What to Expect

Lowell Transitional Living Center is the largest homeless shelter and support organization north of Boston with 90 beds and 70 emergency beds. You should expect to loose an amount of privacy due to the number of people, and it won’t be easy to overcome your personal obstacles, but you can also expect an environment of caring, sensitive staff who will go out of their way to help you adjust. Stress is common, but there is always someone to talk to. All you need to do is ask. Here is what you can expect as an LTLC Guest:

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.

LTLC remains open through the COVID-19 pandemic catering to the basic and case management needs of the homeless population within the Merrimack Valley. We continue to follow social distancing protocols and sanitize our premises for the health and safety of our community, clients and staff. Contact for more information on shelter operations