ADRC Quick Facts:
What is an ADRC?
The Aging & Disability Resource Consortium (ADRC) of Northeastern Massachusetts is a partnership between Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (ESMV) and The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. (NILP), both located in Lawrence, MA. In addition, NILP also serves the coverage area of a sister Independent Living Center, the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. (ILCNSCA), for specifically NILP’s North East Recovery Learning Community (NERLC) peer services and also works with the Greater North Shore Link ADRC of the North Shore area of Massachusetts in that capacity and the Greater North Shore Link is based in Danvers, MA. The ADRC assists individuals and family members who are looking for services and supports to help them remain in the community and live independent lives.
Who does the ADRC serve?
- Persons age 60 and over***
- People with all disabilities age 14 and over***
- Family members and caregivers
What services does the ADRC offer?
- Information and referral to individuals at all income levels
- Eligibility determination for state-funded services and supports
- Benefits counseling, employment support, peer mentoring, skills training, and advocacy
- Assistance in examining all community options available so that informed decisions can be made
- Comprehensive assessment and identification of needs
- Entry to over 40 services including:
- Personal Care Services
- Crisis Intervention/Protective Services
- Meals on Wheels
- Home care
- Group Adult Foster Care
- Family Care for Adults
- Supportive Housing
- Deaf and Hard of hearing Independent Living Services
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Youth Transition Services
What towns does the ADRC serve?
Currently, the ADRC serves the 23 cities and towns of the Merrimack Valley Region through NILP and ESMV. An additional 33 cities and towns are covered specifically through NILP’s NERLC for the ILCNSCA and a partnership with the ADRCGNS.
How do I contact the ADRC?
You may call or email the ADRC directly, come to one of our offices, or a specialist may come to your home if a more in-depth assessment of you needs is necessary.
Call 1-800-892-0890 or 1-800-845-6457 (Voice/TTY)
***Please note that certain programs have specific eligibility requirements.
Your Voice and Your Choice – Long Term Care Options Counseling
Are you considering nursing home care either on a short term or long term basis?
Would you like information about support services to help you live independently in the community?
We may be able to help
Long Term Care Options Counseling is a free service offered by the Merrimack Valley Aging & Disability Resource Consortium of Northeastern Massachusetts.
What is the Merrimack Valley ADRC?
Merrimack Valley ADRC is a partnership between Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (ESMV) and The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. (NILP).
The Merrimack Valley ADRC can assist you and your family in finding out about in-home services, meals on wheels, transportation, and other resources to help you to live as independently as possible in your community.
Who do we serve?
People age 60 and over. People under age 60 with a disability. Family members and caregivers.
What We Do –
Our professionally trained staff will work with you and your family to connect you with the resources and services to fit your current situation and preferences.
We can talk with you privately on the phone, personally visit you in your home, or meet you in the hospital, or a nursing home.
Begin with a phone call to either agency today:
Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. (ESMV) – Phone: (800) 892-0890 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. (NILP) – Phone: (978) 687-4288 or by email: email@example.com
This is a free service offered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts