Northern Essex Community College

Coastal serves as a practicum site for college students enrolled in the Direct Support Professional Certificate Program.

University of Mass/Lowell - Electrical Engineering Department

Student from UML complete their Senior Capstone project in electrical engineering by designing assistive technology projects for individuals attending Coastal Connections.

Boy Scouts

5 Boy Scouts have completed their Eagle Projects at Coastal Connections. In addition, one staff person is a qualified Boy Scout leader and he teaches the Disability Awareness Badge. This has resulted in many troop visits to Coastal to fulfill the requirements of that badge.

Pettengill House

Coastal served as a host site for the annual coat drive held by Pettengil House. Assisted with annual fundraiser; organized backpacks for distribution.

Turning Point

Coastal serves as a summer intern site for the Summer Urban Youth Program. Several high school students work at Coastal each summer to introduce them to the field of human services. These students are paid in full by Turning Point.

Amesbury Police Department

Officers bring a once per month birthday cake to Coastal - donated by Stop and Shop.

Amesbury Fire Department

Completed Fire Demonstration - complete with Smoke house, ladder truck and hoses for whole agency.

Amesbury High School

Students at AHS worked with individuals from Coastal Connections to make 1000 ribbons for the Red Ribbon campaign.

Additional Partner Programs Held in 2016

Heart to Heart Program

Coastal created art work that was sent to soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center and Deb and Sheila assisted with the bundling of cards to send to the hospital with a wide array of community volunteers.

Amesbury High School Rhythmics

Performed for Coastal Connections at holiday event.

Chamber of Commerce, Amesbury

Co-sponsored various community events including annual meeting, holiday sponsorships of needy family.

Be a Buddy, Not a Bully program

Co-Sponsored community breakfast to kick off campaign; packaged all the Be a Buddy Not a Bully bracelets for all area schools for distribution.

Red Ribbon for Safety Campaign in collaboration with the Amesbury Police Department

Coastal was responsible for creating nearly 3000 red ribbons and distributing them throughout the community in early December to remind drivers to drive safely; NECN news filmed a segment for their new show; also filmed by local cable TV.

Seabrook Community Table

Coastal provides a monthly lunch for up the free lunch program at Seabrook Community Table.

Provided Gratitude bags for 9/11 tribute at Fire Station

Presented gift bags to the members of the Amesbury Fire Department.

Volunteered at Heritage Towers - local apartments for low income and people with disabilities

Exec. Dir., CFO, several staff and family volunteers served 2 dinners at Heritage Towers to residents. We were then invited to a Volunteer Luncheon as a thank you.

Essex County Sheriff's Outreach Program

A program run 2 times per year, 6 consecutive weeks - run by the Essex County Sheriff's department - Coastal has had 4-5 individuals attend each session every year / In addition Coastal Connections hosted a thank you brunch for the staff from the Sheriff's Outreach program here at Coastal.

Built and donated a new podium to the City of Amesbury

Individuals in the Maker's Studio program designed and built a podium which was presented at a City Council meeting in Amesbury with many of the individuals involved in the building present.

Collaborated with Anna Jacques Hospital to create a Christmas tree for the Salisbury Festival of Trees

Coastal Connections designed and built the Christmas tree, AJH decorated the tree.

Community Sites/Outreach/Volunteer sites

Hope Church in Newburyport

Weekly small group volunteers to complete various tasks at the church.

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center

Complete office work, collating packets.

Amesbury COA

Several individuals work as greeters, monthly bingo.

Volunteer with landscaping and animals.

Volunteer with landscaping and animals.

Seabrook Community Table

Coastal makes sandwiches on a monthly basis to supplement their weekly meals program.

John Greenleaf Whittier Home

Assisted with Holiday decorations, general moving of furniture, donated goodies for their summer tea and holiday party; donated jam to their fundraiser.

Lowell Boat Shop Coastal Apprentice Program

Volunteer weekly in boat shop, build small projects.

YWCA Newburyport - Strength Training, Fitness

Newburyport YWCA for weekly fitness.

Maplewood Manor Nursing Home

Volunteers set up dining room weekly.

Our Neighbor’s Table

Set tables for community dinner, stock warehouse and store.

Hope Community Church

General maintenance once a week; weekly assorted chores.

Flatbread Restaurant

Intern site to work prepping the dining room.

Haverhill City Hall

Volunteer in book store and in City Hall cafe.

Amesbury Parks and Recreation

Put together gift bags for October event.

Meals on Wheels, Salisbury

Assist with preparation of food to be delivered.

City of Amesbury

Completed spring planting of town owned flower pots and at the Doughboy Cemetery and Civil War monument.