Founded as the Middlesex Shelter in 1986 in response to the number of homeless individuals living on the streets of Lowell, our agency has since grown to be the largest shelter and homeless support organization north of Boston. For over 30 years, we have delivered on LTLC’s mission to serve the most vulnerable population in our region. The following table lists our primary programs:

Emergency Shelter   60 adult beds 
Case Management Each client works closely with a case manager to find stabilization/housing
Meals Program Open to all LTLC clients only. It serves 3 meals a day, 365 days per year, averaging over 300 meals each day
Winter Emergency Beds Provides an additional 30 beds and case management services
Supportive Housing Case management services for housed clients who need ongoing support
Health Care for the Homeless Program A collaboration with Greater  Lawrence Family Health Center’s Health Care for the Homeless program,  volunteer nurses, and partner agencies providing an onsite clinic, health navigator,  and improved access to community health providers
Mental Health and Detox Behavioral Health referral program and referrals and transportation to detox
Employment Search  Case managers assist in the employment search
Education Onsite HiSET (formerly GED) program in collaboration with Lowell Public Schools Adult Education Department
Rep Payee Highly successful money management program for clients unable to manage their own funds
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