Newburyport – The Newburyport Bank Charitable Foundation has donated $25,000 for the Pettengill House School Linked Service (SLS) program. The donation will help Pettengill House expand to meet growing needs in local communities and school districts (Newburyport, Triton, Pentucket and Amesbury). SLS links home, school, and community to provide critical social service support for at-risk children and families. The primary goal of SLS is for all children to come to school ready to learn.
The Pettengill House itself is a multi-award-winning non-profit social service agency for the local community, providing services to support at-risk individuals, children and families through education, intervention and a therapeutic system of care. Formed in 1994 by a diverse group of local residents, the organization has locations in Salisbury and Amesbury, MA. Its far-reaching services support over 3,000 clients, and in recognition of its work it has attracted over 50 local, community and state partners.
“For almost 30 years The Pettengill House has been at the forefront of providing vital services to families in our community,” said Lloyd L. Hamm, President & CEO of the Bank. “Their commitment to the growing needs of at-risk children and families has led to the creation of many new programs including SLS. So, we’re very happy to help financially as the need for the program expands. You simply cannot measure how valuable SLS is and will continue to be.”