Our Mission

By living the gospel message upon which the ministry is founded we restore dignity and self-respect to empower guests – poor, underserved and homeless individuals and families.

Who We Are

who we are

Since opening its doors as an emergency homeless shelter in 1983, Lazarus House has been breaking the cycle of poverty in the Merrimack Valley region.

Our food and clothing programs assist families by stretching their dollars so they can afford rent, heat and utilities. Housing provides a safe haven for homeless families and individuals.

We have developed an extensive learning environment that provides ESOL and work prep classes and training for success enabling guests to become self-reliant.

Who We Serve

Hands of Homeless Man Receiving Bowl of Soup

Known as the “Immigrant City”, Lawrence and some of the surrounding area has always been a multi-ethnic and multicultural gateway city with a high percentage of foreign-born residents. Unemployment is typically twice the national average.

The people served by Lazarus House live a daily struggle to get the most basic needs. We provide physical, emotional and spiritual shelter from the hardships suffered in their lives, giving them the opportunity to have choices they otherwise would not have.

How We Can Serve

how we can serve

Lazarus House provides services to struggling individuals and families. Your donations help to feed and clothe our residents, add to their general quality of life, and restore dignity and self-respect.

Less than 1% of our income is from government sources, so Lazarus House relies on the generosity of our many donors. We serve people without the restrictions of government funding. This allows us to care for the individual rather than lead with specific service mandates and constraints, therefore, motivating our guests to rise above poverty with dignity and respect.

Why We Serve

Lazarus House is a gospel-based ministry and welcomes all in the name of God. We provide a continuum of care encompassing, but not limited to: food, shelter, clothing, advocacy, education, work preparation, a listening ear, a welcoming heart and the restoration of dignity and self-respect to people who are poor and in dire need.

Lazarus House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization filled with caring staff whose compassion and support give strength, healing and hope to everyone who come through its doors in need of help.

Who We Are

who we are

Since opening its doors as an emergency homeless shelter in 1983, Lazarus House has been breaking the cycle of poverty in the Merrimack Valley region.

Our food and clothing programs assist families by stretching their dollars so they can afford rent, heat and utilities. Housing provides a safe haven for homeless families and individuals.

We have developed an extensive learning environment that provides ESOL and work prep classes and training for success enabling guests to become self-reliant.

Who We Serve

Hands of Homeless Man Receiving Bowl of Soup

Known as the “Immigrant City”, Lawrence and some of the surrounding area has always been a multi-ethnic and multicultural gateway city with a high percentage of foreign-born residents. Unemployment is typically twice the national average.

The people served by Lazarus House live a daily struggle to get the most basic needs. We provide physical, emotional and spiritual shelter from the hardships suffered in their lives, giving them the opportunity to have choices they otherwise would not have.

How We Can Serve

how we can serve

Lazarus House provides services to struggling individuals and families. Your donations help to feed and clothe our residents, add to their general quality of life, and restore dignity and self-respect.

Less than 1% of our income is from government sources, so Lazarus House relies on the generosity of our many donors. We serve people without the restrictions of government funding. This allows us to care for the individual rather than lead with specific service mandates and constraints, therefore, motivating our guests to rise above poverty with dignity and respect.

Why We Serve

Lazarus House is a gospel-based ministry and welcomes all in the name of God. We provide a continuum of care encompassing, but not limited to: food, shelter, clothing, advocacy, education, work preparation, a listening ear, a welcoming heart and the restoration of dignity and self-respect to people who are poor and in dire need.

Lazarus House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization filled with caring staff whose compassion and support give strength, healing and hope to everyone who come through its doors in need of help.

Our Staff

Jeffrey Hassel

Jeffrey Hassel

Executive Director

Jeffrey Hassel joined Lazarus House Ministries as Executive Director on July 1, 2019.

Jeff has a team-approach to leadership and has been in executive positions as a pastor, associate pastor, Head of Missions (United Methodist Church), and as the executive director for a non-profit organization in Guatemala that focused on improving health, education and housing.

“I am a pastor whose passion is stepping outside the walls of the church to serve,” Hassel said.  “My desire to put my faith into action came into focus during two years of service with an emergency home repair mission in the Appalachian Mountains; those experiences lit the fire to live my life in ways that put faith in action in ways that make a tangible, positive difference in this world.”

“More important than the results of well-run programs is how the people of Lazarus House offer welcome, love, and dignity to anyone who comes through the door,” Hassel said. “This respect and care of each person is what sets Lazarus House Ministries apart.”

Kelly Allen

Administrative Coordinator
info@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5204

Maureen Burns-Murtha

Director of Community Engagement
maureen@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5227

Ken Campbell

Food Coordinator
food@lazarushouse.org
(978) 332-5013

Eileen Cadley

Events Coordinator
ecadley@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5222

Marcy Furse

Coordinator of Volunteers
volunteers@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5217

Kelley Granahan

Director of Development
development@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5212

Danielle Tjalsma

Communications Department
danielle@lazarushouse.org
Office: (978) 269-5210
Cell: (978) 204-3500

J.C. McGuire

Thift Store Coordinator
thriftstore@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5285

Almarie Silverman

Director of Advocacy
advocacy@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5225

Linda Vincent

Work Preparation Program Coordinator
workprep@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5207

Jeffrey Hassel

Executive Director
jeff@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5200

Kelly Allen

Administrative Coordinator
info@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5204

Maureen Burns-Murtha

Director of Community Engagement
maureen@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5227

Ken Campbell

Food Coordinator
food@lazarushouse.org
(978) 332-5013

Eileen Cadley

Events Coordinator
ecadley@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5222

Marcy Furse

Coordinator of Volunteers
volunteers@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5217

Kelley Granahan

Director of Development
development@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5212

Danielle Tjalsma

Director of Communications
danielle@lazarushouse.org
Office: (978) 269-5210
Cell: (978) 204-3500

J.C. McGuire

Thift Store Coordinator
thriftstore@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5285

Almarie Silverman

Director of Advocacy
advocacy@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5225

Linda Vincent

Work Preparation Program Coordinator
workprep@lazarushouse.org
(978) 269-5207

The Cummings Foundation

We are grateful to be a 2018 recipient of the Cummings Foundation’s $100k for 100!

Cummings Foundation is dedicated to supporting the communities where the staff and clients of the Cummings organization live and work. The Foundation supports a wide range of diverse causes, including human services, education, healthcare, and social justice.

he Giving Common, Lazarus House

The Giving Common
The Giving Common is an initiative of the Boston Foundation and is a resource for informed giving to non-profits in the state of Massachusetts.

ECCF
The mission of the Essex County Community Foundation is to promote local philanthropy to strengthen the nonprofit organizations of Essex County, Massachusetts.