North Andover Community Support Services Department

The Community Support Services Department advances individual and community wellness and growth by providing personal support and community partnership and engagement to members of the North Andover community. Resources available include individual support and advocacy, information and referral services, and guidance through various needs.

The Community Support Services Department is based out of the North Andover Police Department and works closely with all departments in the town. Community Support currently has two full-time staff members and utilizes the support of interns and volunteers. Deanna Lima, MA has been the program coordinator since the department first formed in September 2018 and Crystal Clunie, MSW joined as a Case Manager in November 2021. 


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Share the Cheer – the North Andover Holiday Lights Map is Back for Another Year! #turkeytown

Is your home or business in the holiday spirit?  Help share the cheer by signing up to have it listed on the interactive 2021 North Andover Holiday Lights Map.  

Fill out the form here to have your address listed.  A link to the map will be sent out on Saturday, November 27th and will be updated daily to include new submissions.  North Andover residents and businesses will have until December 22, 2021 to register their street address to be shared on the map.  


*If you would like to send an image of your festive display to also be included on the map, please email it to Sarah Brush:  sbrush@northandoverma.gov*
 
Please be considerate of the participants, neighbors, and other vehicles on the road.  We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season!

Help the @NoAndoverPolice Department Cram-A-Cruiser with non-perishable food items!

North Andover Police Department

CRAM-A-CRUISER 

FOOD DRIVE


Thanks to your generosity, last year 9,405 items were collected during the NAPD's Cram-A-Cruiser events!


Help the North Andover Police Department Cram their Cruisers with non-perishable food items and personal care items to benefit the People’s Pantry at the North Parish of North Andover.  The Food Drive will be held on Saturday, December 4, December 11, and December 18, 2021 from 9am-noon at North Andover Market Basket, 350 Winthrop Ave.


Donations can also be dropped off 24/7 at the North Andover Police Department, 1475 Osgood Street.

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Be on the lookout for a NEW survey from the Town of North Andover in partnership with Polco/National Research Center

Did you get a postcard from the Town of North Andover about a survey and are wondering if it’s legitimate?  It is and we need your help!   
The Town of North Andover has partnered with Polco/National Research Center to conduct the survey.  The survey went to randomly selected North Andover households and businesses.  If you were one of the lucky households or businesses that received a survey postcard via mail, please respond to the URL link provided to you on that postcard.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  
Didn’t get a postcard but want to share your thoughts and opinion?  Your chance to take the survey is coming!  Next week, we will share a link that will allow you to take the survey online.
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📍 Happening This Weekend – the North Andover Santa Parade!! 🎅🏻 Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Noon

Please join us again for our traditional Santa Parade. The highlights this year, besides Santa, will be an elf on stilts, a monster truck from EarthWorks, the North Andover 375th Anniversary Float, several youth sports leagues, and entertainment from several dance schools and musical groups!

The North Andover Santa Parade will be held on November 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM. It will start at the Middle School on Main St., turn onto Elm St., Water St. and back onto Main St., ending at Sutton St.

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Community Preservation Committee Applications are Open- Share Your Project Ideas!

The North Andover Community Preservation Committee has opened up grant applications for projects proposed for Fiscal Year 2023. The Committee will be hosting a public hearing at their December 9th meeting for residents to share their thoughts on public needs, opportunities, and how Community Preservation Act funds should be invested. 

Join us on Thursday, December 9th at 7 p.m. in the Select Board Meeting Room at Town Hall for the meeting. Per the Community Preservation Committee’s charter, the Committee must hold an annual hearing to seek information from the public on public needs, possibilities, and resources related to community preservation. Sharing your thoughts on these topics can greatly help to guide investment in high priority community resources or even inform a project idea of your own.  

Funding for Community Preservation Committee projects is provided through a local tax surcharge and matching funds from the state. The public, Town government, and local organizations help determine how this funding is spent by proposing local projects that help to preserve community heritage, protect local resources, and foster the development of new resources. Each year the North Andover Community Preservation Committee offers funding for projects related to open space, historic preservation, recreation, and affordable housing. The Committee makes recommendations to Town Meeting, which votes on the funding. Watch this presentation from the Committee to learn more about the investments in local resources that have been made with Community Preservation Act funds over the past 20 years.

If you are interested in applying for funding, please verify that your proposed project is eligible. Learn more about project eligibility criteria here. This year’s applications are due Friday February 4th, 2022.

Find grant applications and more information on the funding process at the Community Preservation Committee web page. Please feel free to reach out with questions to Dan Beckley, Staff Planner, at dbeckley@northandoverma.gov or reach out directly to the Committee at cpcemails@northandoverma.gov.


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