Essex County Child Services (Massachusetts)

Search for Essex County, Massachusetts child services programs provided by Child, Youth and Family Services, Child Support Offices, Child Abuse Prevention Offices, Juvenile Justice Centers and WIC Offices.


A Essex County Child Abuse Prevention Center is a government agency at the Massachusetts State, Essex County, or local level that is charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect. Essex County Child Abuse Centers provide a number of child protective services, including collecting reports on suspected child abuse or neglect, investigating suspected cases of abuse or neglect, and providing services to prevent child abuse and domestic violence in Essex County, MA. Child Abuse Offices may also offer training, support, and assistance on how to report and prevent child abuse.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Child Abuse & Neglect Salem MA 1 Salem Green 01970 978-741-8567


A Essex County Child Support Office is a government agency at the MA State, Essex County, or local level that assists custodial parents in obtaining financial support for their children. Essex County Child Support Offices provide a number of services to support children’s welfare, including establishing paternity, locating non-custodial parents, and collecting Essex County child support payments. Child Support Offices also help enforce Essex County Court orders for child support and assist families in receiving additional benefits for children. Child Support Offices provide services for anyone in the community who may be eligible for child support payments.

Essex Youth Department Essex MA 26 Martin Street 01929 978-768-3414

Massachusetts Department of Children & Families Salem MA 45 Congress Street 01970 978-825-3800

Saugus Youth & Recreation Department Saugus MA 400 Central Street 01906 781-231-4022


Essex County Child, Youth, and Family Services is a government agency at the MA State, Essex County, or local level that provides a range of services to assist children, youth, and families. Child, Youth, and Family Services Offices offer early childhood services, including childcare support, family nutrition programs, and support for children with developmental delays. These offices may also run programs to end youth homelessness, prevent adolescent pregnancy, and prevent violence against children and youth in Essex County. Some Child, Youth, and Family Services programs also manage Essex County foster care and adoption services.

Lawrence Child Support & Social Service Office Lawrence MA 15 Union Street 01840 978-725-7100

Salem Child Support & Social Service Office Salem MA 35 Congress Street 01970 978-825-7300


A Essex County WIC Office is a local branch of the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Essex County WIC programs provide nutrition assistance for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance. In addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits, including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help obtaining other Massachusetts social services.

Amesbury WIC Office Amesbury MA 44 Friend Street 01913 978-388-2575

Beverly WIC Office Beverly MA 4 Ocean Street 01915 978-922-2110

Gloucester WIC Office Gloucester MA 302 Washington Street 01930 978-281-4540

Haverhill Northern Essex WIC Office Haverhill MA 145 Essex Street 01832 978-374-2191

Lynn North Shore WIC Office Lynn MA 20 Central Avenue 01901 781-599-7290