The Lowell Transitional Living Center is the largest homeless shelter and support organization north of Boston with 90 beds and 70 emergency beds. We provide shelter, food, services and support for the chronically homeless and those left homeless by crisis—job loss, illness, fire or other disaster. At LTLC we are committed to helping our clients make the transition to stable, permanent housing. Last year, 128 of our clients made that transition and continue to receive support services.

Housing First

LTLC supports our clients throughout their journey as they take each step to permanent, affordable housing. We have adopted Housing First as our approach to ending homelessness. We aim to rehouse people as soon as possible, and we provide support services that encourage housing stability.

Our approach matches what people experiencing homelessness want and seek our help to achieve, and it is particularly effective for people who have lost their homes due to a personal crisis.

  • We provide intensive services for the chronically homeless.
  • Many of our programs, including the Meals program, are open to the wider community.
  • Clients can continue to access these programs after they move into new homes.

Housing First is a national model recognized for its success in assisting those who are homeless due to crisis achieve independence, saving the system considerable costs.