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Northshore March 2018

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32 MARCH 2018 NORTHSHOREMAG.COM PHOTOGRAPH BY SCOTT MURRY Peabody is a sprawling city known for many things, including its reputation as a North Shore shopping destination and the business, biotech, and other rms that call the city home. But Peabody is also known as something else: a hub for health, from Lahey Medical Center and Boston Children's at Peabody to social service organizations like Citizens Inn to the city's beautiful green spaces, like the 8-mile Independence Greenway bike path and rail trail and the city-owned and -operated Brooksby Farm. One of the city's most important social service organizations is Citizens Inn, which in July 2017 merged with Haven from Hunger to create a single organization that aims to break the cycle and stigma of hunger and homelessness with a food pantry, housing services, career training, and other programs. "ose programs are critical [for people], from xed-income seniors to low-income families to people living on the streets of Peabody," says Corey Jackson, the executive director of Citizens Inn. Since the July merger, there have been a lot of changes and improvements at Haven from Hunger, which still operates its food pantry and community meal program at 71 Wallis Street. Jackson says more than 100 families—and sometimes as many as 130—come through the food pantry each day, and the meal program serves between 30 and 60 people each night. Jackson says that among the planned improvements are renovations and an expanded dining hall on the second oor, which will provide a more dignied and dedicated dining space and allow the rst oor to function exclusively as a food pantry. A commercial kitchen and oce spaces for professionals like housing coordinators and mental health counselors are also planned, all of which will help clients make the transition out of hunger and homelessness. "Food insecurity is why they're entering the pantry, but there's a host of other issues that are going on with each family that we can help them face in that trusted place," Jackson says. D A T E O F S E T T L E M E N T 1626 D A T E O F I N C O R P O R A T I O N 1855 A R E A 16.8 square miles P O P U L A T I O N 52,376 Z I P C O D E 01960 M E D I A N H O U S E H O L D I N C O M E $ 65,515 Citizens Inn executive director Corey Jackson. The program recently merged with Haven from Hunger, which operates at 71 Wallis Street. Brown Elementary, Burke Elementary, Carroll Elementary, Center Elementary, McCarthy Elementary, South Elementary, Welch Elementary, West Elementary, Higgins Middle School, Veterans Memorial High School Business executive Jack Welch; MLB player Je… Allison; Olympic swimmer Samantha Arsenault; early American astronomer, mathematician, and navigator Nathaniel Bowditch; Salem witch hysteria victims Giles Corey, Martha Corey, and John Proctor; Peabody's namesake, businessman, and philanthropist George Peabody S C H O O L S N O T A B L E R E S I D E N T S / F A C E S + P L A C E S / THE DETAILS Patients from around the world travel to Boston Children's Hospital for cutting-edge pediatric care, and its North Shore campus is located right in Peabody. 10 Centennial Dr., 781-216- 3400, For all your orthopedic medicine needs, turn to the professionals at Sports Medicine North. 1 Orthopedics Dr., 2nd Floor, 978-818-6350, Lahey Medical Center, Peabody, offers a 24-hour emergency department; the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center; and a wide array of medical services including allergy, ophthalmology, pulmonology, orthopedics, and more. 1 Essex Center Dr., 978-538-4000, Locations/Medical_Centers/Peabody.aspx Peabody Hospitals

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