Worthwhile Initiatives That Empower the Community

Leaving the Streets Ministries in Haverhill, MA has a wide range of programs and services that are geared toward uplifting lives and making the community a better place. With your help, we can sustain these initiatives so that more people can benefit from them.

  • Mentoring
  • Emotional support
  • Spiritual care
  • Resources for housing, employment, detox programs, aftercare programs, and solutions to family issues
  • Employment assistance and opportunities for people who struggle to find work due to past criminal and/or addiction history
  • Assistance for broken families who must navigate the department of social services system
  • Assistance with housing program applications
  • Resources of transport to detox programs, care packages, and assistance with the next phase of recovery via aftercare programs
  • Resources for emergency services and hotlines
  • Bus passes (temporarily limited), transportation, toiletries, as well as food and clothing vouchers
  • Adult mentoring
  • Empowerment group for women
  • Youth mentoring with special focus on those involved or affected by gang-related activities
  • Free computer training, free haircuts (barber/hairstyling training), carpentry training, and photography training

A Noteworthy Accomplishment

The Beyond the Wall project was able to get Minister Ruiz to speak at Shirley Medium Prison—definitely a big deal for those behind bars. This goes to show that great things can happen behind prison walls in Massachusetts.

Awards and Recognition


Grand Opening