On June 4, LSA clients gathered for the first time to attend our jewelry-making workshop. Students were eager to learn the techniques behind the craft and the instructor, Kirsten - who has been creating jewelry for over two decades, was excited to share her knowledge.
In the midst of making beautiful jewelry, stories were told while laughs and smiles were exchanged.
The purpose for the new LSA Creativity Collaborative initiative is to empower our clients who are interested in entrepreneurial endeavors. This initiative, that evolved from a crafts workshop for our clients in 2016, gives them an opportunity to learn a skill, utilize it and potentially create a business.
Bill Cummings, the founder of the Cummings Foundation, has written a thought-provoking book entitled "Starting Small and Making It Big: An Entrepreneur's Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist." Below you’ll find a review of the book written by Heather Lauten, Esq. a member of the Cummings Properties team. You can purchase a copy of the book [here]. All proceeds go to charity!
The all-day workshop provided an opportunity for our staff to collaborate with family support providers like Early Intervention and Head Start as well as public school educators and Massachusetts state leaders.
Welcome to the new and improved Lynn Shelter Association (LSA) website! We are excited to provide more information about what we do, who we serve and how you can get involved.
Over the past two years, the Lynn Shelter Association has gone through several transformational changes - improving the ways in which we serve our clients and interact with our community.
Utilizing services available through Community Support for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness (CSPECH), Laura was able to secure a single room occupancy (SRO) in the Osmund as part of LSA’s permanent supportive housing program.
Thanks to the generous support of the Agnes Lindsay Charitable Trust and the TJX Foundation, the children at our Independence House family shelter can now enjoy a beautiful, fully renovated and fully equipped playroom.
Frank first learned of LSA at a United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley Board Connection event in May 2017 and felt compelled to take action.
Offered in partnership with the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine and with partial funding from our friends at Cell Signaling Technology in Beverly, we were able to offer a series of classes that taught participants about the power of plant-based nutrition for optimal health.