We pride ourselves on being more than just a shelter. 

The Lifebridge Campus offers a suite of essential services that target the needs of homeless and disadvantaged adults. Our comprehensive, community-based approach to ending homelessness permanently has become a model for the nation. 

​Lifebridge serves over 1,100 vulnerable men and women each year. 

Results of Moving People to Permanent Housing

2017: 100
2016: 75
2015: 72
2014: 63
2013: 36
2012: 34

​30% of clients are women; nearly all have been victims of domestic violence

​44% of clients are between the ages 40-54, while 22% are 26-39.

​Our fastest growing population is aged 55-64.

Our mission is to end the crisis of homelessness.

Research shows that two factors are responsible for the problem of homelessness: a lack of affordable housing and the persistence of poverty in our community. We believe that the way to solve this crisis one person at a time, is to provide housing with supportive services, to encourage personal and financial development, and stability in physical and mental health. To achieve our ambitious goals, we deliver a suite of essential services on our Seeds of Hope Campus, including:

  • ​​​​34 year-round transitional beds for homeless men and women
  • 18 winter overflow beds to meet the increase in demand for our services
  • Seeds of Hope Housing offers 22 units of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless adults
  • A community meals program that serves more than 250 meals a day, 7 days a week, to Lifebridge residents and anyone in the community who is hungry.
  • Intensive case management services that address the unique needs of each individual.
  • Programmatic offerings including AA, NA, Yoga, Art Therapy, Employment Group, Resume Writing, Salem State University Collaboration Courses: English Composition 101 & 102, Creative Writing, Gardening, and more.
  • On-site access to nursing care, mental health counselors, certified substance abuse counselors, and employment specialists.