Resources

We’re gathering resources here in order to connect you to the organizations and initiatives you’re interested in! If you have one to add, please contact us.

Support For Our Unhoused Neighbors

Life Connection Center

Life Connection Center could use help with their Night Owl program, 7pm to 12am.

They also need donations, especially cold weather supplies.

Useful items include:

  • Luggage & duffle bags for containing belongings for easy transport
  • Heaters (camping appropriate)
  • Mylar sleeping bags
  • Bottled water
  • Ponchos
  • Jackets and coats
  • Gloves and mittens
  • Umbrellas
  • Gently Used or New Towels for Shower Service
  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Toilet paper
  • toiletries
  • Outreach Snacks

That first item is important. We anticipate sweeps will continue. Folks therefore need a way to keep their belongings together and easy to transport on short notice.

Items may be dropped off Monday through Friday 8am-6pm and Sunday through Thursday 7pm-10pm at 192 Appleton Street. (978) 997-0588

Amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/ARW4F37SG12T?ref_=wl_share

Opportunities to help at Lowell Transitional Living Center

The LTLC is always in need of volunteers. This is another venue where Solidarity Lowell members can show their support for our unhoused neighbors. 978-458-9888

If you would be interested in joining a group from Solidarity Lowell in a service day at the shelter, please email contact@solidaritylowell.com.

Eliot Church Day Center

Eliot Church, 273 Summer St

Provides breakfast and lunch, and day space. St. Paul’s Kitchen serves dinner.

For more information on how you might help:
https://eliotlowell.org/daycenter/

Hunger And Homelessness Commission Has An Opening

If you are a resident of Lowell or a non-resident affiliated with a Lowell organization or institution and believe in and support the special interests of the hungry and homeless and are willing to work on behalf of the City of Lowell on this issue, this may be for you.

The Commission meets once a month, usually on the first Wednesday, for 60-90 minutes. Meetings are open to the public.

For more information on the Commission opening: https://g.co/kgs/dBzTu77


Community Orgs

Food and Food Security

Mill City Grows – To improve the physical health, economic independence, and environmental sustainability in Lowell through increased access to land, locally grown food, and education.

Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Inc. (MVFB) – Our mission is to provide adequate nutrition and freedom from hunger.

Open Pantry of Greater Lowell – The mission of The Open Pantry is to relieve hunger in our community. We aim to connect people to a variety of filling, nutritious, and culturally-appropriate food as well as to other community resources; to advocate on behalf of those in need locally, statewide, and nationally; and to engage with others in building food security.

Housing and Durable Goods

Coalition for a Better Acre – As a community development corporation (CDC), CBA is a professional, not-for-profit organization providing economic development, real estate development, and resident empowerment to promote and support our community and region.

Community Teamwork, Inc. – CTI is committed to “strengthen communities and reduce poverty by delivering vital services and collaborating with key stakeholders to create housing, education and economic opportunities.”

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell (HFHGL) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works without discrimination to strengthen families and communities by building and renovating simple, decent, safe, energy efficient, and affordable homes.

House of Hope – The House of Hope, a temporary shelter, provides advocacy and care for homeless families.

Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership – The mission of the Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership is to promote responsible and sustainable home ownership opportunities for low and moderate income earners by producing comprehensive training and counseling as well as promoting the use of special mortgage products and down payment assistance programs.

The Wish Project – The mission of The Wish Project is to provide people in need in the Merrimack Valley with basic furniture, home and baby goods, primarily through reusing and recycling. By providing basic goods to people in crisis, we help end needless suffering in the short term, while helping to end homelessness in the long term.

Education and Children

Acre Family Child Care – Acre Family Child Care provides a pathway for women to achieve economic independence by operating high quality child care businesses in their homes.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell – To inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens through dedicated staff and innovative programs, provided in a safe environment.

Girls Inc. Lowell – A pro-girl and girls-only environment that is physically, socially, and emotionally safe and confirms that girls can succeed and deserve to be taken seriously for the persons they are now and the women they will become.

Community Services

Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA) of Greater Lowell – The CMAA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Cambodian Americans and other minorities and disadvantaged persons in Lowell through educational, cultural, economic, and social programs.

Lowell Association for the Blind – LAB’s mission is to support, educate, and nurture the blind and visually impaired residents of the Greater Merrimack Valley by helping them enrich their lives and gain independence.

Lowell Community Health Center – Our mission is to provide caring, quality and culturally competent health services to the people of Greater Lowell, regardless of financial status; to reduce health disparities and enhance the health of the Greater Lowell community; and to empower each individual to maximize overall wellbeing.

Lowell House, Inc. – Lowell House, Inc., incorporated in 1971, began as a twelve (12) bed residential treatment program in response to the needs of middle aged, male, recovering alcoholics. The Recovery Home continues to operate an eighteen (18) bed program on Appleton Street in Lowell.

Other

NonProfit Alliance (NPA) of Greater Lowell – The mission of the NPA is to build collaboration that strengthens the influence and impact of community-based organizations through sharing resources and advancing excellence in administration.

Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC) – Public Access TV (Channels 8, 95, 99) and Media Center. LTC fosters open access to information and communication technologies for the distribution of free ideas, community development and personal empowerment.

Greater Lowell Interfaith Leadership Alliance – The Greater Lowell Interfaith Leadership Alliance (GLILA) is open to and welcomes leaders from diverse faiths within the Greater Lowell area.