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Home Start Inc. and HomeStart for Veterans

Mailing Address: 
105 Chauncy Street, Suite 502 Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 
617.542.0338
Email: 
homestart@homestart.org
Website: 
homestart.org
Organization's Mission: 
Founded on the principle that every person deserves a decent place to live, for over 20 years HomeStart has ended and prevented homelessness. HomeStart advocates provide support and compassion as they help walk clients through the difficult process of moving from shelters to permanent housing. After securing housing, HomeStart continues to help each participant re-integrate into their community by providing support services such as money management programs and life skills training. HomeStart also provides housing-search guidance to those who do not qualify to become a client during walk-in hours at both the Central Boston and Cambridge offices. HomeStart is also one of the first and one of the largest agencies in Boston that ends homelessness by preventing it in the first place. Our advocates have prevented over 3,000 low-income families and individuals on the verge of eviction from being homeless, by using innovative approaches such as – emergency mini grants, court intervention, and landlord mediation. For HomeStart to prevent an eviction it costs on average $726. It costs taxpayers approximately $30,000 a year to shelter that same family. Having a home restores a person’s dignity and offers the stability that is necessary for making other life changes, such as securing a job, advancing an education, regaining mental health stability, or maintaining sobriety. That’s why at HomeStart, we believe a home is where the start is.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
Daily
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Linda Wood-Boyle
Other information: 
HomeStart for Veterans is a program delivered in partnership with the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Boston Housing Authority. Advocates assist homeless military veterans and veteran families throughout the Greater Boston area in the housing search process and then provide them with upfront financial costs upon move-in.

Lynn Community Association, Inc. (LCA)

Mailing Address: 
Lynn Community Association, Inc. P.O. Box 856 Lynn, MA 01903
Email: 
marytrahan@comcast.net
Website: 
http://lynncommunity.org/
Organization's Mission: 
The mission of the Lynn Community Association is to promote pride and ownership in the Lynn community through beautification, education, recreation, and neighborly relationships.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
Meeting times vary according to project.
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Mary Trahan, President

LEAP for Education

Mailing Address: 
98 Lafayette St. Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 
978-740-6667
Email: 
lsaris@salemcyberspace.org
Website: 
www.salemcyberspace.org
Organization's Mission: 
LEAP for Education (formerly Salem CyberSpace) a program of North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc. (04-2385280) expands the educational and career opportunities for low-income youth, thereby providing the foundation for achievement and self sufficiency. Utilizing current technology, quality staff and innovative curricula, we successfully meet our goals for English Literacy, Computer Literacy, workplace readiness, and job internships. Our goal is to provide innovative and quality programs to increase our students’ engagement in learning and to develop an intellectual curiosity in the world in which they live. We want all of our students to graduate from high school and go on to post-secondary education in order to enter a career with a sustainable wage.
Key partners: 
Career Centers Mass Rehab Catholic Charities Lynn Housing Workforce Investment Board Salem Public Schools
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Linda E. Saris
Scholarships available: 
Yes
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Charge for services: 
Yes
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
251-500

Lynn Fire Department

Mailing Address: 
725 Western Ave Lynn, MA 01905
Phone: 
781-593-1234
Email: 
ems@lynnfire.org
Website: 
lynnfire.org
Organization's Mission: 
The mission of the Lynn Fire Department is to protect our community from the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies, hazardous incidents, and other disasters.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
24/7
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Cheif James E. McDonald
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Charge for services: 
No
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
over 1000
Other information: 
We offer: free CPR and First Aid certification programs, free 10-week Fire Safety School for ages 7-17, free fire extinguisher training, fire safety talks to all age groups, fire station tours and answer any questions about fire safety and EMS.

Neighborhood Legal Services

Mailing Address: 
181 Union Street, suite 201 Lynn, MA 01901
Phone: 
781-599-7730 or 1-800-747-5056
Email: 
http://www.neighborhoodlaw.org/contact_us.aspx
Website: 
www.neighborhoodlaw.org
Organization's Mission: 
Neighborhood Legal Services is a free provider of civil legal assistance for low income residents of Essex County, Massachusetts. Part of a larger national network of legal services providers, NLS helps our area's low income residents with legal problems involving access to housing, access to public assistance, employment rights, discrimination, elder law, immigration, domestic violence and family law, and economic development of our area's low income communities. NLS' staff of 12 attorneys, 3 paralegals and support staff provide help to more than 3500 households every year
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 
Fees: All services are free
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Richard Vitali, Esq.
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Charge for services: 
No
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
1-50
Other information: 
Eligibility restrictions: Must meet income guidelines

Legal Advocacy and Resource Center, Inc.

Mailing Address: 
197 Friend Street Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 
617-603-1705, HOTLINE: 1-800-342-LAWS.
Website: 
www.larcma.org
Organization's Mission: 
Since 1983, the Legal Advocacy and Resource Center (LARC) has operated a free legal hotline in support of its mission to help low-income Massachusetts residents with legal problems by providing quality legal information and advice, and by making referrals to legal and social service agencies.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm Tuesday evenings 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Jane Price, Esq., Chairperson
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Charge for services: 
No
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
1-50
Other information: 
Also have a 209A pro bono panel of attorneys to help at 10-day hearings, depending on circumstances.

St. Joseph’s Church

Mailing Address: 
40 Green St. Lynn, MA 01902
Phone: 
(781) 599-7040
Organization's Mission: 
To provide a place of Catholic worship for the Lynn Community.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
M-F 6:45am - 7pm
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Priest
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Charge for services: 
No
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
1-50

Veterans Services of Lynn

Mailing Address: 
Lynn City Hall Rm 307 Lynn, MA 01901
Phone: 
781-598-4000, Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Website: 
www.mass.gov/veterans
Organization's Mission: 
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts does more for its veterans than most other states in the nation. State benefits include public assistance for indigent veterans and tuition waivers at state colleges and universities. Every city and town in the Commonwealth has a Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO), who is there to find veterans, advise them of their rights and benefits, and then to assist veterans as they apply for and receive state and federal benefits. The Women Veterans’ Network, a program of DVS, acts as a central resource for women veterans in Massachusetts. Through confidential peer support the SAVE Team advocates for veterans who experience barriers in obtaining benefits by acting as a liaison between veterans and their families and the various agencies within the federal and state government. All Massachusetts citizens should be proud of the programs and benefits offered by the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services because they give back to the men and women who sacrificed to serve our country.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
daily.
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Coleman Nee
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Charge for services: 
No
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
1-50
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