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Be a Dinner Donor!

We need your help providing meals to some of the most vulnerable people in the Greater Lowell area. Our meals program cooks and serves 3 meals a day, 365 days a year, providing an average of 350 meals each day. Through our Dinner Donor program you can sponsor a meal on a date of your choosing….a great way to honor a birthday, or remember a special person. Learn how here (PDF).

Volunteers Needed!

Can you give a few hours a week or month? Our volunteers are critical to helping run our programs. If you believe in our mission to serve, please consider donating your time and talent. Can you serve on a fundraising committee? Organize a drive at work? Provide administrative help? Learn more about volunteering here.

Services

WHAT WE DOTHIS YEAR AT THE LTLC


WHAT WE DO

We provide expertise, support, care, services and education to help individuals regain their dignity and self-sufficiency. More specifically ...

We Provide Housing

  • Emergency and Transitional shelter – our facility houses 90 single adults in a supportive environment.  Each person who stays at the LTLC begins a process that is geared toward ending their homelessness.
  • Expanded Winter Beds – in winter we expand our capacity by 45 beds so everyone in the Greater Lowell area has an opportunity to sleep indoors during the harsh weather months. Our Bad Weather Bed program opens the shelter to those who may not normally come inside and offers the opportunity for our case managers to reach some of the most chronically homeless individuals.
  • Supportive Housing – the 12 single room apartments owned by the LTLC  provide housing for individuals in our Supportive Housing Program.

We Feed the Hungry through our Community Meals Program

We provide over 350 sit down meals each day, 365 days a year, to the area’s most needy individuals.  That’s over 127,000  meals a year.  We feed people in our programs, those living on the streets, and low income people who are not homeless. We feed all who show up at our doors.



 

We Provide Supportive Services

  • Case Managemment – The LTLC’s Case Management Program is the heart of our organization.  Each person who arrives at the LTLC meets one of our outstanding case managers.  Together they develop a plan that will lead to employment and housing.  Sometimes it is the little things that require the help of a case manager, such as obtaining a form of identification, or accessing health care.  Other times the problems are long standing and difficult.  Either way our dedicated team of case managers and care workers provide support, education, and guidance on the road to housing and self-sufficiency.
  • Outreach to Homeless on the Streets – Our mission extends down to the riverbanks and the railroad tracks where our committed team of outreach workers develop relationships with those on the street and encourage them to come in to the LTLC for help.
  • Access to Health Services – In partnership with the Lowell Community Health Center we have a part-time RN on site for assessment and triage, and Elliot Community Health provides a mental health specialist who is available for consultations.
  • Referrals and Transportation to Rehabilitative Facilities treating drug/alcohol addiction – When needed, we work with those needing detox and drug/alcohol rehabilitation to access programs that provide these services, as well as transportation to these facilities.
  • Education Services – The LTLC has an active GED program that takes place right at our center.  Last year 44 people enrolled in this program.



THIS YEAR AT THE LTLC

  • Over 127,000 meals were served in our Community Meals Program
  • Over 1100 adults sought services at the Center.
  • 761 people utilized an Emergency Shelter bed. 
  • 153 adults were moved into permanent housing, including  23 considered “chronically homeless”.  About 94% of those we helped with housing remain in that housing today.
  • 44 adults enrolled in  GED classes held at the Center
  • 12 adults were housed and supported through our case management services in LTLC owned apartments
  • Eight clients participated in Budget Buddies, a program that combines workshops on budgeting, banking and credit along with one on one mentoring for low income women. 
  • Over 300 volunteers provide help with meal preparation, serving meals, sorting donations, assisting clients with financial paperwork,  providing administrative help, and greeting people at our front desk.


 

 

Lowell Transitional Living Center • 205-209 Middlesex Street • Lowell, MA 01852 • Tel: 978-458-9888