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Greater Lawrence Ywca – Oasis Project Domestic Violence Shelter

38 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
(978) 682-3039
Domestic Violence Transitional Shelter.
The OASIS Project at the YWCA of Greater Lawrence is a transitional housing service of the YWCA’s domestic violence program. OASIS is a comprehensive program where women with children establish and work towards personal and professional goals so that they may overcome family violence and homelessness to lead safe, self-sufficient lives. Similar in its philosophy and scope of services, the YWCA Residence houses ten formerly battered woman who are homeless who do not have children in their care. OASIS and The YWCA Residence enable women and families to establish a source of income and stability so they can move on to permanent, safe and affordable housing. These residences are more than housing. Participants establish and work towards personal and professional goals while they stabilize their families, employment
and emotional well-being. Eligible participants need to meet certain criteria before making an application for an interview. The program coordinator reviews applications before interviews are conducted.


Lawrence Community Works

168 Newbury Street, Lawrence, MA 01841 (978) 685-3115
Services: Helps people in low income areas. Resources and programs administered help with home rehabilitation programs, housing counseling, eviction prevention, and mortgage foreclosure assistance.


Lawrence Housing Authority

353 Elm Street, Lawrence, MA 01842
(978) 683-2751
Housing authorities provide decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low and moderate income residents. Oftentimes they provide section 8 housing choice vouchers for those that qualify for low income housing. Most every housing authority that provides vouchers currently has multi year waiting lists.
Housing authorities also provide low income public housing options that also often have multi year waiting lists.


Lazarus House Ministries

412 Hampshire Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 269-5284
Services: A program known as St. Luke’s Dental and Medical Program provides community clinics in the region. The free center also offers patients free dental care and medical care. The clinic is for those patients who have no health insurance and those who cannot afford to see a medical doctor or dentist.


Daybreak Emergency Shelter for Men and Women

19 Winter Street, Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 975-4547
Emergency Shelter for Men and Women.
Allows up to 40 guests. 30 men allowed and 10 women allowed.
Services Provided: Counseling; AA meetings; 2 meals/day (lunch in-house for people w/ medical problems); clothing when available; Spanish; handicap accessibility; on- site clinic; day programs; transportation; limited storage facilities. Must be over 18 years old. There is a 9:00 pm curfew.
Daybreak Shelter provides temporary shelter, up to thirty days, for homeless men and women over the age of eighteen. It is one of the last “Wet” shelters in the state, meaning we allow individuals under the influence of alcohol or substances to stay, though we do not allow alcohol or substances to be brought onto or used on our property. The Shelter is open from 5:00 pm on a first come, first served basis, to 8:00 am each day. Breakfast and dinner are served each day.


Glcac, or the Greater Lawrence Community Action

305 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
(978) 681-4900
Services: mostly provides referrals. Qualified low income families can get support for their basic needs from government benefits such as WIC or the Head Start services. There are also programs focused on energy bills and heating expenses. These are funded by the state of Massachusetts and federal government grants, and can be called upon for either energy conservation or to pay delinquent utility bills.
Other resources include Project SENIOR or child care vouchers. Case managers
can offer referrals to food stamps, disability, and similar benefits too. Resources
are for families in Methuen, Lawrence, and Andover only. More Greater Lawrence Community Action Council.


Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Call (978) 686-0090
Services: This community clinic provides primary medical and health care and community medicine for residents regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay for their medical bills or current programs.
Low cost or free community clinics
Service Areas: Lawrence


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