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Community Support Services

Community Support Services at 100 Water Street, Lawrence, MA

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center offer services to the general Greater Lawrence community at its 100 Water Street location. Community health workers staff this location, where confidential testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV, and Viral Hepatitis is offered, at no cost to you, along with other support services, described below.

Opioid Prevention, Education, and Naloxone Distribution Program

Offers comprehensive education on signs and symptoms of overdose, offers naloxone to targeted groups (active opioid users and friends/family), and training on naloxone administration.

Prevention, Integrated Counseling, Screening and Referral (PICSR)

One of 12 Massachusetts DPH-funded community-based programs that provides free and confidential STI, HIV and Hepatitis screening and treatment referral, and Hepatitis A and B immunizations to specific target populations. Other services include syringe access and Narcan education and support, group and individual level interventions and stationary and mobile outreach in the Merrimack Valley.

Syringe Service Program (SSP)

Based on a harm-reduction model, this program offers products designed to keep clients as healthy as possible while dealing with substance abuse issues.

Outreach and Enrollment (Community-based)

Community health workers from GLFHC are active in the community and provide assistance with enrollment into health insurance programs.

Mobile Food Market

NEW HOURS! Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and the Greater Boston Food Bank collaborate on a Mobile Market once per month from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, open to patients and community members. Volunteers are needed beginning at 10:00 am to help package the produce.

The Mobile Food Market is a farmer’s market style event, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables free to anyone who registers.

Those interested in registering can call (978) 689-6731 to schedule an in-person appointment, or print, fill out and bring the following documents to be registered the day of the market:

We’re always looking for volunteers! If you’d like to help out at the Mobile Food Market, please call (978) 689-6731 and ask for Luz Rodriguez.

Mobile Food Market Dates for 2023-2024:

  • October 28, 2023
  • November 18, 2023
  • December 16, 2023
  • January 27, 2024
  • February 24, 2024
  • March 23, 2024
  • April 27, 2024
  • May 18, 2024
  • June 22, 2024
  • July 27, 2024
  • August 24, 2024
  • September 28, 2024

Syringe Services Program

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s Syringe Services Program helps keep the city clean & safe. Sharps disposal kiosks can be found at these locations: 

  • Main Site | 34 Haverhill St., Lawrence
  • North Site | 150 Park St., Lawrence
  • Community Support Services | 100 Water St., Lawrence

If you find a discarded syringe, do not pick it up and attempt to dispose of it yourself. Please fill out the form below and a member of our team will ensure that the syringe is properly disposed of. 


Lawrence Community Works


  • Rent Assistance
  • Financial Management
  • Asset Building / Credit Building

ACT Lawrence


  • Homebuyer Workshops
  • Financial Management
  • Credit Building
  • Youth Leadership Program

Lawrence Working Families Initiative*


  • Housing Resources
  • Financial Management
  • Employment Searching
  • Job Skills
  • Higher Education
  • Teachers Aide Training Program
  • *You must be a parent of a student currently registered in Lawrence Public Schools

      Neighbors in Need – Infants in Need

      • 60 Island St., Suite 214 East, Lawrence
      • 978-685-8321


      • Assistance with baby needs, including diapers, formula, baby food and baby clothing

      Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity


      • Home Ownership
      • ReStore (second-hand furniture and appliances)

      Valley Works Career Center


      • Employment Searching
      • Unemployment Applications
      • Job Skills
      • Youth Summer Jobs

      Lazarus House Food Pantry

      • 242 Hampshire St., Lawrence
      • 978-332-5013

      Lazarus House Good Shepard Soup Kitchen

      • 412 Hampshire St., Lawrence
      • 978-269-5280

      Neighbors in Need Food Pantries

      Salvation Army Food Pantries

      • 250 Haverhill St., Lawrence
      • 978-682-8030

      Food for the World Pantries

      Cor Unum Meal Center

      Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

      • c/o The Center – 155 Haverhill St., Lawrence
      • 978-620-3540

      Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Food Pantry

      • 10 Reed St., Haverhill
      • 978-372-3626

      Greater Lawrence Community Action Council

      • 305 Essex St., 2nd Floor, Lawrence
      • 978-681-4960

      Greater Lawrence Community Action Council

      • 141 Tenney St., Methuen
      • 978-681-4963

      Groundwork Lawrence Farmers Market

      Summer Eats Program

      • Various locations in Lawrence
      • 978-975-2762

      Greater Lawrence Community Action Council

      Northeast Legal Aid

      Lazarus House Emergency Shelter

      • 48 Holly St., Lawrence
      • 978-794-8447

       YWCA Transitional Housing

      Daybreak (Psychological Center) Temporary Shelter

      • 19 Winter St., Lawrence
      • 978-975-4547

      Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT)

      • c/o Community Teamwork, Inc. – 17 Kirk St., Lowell
      • 978-459-0551

      Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

      • 73 Buffum St., Lynn
      • 781-595-7570