Serving People In Need Inc

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews


16 City Hall Square Lynn MA 01901 USA


To revitalize the city of lynn, massachusetts as an urban center which supports the entire region with a vital creative economy and strong, safe, and stable housing, jobs and schools.


Scattered site family emergency shelter this program offers approximately 100 families emergency shelter in two to three bedroom apartment units, all located in lynn, ma. Families, who enter the program, are referred to the program by the massachusetts department of transitional assistance. Each family is assigned to an individual family advocate who supports them throughout their stay. Family advocates offer our families resources, information and support to make the changes necessary to advance their lives from homelessness to independence.

teen living program the teen living program (tlp) is a residential program designed to provide a permanent and stable home environment for eleven pregnant or parenting young mothers and their children. In an emergency situation the program may temporarily accommodate three additional teen mothers and their children until permanent homes are found. Teen parents must be referred to centerboard by the massachusetts department of children and families. Every teen mother must attend school regularly and participate in skill development. This structured curriculum is balanced with a nurturing support system designed to foster physical and social development for the residents and their children.

adolescent group home this group home program provided residential treatment for 12 youths (ages 13-18) who were under the care of the department of children and families. This program provided long term care from three months up to two years. Youths in this program had an array of concerns such as: difficulties in school, issues at home, behavioral issues, and mental health issues. Youths had their medical and mental health needs addressed within the program by a team of professionals. Family members were encouraged to participate in the program whenever possible.

pre-independent living program 728,414 program for independent living 267,883 supported teen employment program 102,555 scattered sites stabilization program 329,968 family resource center 31,408 _________ total 1,460,228

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a volunteer tax preparer for SPIN/Centerboard's Financial Stability Center in 2009 and 2010. As an Accounting student during a challenging economic period I thought it was a good opportunity to increase my skills. With the staff's help, I was able to do that. Their professional, yet friendly, approach helped me to further understand tax preparation skills and requirements. But something else happened along the way; I found that I was helping others during a stressful time of year (tax season).

And that is the secret of any successful non-profit - to help others whether they cross the threshold searching for help, looking for employment, or to volunteer. Their friendly, professional, compassionate approach serves to help all of their clients regardless of which side of the desk they sit.

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Narrow their focus and increase their private contributions so they are not so heavily dependent upon public finance.

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A lot

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Very Well

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Rating: 5 stars  

I make quilts and knit and crochet hats and sweaters for this organization. They always make sure that someone who needs these donations receives them. Have spoken with some folks that they have helped. What a worthy cause.

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meeting with the staff and people that they have helped

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