Area Catholic Charities hires new assistant director

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Eagle Tribune -- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston has announced that Ethel Higgins has joined the non-profit as the Assistant Director of the North and Merrimack Valley divisions headquartered in Lowell and Lynn. 

As Assistant Director, Higgins will oversee staff and social services programs as well as cultivate new and existing collaborations with local parishes and community organizations. 

Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities serves 30,000 people in need each year in Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill and 28 surrounding communities through a wide range of programs including food, fuel, rent, and utility assistance. In addition to basic needs services, programing includes GED preparation for young parents, job search services, a program for grandparents serving as parents, and Brigid’s Crossing, a residential program for pregnant and parenting teens.

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