Helping People.
Changing Lives.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Action Inc. offices will be closed the week of August 3rd – August 7th, 2020.

The shelter will remain open, but is currently full and will not be accepting new guests. You may contact us using the info below, but responses will not be made until after the office re-opens on Monday, August 10th. For program-specific issues, please use the following contact information:

  • Client and Housing Services (benefits assistance, housing assistance, etc.): email 
  • Education and Training Center (Job Training, Adult Education, or COMPASS Youth Program): email 

Cape Ann Emergency Response Fund

In partnership with the City of Gloucester, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, and working with local municipalities, Action Inc. has launched the Cape Ann Emergency Relief Fund to help hourly workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund will support food service, retail, hospitality, childcare and other hourly workers struggling with lost income.

To DONATE to the fund, please click here.

To APPLY FOR HELP, please click here.

Español: puede dejar el mensage en español al número 978-282-1000 extensión 234, y un representante que habla español le regresará su llamada.

Português: pode deixar sua mensagem em portugues no numero 978-282-1000 ramal 234, e uma pessoa retornara sua chamada em portugues.

Please visit our COVID-19 Resources page for up-to-date information and additional support

Action Inc. is here to help

Action Inc. is about helping people and changing lives. We’re dedicated to empowering people and building a stronger, more productive community. We offer affordable housing and homelessness prevention, fuel assistance and energy conservation programs, and education and job training. We are a welcoming place where you can find help, hope, and support when you need it most.

Having an impact in our community

Action Inc. supports programs that bring positive change to people’s lives and strengthen our entire community. Our mission is to create opportunities that promote a thriving Cape Ann for all. Action Inc. is always at the forefront of addressing local community needs.

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households maintained or worked to secure stable housing last year


households received emergency heating assistance last year

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students in our COMPASS Youth Program gained full-time employment or enrolled in post-secondary education

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