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We need your help providing meals to some of the most vulnerable people in the Greater Lowell area. Our meals program cooks and serves 3 meals a day, 365 days a year, providing an average of 350 meals each day. Through our Dinner Donor program you can sponsor a meal on a date of your choosing….a great way to honor a birthday, or remember a special person. Learn how here (PDF).

Volunteers Needed!

Can you give a few hours a week or month? Our volunteers are critical to helping run our programs. If you believe in our mission to serve, please consider donating your time and talent. Can you serve on a fundraising committee? Organize a drive at work? Provide administrative help? Learn more about volunteering here.

Brian Williams

"They gave me my life back."

You'd have a hard time finding a harder worker than Brian Williams. When he was only 16, his father died suddenly. Brian dropped out of high school to help his mother support his 11 brothers and sisters. He worked full time driving a front-end loader for a construction company when he was barely old enough for a driver's license.

But, in an all too familiar story, alcohol destroyed the life he was building. Once he began drinking, he couldn't hold down a job and couldn't make the rent. "It destroyed my life. Destroyed two marriages along the way. I lost everything."

He slept in the back of a car until it just got too hard to keep going. He found himself at the doors of the Lowell Transitional Living Center.

"I never thought I would end up in a shelter. At first, it was embarrassing. I'm a good person. I'm a hard worker. I didn't belong here. But sometimes you have to suck up your pride. It's better to sleep someplace warm and dry than be sleeping in the street with your pride.

At LTLC Brian found the help he needed to turn his life around. AT 46, he's now sober and living in an apartment the case managers helped him find. He works as a janitor and volunteers regularly at the center.

"I want to give back for all they did for me. They gave me my life back."

Lowell Transitional Living Center • 205-209 Middlesex Street • Lowell, MA 01852 • Tel: 978-458-9888