River House provides a safe place to sleep and meals for up to 34 men each day.
Guests find more than shelter at River House, where caring and committed staff works to help them find jobs, permanent housing, and medical care.
The staff also helps guests access benefits, such as those for veterans, senior citizens, and the disabled.
At night, the dining room is turned into sleeping quarters with yoga mats and cots and there are 12 bunks on their lower level.
They provide guests with sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels, as well as storage for personal items and clothing.
Each guest has access to a hot shower and free laundry facilities.
On the second floor of River House is their congregate living area, which provides a supportive and affordable rental opportunity for five formerly homeless individuals.
Each tenant has a private bedroom and shares a common living room, a kitchen, two bathrooms, laundry facilities, and the responsibilities of household chores.
Tenants also receive case-management services to assist with goal planning and life-management skills.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to end the crisis of homelessness. We believe the way to solve this crisis, one person at a time, is to provide housing with supportive services, to encourage personal and income development, and stability in physical and mental health. We do this through our three locations in Salem, Beverly, and Gloucester.