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Our Mission Statement:

Our mission is to end the crisis of homelessness. Research shows that two factors are responsible for this crisis: 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:

TRANSITIONAL BEDS: The dormitory offers 34 beds to individual men and women who are given a clean, warm, safe place to sleep. Additional bed space is provided for 18 more individuals in need of shelter in the winter.

HOUSING: The Seeds of Hope Campus is presently comprised of 22 units of housing. Tenants receive ongoing case management and have full access to other Lifebridge services, including the meals program and thrift store.

BREAK BREAD TOGETHER COMMUNITY MEALS: Three meals are served every day to shelter residents and anyone in the Salem area that is hungry. Over 225 meals a day (7,000 monthly) are served. This is accomplished by our Kitchen Manager, and over 400 volunteers.

SEEDS FOR CHANGE DAY SERVICES: Case managers provide added support and professional guidance to guests as they set goals for themselves and develop a plan for obtaining affordable housing. Case managers assist both shelter residents and day guests with issues of mental health and substance abuse.

PROGRAMMATIC OFFERINGS: Job Search Program, Women's Group, Men's Group, Anger Management, Job Preparedness Group Art Therapy, Knitting Group, AA, Salem State University/Lifebridge Collaborations

Our on-site health clinic is staffed four days a week by nurses and mental health clinicians who care for those with no insurance or other means of obtaining primary health care. Lifebridge locates alternative resources to pay for prescriptions for those with no insurance. Donations help supply the clinic with non-prescription medications and first aid supplies.

Warm, clean clothes are available at all times to anyone in need. Clothing is available to guests at our Lifebridge Thrift Shop free of charge. During the winter many groups do coat drives for Lifebridge and hats and gloves are always a welcomed holiday gift. Guests are given toiletries and personal care items.

Lifebridge provides an outreach worker* to the community. The street advocate brings homeless people from parks and public buildings to Lifebridge to ensure that their needs are met, while at the same time keeping the streets safe and secure for all the city’s residents and visitors.

Para informaƧion en espaƱol, por favor llamar 978-744-0500.

* Lifebridge's Outreach Worker and Medical Support Services are funded in part by the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Lifebridge does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, ancestory, maritial status, source of income, veteran/military status, and genetic information.

 

56 Margin Street | PO Box 810 | Salem, MA 01970