06

"Unity through English language" Gloucester Times editorial 4/14/06

Certified Medical Assistant video Medical Assistant training program introductory video 2/1/06

Click here to read more Action news.


ADULT FOSTER CARE of the North Shore

180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA tel. 978/281-2612

Visit their website at AdultFosterCareNS.com

What is Adult Foster Care?

Family living for disabled adults who can no longer live safely alone.

Who is eligible to participate?

Any adult who is disabled or elderly and needs assistance in order to live in the community. When admitted to the program, applicants must be continent, motivated, and oriented to time and place.

What is the cost?

Adult Family Care is funded by Medicaid. Home caregivers are paid monthly for room, board, and personal services.

Who lives with whom?

Participants are carefully matched to families on the basis of common interests, location, physical suitability of the home, and the ability of the host family to provide required care.

What kinds of homes are needed?

Many kinds of homes are needed. Any family or person who has an extra room may be eligible to become a caregiver. Caregiver homes are selected from caring applicants of all ages. Training is provided, and professional support is readily available.

Please call us to:

• Obtain more information

• Become a participant

• Provide a caregiver home

• Refer someone to the program

• Have someone from our program speak to your group or organization

Adult Foster Care of the North Shore was founded under the umbrella of Action, Inc. It is now a separate non-profit.


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