LTLC outreach brings the most vulnerable people in our community into our shelter and provides lifesaving services to address serious medical, mental health and/or substance abuse problems. As a trusted connection between life on the streets to shelter and housing, LTLC outreach helps to ease the transition and remains a stabilizing force for a population in crisis.
Funding outreach services is the most critical need facing LTLC today and we are dedicating all of the funds raised from this year's walk event to expanding our reach. Last winter LTLC outreach, joining hands with Lowell police and volunteers, found 25 people living outside (www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_29516752/cold-its-life-or-death).
The 2017 Steps to Home Walk Event to support street outreach and save lives is June 10th. In 2017 our Winter Emergency Beds kept 375 men and 135 women warm and safe throughout the cold nights. They are all people who would benefit from an expanded outreach program. You can make a huge impact on our community now and show your support by getting out there, getting a walk team together, and fundraising with us today!
A few ways your funds can help someone in desperate need:
$10 provides two blankets to someone living on the streets.
$25 will feed a homeless client for a week
$50 provides overnight emergency shelter, including a warm shower, a clean bed, a hot meal, and above all, access to counseling services and treatment referrals.
$75 provides 15 guests one day of nutritious meals.
$100 provides tools and training to lead people toward self- sustaining lives.
$250 provides five nights of emergency shelter for one guest, including a warm shower, a clean bed, a hot meal, and above all, access to counseling services and treatment referrals.
$750 helps to operate the Street Outreach van for a night - a night that could change a person's life.
$1,000 helps to provide furnishings for a new unit of permanent housing.