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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: 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.

Programs: 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

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor, I have been very impressed by the success stories of real families who have gotten a "hand up" rather than a "handout" from this organization. I have met some of these success stories. SPIN consistently gets people off the streets and into productive lives. They take my dollars and turn it into hope...

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Donor

Rating: 5

I started as a volunteer in the office of SPIN in 1992. I've been happy to see the organization grow and sustain the wonderful programs it offers to get people to become self sufficent. I was an active board member for many years and am still always happy to help out when I can. The leadership is stong and very professional - all the while serving from the heart!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

Have been affiliated as a Board member and supporter of SPIN since 1997. SPIN is extraordinarily effective at making people self-sufficient, who have practically given up hope on life. The time and commitment made by SPIN (handful of people) yield remarkable benefits to the community.