Newburyport Bank Charitable Foundation Donates $15,000 to Link House, Inc.

The Newburyport Bank Charitable Foundation has donated $15,000 to Link House, Inc. The donation will be used specifically for the purchase of new bedroom furniture for its Progress House longer-term residential housing program located in Amesbury, MA.

Link House, Inc., provides residential programs in Salisbury, Newburyport and Amesbury for men and women who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions. The non-profit organization was founded in 1972 and has successfully served more than 5,500 men and women with their gender-specific substance use recovery programs. Progress House itself is a longer-term residential program where 25 men work on their recovery in a highly supportive, safe, and sober environment for a period of up to two years.

“Sadly, substance abuse had been on the rise, and the recent Pandemic exacerbated that,” stated Lloyd L. Hamm, President & CEO of Newburyport Bank. “Its impact on individuals, their families, and society at large are profound. Fortunately, we have in our midst a wonderful organization like Link House that tackles the issue head-on. Their multifaceted programs address substance abuse at its core, and provide a path forward for those affected. The work they do is vital to the long-term sustainability of our communities and we’re proud to support their efforts.”

About Newburyport Bank
Newburyport Bank is a state-chartered mutual savings bank headquartered in Newburyport, MA. The Bank was founded in 1854 and currently has 11 locations in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and over $1.4 billion in assets. Deposits at Newburyport Bank are federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), with excess insurance provided by the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). As the premier full-service community bank in the Greater Seacoast Region, the Bank offers a complete range of personal and business products and services, as well as the most advanced technologies in online and mobile banking. In addition to its ongoing commitment to the needs of the community, in 2003, the Newburyport Bank Charitable Foundation was created to further carry out the Bank’s long history of community involvement by providing grants to local nonprofit organizations. For further information call toll-free 844-639-3483, or visit the Bank’s website at

From left: Christine Turner, Senior Director of Services, Link House; Tom Whalen, Director of Men’s Services for the Elms and Progress House; Jo Ann Klatskin, SVP Newburyport Bank; Gary Gastman, PhD., Link House Executive Director