Family Child Care

CDE is a Family Child Care System under contract with the Department of Early Education and Care.  We provide support and assistance to family child care educators as well as to the children participating in their programs and their families. We provide child care services to children from infants to school age.  We have services from 6:00am up to 11:30 pm for parents that work second shift.


For more information, please contact:
Ybelka Ortiz, Senior Director of Operations
[email protected]

Infant Supply Program

We distribute diapers, formula, and other baby supplies for all the children in the family under the age of 5 to families in need. Families can receive help once each month. Our office is located at 60 Island Street, Suite 251 -East and we are open Monday to Friday 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.

There are 13 food pantries locations  serving the Greater Lawrence community

Weekly Food Pantries—open to all:

Iglesia Adventista Del Septimo Dia Jerusalen/South Congregational Church
Tues. 8:30-9:30 am  | 198, South Broadway

Christ United Methodist Church
Tues.10:00-11:00 am |  207 Haverhill Street

Methuen Public School Family Resource Center,
Tues. 5:30-6:30 pm. | 10 Ditson Place, Methuen, MA 01844

Ministerio Apostólico Jesucristo es el Señor
Wed. 8:30-9:30 am | 96 E. Haverhill Street

Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc.
Wed. 10:00 am | 141 Tenney Street

Boys and Girls Club 
Thurs. 8:30-9:30 am | 136 Water Street

Iglesia Adventista Del Septimo Dia
Thurs. 10:00 -11:00 am |  279 South Union Street

Third Baptist Church
Fri. 9:00 -10:00 am  |  22 Warren Street


Diapers, baby food & formula are available:

Neighbors In Need Office
Mon-Fri 9:00 am-1:00 pm  |  60 Island Street, Lawrence


For more information, please contact:
Linda Zimmerman, Executive Director
[email protected]
Facebook: Neighbors In Need
Instagram: @NeighborsInNeed_Lawrence

Early Intervention Services

Our Early Intervention/Birth to Three teams work – with children who are experiencing a developmental delay or who are at risk for delay because of family or environmental challenges. Our CT Birth to Three team provides diagnostic evaluations and works specifically with children who have an autism spectrum disorder. Services are available in homes, community settings or at South Bay Early Childhood sites. Depending on a child’s needs, our Early Intervention/Birth to Three services may include developmental evaluations, parent and/or child groups, parent support and education, home visits, speech, physical and occupational therapy.


For more information, please contact:
Kelly Petravicz, Program Director
[email protected]
Facebook: South Bay Community Services
Instagram: @SouthBayCareers
LinkedIn: South Bay Community Services
Twitter: @SouthBayCS

Parent and Families Training/Job

A variety of Early Childhood training, education, and licensing programs for those interested in a career in education.


For more information, please contact:

Luisana Lizardo 


[email protected]
Facebook: The Community Group
Instagram: @thecommunitygroup190

Counseling Services

We offer free and confidential counseling services to survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence. We work with children, youth, adults and their loved ones by providing crisis intervention and psychoeducational sessions. We also offer a 24 hour hotline, support groups, accompaniment to the hospital, police stations and/or court. Additionally we impart educational trainings/workshops and make referrals.


For more information, please contact:
Mariel Batista, Director of Community Services
[email protected]
Facebook: YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts