Lynn Shelter Association relies on private giving to fulfill our mission. Thank you for sharing your good will with others less fortunate.

Lynn Shelter Association is a non-profit and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. To access Lynn Shelter Association’s 990 tax information and charitable rating, please visit  

Your gift makes a direct impact on the lives of adults and children facing homelessness. Contributions small and large are valued and critical to meeting client needs, improving or expanding services and providing safe shelter 365 days a year.

Looking for a creative holiday gift?

On behalf of the Lynn Shelter Association, this project took place over a six month winter/spring season right here in Lynn. With no specific direction of what to photograph, our clients tapped into their creativity and self- expression using photography, meeting with mentors each week. The words and images in this book have been on exhibit around the Commonwealth and reflect the unique courage, humor and creative possibilities within the homeless clients we serve, becoming a timeless inspiration.

- Susan Ogan, Photographer and Karen Bowden

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To support projects like this and others, all donations may be mailed to the address below with checks payable to Lynn Shelter Association, or you may donate securely online using our Donate button.

Development Office
Lynn Shelter Association
91 Liberty Street
Lynn, MA 01901

For more information, please contact the Development Office at 781.581.0739 ext. 101

Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 Grants Program

Lynn Shelter Association was the proud recipient of a Cummings Foundation $100K for $100 grant awarded in 2015. The Cummings Foundation grant has allowed Lynn Shelter Association to operate its emergency shelter 24/7 during the winter months so people in Lynn experiencing homelessness can remain warm and dry with access to a continuum of care that leads people from homelessness to housing.

To date, Cummings Foundation has awarded more than $100 million to a diverse group of local nonprofits, and Lynn Shelter Association is honored to be a 2015 beneficiary. Pictured above is Alison Brookes, LSA Board President, accepting the LSA award from Bill Cummings at the 2015 reception.

Through its annual $100K for 100 grants program, Cummings Foundation awards 100 grants of $100,000 each to nonprofits in Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk counties.  

For more information about the Cummings Foundation and the $100K for 100 grants program, please visit