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Our Mission

The Lynn Shelter Association believes every person deserves a place to call home. Our mission is to provide a safe environment for each individual to define and  pursue their goals for independence and self-sufficiency. 

We work alongside individuals and families to create a supportive environment- by listening and building relationships- empowering them to define and pursue their goals. We provide shelter, supportive services, housing solutions and access to a continuum of community supports to more than 1,000 individuals and families at risk for and experiencing homelessness each year.

Our History

Incorporated in 1984, Lynn Shelter Association (LSA) has developed shelter programs, case-management services and housing opportunities for homeless individuals and families throughout the North Shore of Boston. During our 32 years of taking care of homeless people, our mission has remained focused on providing care, compassion and tools to help our clients open the door to a home of their own. We remain committed to ensuring access to our services and to educating the community about our programs and the impact of homelessness in our society. 

Our programs and services are free to our clients. We provide shelter and supportive services to more than 1,000 homeless individuals and families each year. Our Adult Emergency Shelter  has 44 beds available year round. During the winter season, when more people seek shelter with us, we offer additional sleeping space on mats. 


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Board of Directors



Michael Tarmey, President

Frank Nitkiewicz, Treasurer

Walter Guptill, Clerk


Francis A. Mancini, Esq. Dominic Ferrari

Dayle Persons Bridget Kimball

Sheila Byrd Rev. Clyde Elledge

J. Michael Anderson Paul T. Crowley




Mark Evans

Executive Director


Danielle Rossewey

Senior Program Director Family Shelters


Barbara Renda

Chief Financial Officer


MIke Hiland

Program Director Emergency Shelter and CSPECH


Tracie Hines

Interim Director of Development


Tom Lorello

Director of Clinical Operations and Training



Employment at LSA

Working at Lynn Shelter Association is rewarding for those with a desire to make a difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness.  Our compassionate, team-oriented and innovative staff are our biggest asset and we provide full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, short and long-term disability, generous paid time off within the first year, sick time and mileage reimbursement. 

If you are interested in working at Lynn Shelter Association, please contact us at

Lynn Shelter Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Direct Care Worker

Case Manager - Family Shelter

Other Opportunities

The Commonwealth Corps project at LSA will support the development and implementation of new Enrichment Center/Programming to support the economic mobility and workforce development needs of our homeless clients, as well as establish a new volunteer engagement program across the organization to increase our capacity and leverage the impact of our work.