What to Expect at Lowell Transitional Living Center

“I was sleeping in a car before I came to the shelter. Without my Case Manager I wouldn’t be here, at home. I love it here.” -Wayne, housed in December, 2016

Thank you for visiting Lowell Transitional Living Center’s (LTLC) welcome page.

The Lowell Transitional Living Center is the largest homeless shelter and support organization north of Boston with 90 beds and 70 emergency beds.

To stay in one of our shelter beds you can visit the front desk between 10am and 4pm for an intake. Your intake will include a drug test and breathalyzer. You will receive the rule book and a bed assignment.

The emergency beds operate November thru April and there is no requirement to pass a drug test or breathalyzer. emergency beds are cots with blankets, sheets, and pillows. You can take a shower, talk to a caring staff member, and eat breakfast with us in the morning.

At LTLC we are committed to helping our guests make the transition to stable, permanent housing. We aim to rehouse people as soon as possible, and we provide support services that encourage housing stability.

The decision to enter into a shelter is a brave step. We hope you’ll visit us at 193 Middlesex Street.

Here is what you can expect:

Welcome: When you enter LTLC for the first time you’ll be greeted by staff at the Front Desk who can start the intake process and assign a bed for you, give you any information you need, and help you feel more comfortable.

Meals: The LTLC Community Meals program serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. Breakfast and dinner are open to the whole community. Breakfast starts at 6:45 a.m., lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., and dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.

Meeting with a Case Manager: If you’d like to meet with a Case Manager you can sign up at the front desk. Case Managers are referral specialists and can connect you to the services you need to get back on your feet.

Shelter: Shelter residents receive access to beds, meals, Case Managers, showers, laundry, healthcare, and mental wellness workshops.

Health Care: Every Monday night guests can receive free health care at LTLC including general check ups and help with injuries, cuts, frostbite, and other hazards from living on the streets.

Housing: Case Managers are on a mission to get you into housing as fast as possible. There will be many challenges ahead but with your Individual Service Plan and the guidance of your new advocate you will find that roads open up and hopes start to become realties.