LYNN — Cheri Veilleux said “bad karma” reduced her options to living in Lynn Shelter, but she hopes her love for jewelry making will lead her to small business success and independence.
Veilleux is participating in Creativity Collaborative, a partnership between Lynn Shelter Association and artists who help shelter clients express themselves, relax, and explore potential entrepreneurship opportunities through art.
LYNN – Lynn Shelter Association (LSA) was recently awarded a three-year grant totaling $75,000 from the Peter and Elizabeth Tower Foundation to serve homeless young adults struggling with substance use disorders.
Last year, the Lynn Shelter Association placed 67 families — comprised of some 300 individuals — in permanent housing. There are 64 units in the association’s three family shelters, and each family gets a key to their own room, which includes a small refrigerator and food cabinet. The shelters also have large kitchens and congregate dining areas. LSA provides families with a safe, supportive space and three meals daily from the Greater Boston Food Bank. Snacks are also provided. Mark Evans, executive director of the Lynn Shelter Association, and Tom Lorello, director of Clinical Operations and Training, said food issues mostly occur before and after individuals and families become LSA clients. “When they’re with us, there is food, they are fed,” said Lorello. “Before they join us and when they leave us, there’s often a choice: rent or electricity or food.”
Beginning April 8, the Cloister Gallery will be featuring "Off the Grid," a photography exhibit aimed at changing the face of homelessness using photography
Residents of the Adult Emergency Shelter on Willow Street were treated to a kindness brunch on Sunday and reciprocated in giving back to the community by participating in The Kindness Rock Project.
At Soup-er Sunday, an event organized by the Jewish Teen Initiative Boston in Marblehead, 120 teens from the North Shore put on their chef’s hats for a good cause.
Boston - Lynn Shelter Association and other homeless prevention organizations are turning to mathematicians to help their clients.
The Lynn Shelter Association Fundraiser was a warm celebration of our community. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and guests, the evening was a great success and raised over $33,000 in donations!
The Lynn Shelter Association, which assists and enriches the lives of more than 1,000 homeless individuals each year, is re-energized these days. Its shift to a “housing first” model has resulted in 67 families being placed into safe and stable homes, up from 44 a year ago.
The Lynn Shelter Association received $140,000 in grant and endowments over the past few months.
More than 85 teenagers from across the North Shore joined forces on a recent Sunday to paint, plant, build and cook at the Lynn Shelter Association.
The Essex County Community Foundation honored the van Otterloo family of Marblehead – headed by Ejk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo – and Gloucester resident Thomas Burger of The Hamilton Group in Beverly for their support and philanthropy.
U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, has been focused on efforts to combat opioid abuse.
Karen Byron is working to end homelessness among the city’s young people. Byron, a consultant for the Lynn Continuum of Care, a group of nonprofits whose mission is to find housing for the displaced, is conducting a Youth Count Housing and Homeless survey.
This winter, Lynn Shelter Association vice president Karen Bowden came to the shelter to ask residents if anyone wanted to be trained to use a camera to chronicle their daily lives on the streets.
On Sunday, April 17 more than 80 teens and parents from the North Shore volunteered their time to perform a complete interior and exterior makeover of Lynn Shelter Association’s (LSA) Bridge House family shelter program located at 24 Baker Street in Lynn.
The Lynn Adult Emergency Shelter may not be a place most people would choose to sleep — but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be welcoming and comfortable.
The American Dream rolled over and died again on a recent morning. This time the setting was a spit of oceanfront land tucked behind the Lynn-way, with views of Boston.
Patrick Byrne shies away from pats on the back and praise but he will have to grin and bear the kind words next Thursday when St. John’s Prep honors Byrne — Prep Class of 1969 — as its first No One Walks Alone Advocacy Award winner.
Officials are reminding residents to be aware of the city’s elderly and to use caution as chilling temperatures head into the region.
Christmas donors showered 500 gifts and 200 pieces of clothing on a Lynn family shelter’s four dozen residents.
City officials and some members of the local homeless population expressed concern about safety and adequate shelter in encampments along the Lynnway as the first winter approaches since a popular day program was cancelled.
A $178,000 federal cut shut down the Willow Street program in March, leaving an estimated 60 people without a place to go during the day.