Our Triage Services Supervisor, Tamieka Thomas, started working at our shelter in February 2009, working one-on-one with our clients to find affordable, safe, and stable housing, and managing the Representative Payee Program, managing the clients’ benefits to help guide them towards independence. She now manages our team of Program Advocates, welcoming people into our shelter and overseeing the environment to keep everyone safe.

“I like helping people. It feels good to be an advocate or a resource to somebody who doesn’t have that. What I love the most about working with homeless individuals is seeing their transition from being homeless to moving into an apartment.”

Tamieka has an Associate Degree in Human Services from Middlesex Community College and is working towards her BA in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML). 

“From doctors, to students, to children, to a married couple living happily ever after –anyone could be homeless. We should care about homelessness because it is a serious cause of our community that needs to be improved. It’s not what people want; it is what people need.” 

– Tamieka, LTLC Triage Services Supervisor