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Banking for the Community 2017 Nominees

Action, Inc.
Action's Mission is to improve the quality of life for low-income residents of Cape Ann. They provide the following services: Advocacy and Housing; Compass Youth Program; Elder Home Care; Energy affordability programs; Emergency Homeless Shelter; and Employment, Training and Education programs. actioninc.org

Cape Ann Animal Aid
Cape Ann Animal Aid is a non-profit, no kill organization dedicated to facilitating appropriate placement of adoptable animals and enhancing the lives of all companion animals by promoting respect through education, outreach and well-being. Cape Ann Animal Aid

Cape Ann YMCA
The Cape Ann YMCA is committed to meeting the needs of the people of Gloucester and Rockport and provides opportunities and programs that foster social growth and healthy development of spirit, mind and body. northshoreymca.org

Care Dimensions
Dedicated to helping those affected by life-limiting illness to live each day as fully and comfortably as possible. Care Dimensions meets the needs of the whole person by integrating physical, emotional, social and spiritual support. hns.org

Educational Foundation for Rockport (the)
The primary mission of the Foundation is to manage funds in support of all fields of study in the Rockport schools, including science, technology, arts and the humanities. Donations support innovative, pilot projects that the school has deemed important to supplement the current curriculum and the Foundation’s general endowment for future endeavors. Educational Foundation for Rockport

Essex Senior Center / Council on Aging
An independent corporation whose purpose is to raise money for programs for all Essex seniors by way of membership dues and fund raising.

Gloucester Education Foundation
Since 2005, this non-profit organization has sponsored new and innovative programs as well as provided support for programs that had been eliminated or significantly curtailed due to cutbacks. gloucestereducationfoundation.com

Grace Center
Restoring Community through Service and Giving. Gloucester is a community built on helping our neighbors and supporting one another. The Grace Center currently provides: daily breakfast and lunch, transportation, nursing services, life skills/job readiness, health screenings/testing, advocacy and referrals, yoga, and SBIRT assessments to those in need. Grace Center

Manchester / Essex Education Fund
A non-profit charitable fund established in 1974 to provide scholarship assistance to graduating seniors. Since its inception, the mission has broadened to include the funding of unique opportunities for current MERHS students. Its mission remains the same: to help students and their families to take advantage of the finest educational opportunities available. When you give to the Manchester Essex Education Fund, you help pay for college scholarships granted to over 48 college-bound students every year. Manchester Essex Education Fund

North Shore Health Project
Promoting wellness in people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C by providing advocacy, case management, and holistic and support services in a person-centered, inclusive setting. Health Project

Old Farm Rockport
Supportive Living, Inc.’s (SLI) 4th residential program. Provides secure, comfortable, and affordable housing for survivors of brain injury and cognitive/neurological disorders, Old Farm Rockport also ensures each resident receives individualized treatment, personal care, as well as cognitive and physical therapies specific to their needs. Old Farm Rockport

Open Door Food Pantry
Open Door Food Pantry’s mission is to alleviate hunger in the communities of Cape Ann. They provide free meals and food, advocacy, job skills training and job placement. foodpantry.org

P.A.A.R.I.
The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) supports Gloucester Police Department and other police departments nationwide that believe in treatment over arrest and serve as a stigma-free entry point to treatment for individuals with heroin and opioid use disorders. P.A.A.R.I.

Rose Baker Senior Center
A Senior Citizen’s Center that provides services of nutrition, health, recreation, transportation, information, and referral programs to the elderly of Gloucester. Rose Baker Senior Center gives great care and opportunities to the senior citizens of Cape Ann. Gloucester COA

St. Vincent DePaul
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule. Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
St. Vincent DePaul of Gloucester

SeARTS
As a coalition, seARTS cultivates Cape Ann’s position as a world-class center for working artists. Our members are committed to transforming Cape Ann’s economy by bridging its maritime heritage and a future powered by the arts. SeARTS Gloucester

SeniorCare
SeniorCare Inc. serves an area that represents more than 27,000 residents aged 60 and over. We provide services to adults with disabilities and elders in nine communities. Established in 1972, SeniorCare has approximately 100 employees and nearly 400 volunteers. The volunteers and staff work to fulfill its mission as a consumer-centered organization which provides and coordinates services to elders and others. This allows them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice, while remaining part of their community. SeniorCareInc.org

Wellspring
Wellspring will provide help to over 1,600 people this year. Their basic needs assistance will help people facing homelessness through: Emergency shelter for families; Housing Search assistance for families living in motels; Emergency homeless prevention funding and guidance; Assist families who have recently experienced homelessness and moved into permanent housing connect with community resources to keep moving forward; Their Holiday Store and Back to School backpack programs; Permanent homes for 11 low-income people at our lodging house; Advocacy for affordable housing and issues related to homelessness. wellspringhouse.org