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Lifebridge is working to offer men and women the opportunities they need to end their homelessness.
Research shows that two factors are responsible for this problem: 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 income development, and stability in physical and mental health.
To achieve our ambitious goals, we deliver a suite of essential services on our campus.
Lifebridge has become a part of the eBay Giving Works community. Anyone can go in to their eBay account and choose to list something to benefit Lifebridge. All proceeds go directly to support the valuable work of Lifebridge. You can view our page and check out our listed items by going to:
WELCOME JASON ETHERIDGE!
We would like to welcome our new Development Director, Jason Etheridge to the Lifebridge team. Jason comes to Lifebridge with a strong commitment to philanthropy and development and we are very excited to have him. To learn more about Jason, please click here to read his full bio.
Come Cook with Us!
Lifebridge is looking for folks to volunteer providing, preparing, and serving dinner on the following upcoming dates:
June 1, 14, 16, 19, 20, 29, 30
For further information please contact Karen Andrew at 978-744-0500 or email@example.com.
Shop, Save, & Support
Located at 47 Canal Street in Salem.
Please come and check out the amazing furniture, clothing, and household items that we have to offer.
Tickets available at the door!
From Grotto to Garden
The Salem News, March 29, 2013
Salem’s homeless shelter owns a complex of buildings at the former St. Mary’s Italian Church property on Margin Street that it calls the “Seeds of Hope” campus.
The name never seemed as appropriate as it did yesterday when Lifebridge, the shelter operators, announced plans to build the “Seeds of Hope Garden,” a large vegetable and flower plot.
The garden will be located on a sunny patch of land where, in 1945, Italian immigrants dedicated a religious stone grotto, a copy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France.
Shelter staff and clients intend to plant seeds in this once-sacred soil that, it is hoped, will produce more than just food for the dinner table and flowers for vases.
The garden will be tended by men and women staying at the shelter, as well as former shelter clients who live in apartment buildings on the site.
“It will give our folks an opportunity to get out there and engage in a project they can be fulfilled by,” said Mark Cote, executive director of Lifebridge.
Giving, and getting, around the table
The Boston Globe North, February 3, 2013
A group of Salem State University students learning about the place of food in society recently had a chance to put the lessons to work.
The 17 students worked with clients of Lifebridge, a housing facility for the homeless in downtown Salem, to evaluate the agency’s dining room and recommend how to make it a better functioning and more welcoming environment for meals.
The findings were the culmination of a semester-long service learning project at Lifebridge that also included 10 hours of volunteer work by each student in the agency’s kitchen.
The project was a key component of an interdisciplinary “learning community” — a set of three linked courses exploring common themes — that Salem State offered to freshmen on the historical, cultural, and health aspects of food.
Homeless numbers steady in latest report, but progress seen for veterans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A vigorous effort to house the homeless has been countered somewhat by a sluggish economy.
Sacha, Andrew and Carla Oliver in front of the newly named "Andrew & Carla Oliver Centre"
In June, four Lifebridge residents successfully completed the first ever Salem State University offering for college credit, English Comp 101 on our campus.
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