Frontline Workers Brave Risk to Keep Shelter Open

If gratitude can help calm fear, the frontline workers at the Lazarus House emergency Shelter are rewarded each day for the peril of leaving their homes. In the midst of the pandemic, they are anxiously trying to keep it open for the families and individuals for whom it is their only sanctuary. “The Guests at […]

Lazarus House Sewing Graduates Make Protective Masks

Lazarus House Sewing Graduates Pay it Forward Making Masks for the Coronavirus Frontline workers Students who have learned to sew in the Lazarus House training program have joined the effort, led by 10-year Lazarus House volunteer sewing teacher Bonnie Mahan, to produce face masks helpful in the protection from COVID-19. “I was just thinking it […]

Soup Truck Volunteer Brings Love to Hungry

On a cold, wintry Sunday night Alan Leao is meeting old friends. “How are you doing?  Can I get you a sandwich?” Leao asks as he ladles hot soup on a Lawrence street corner. Leao, who has made the long drive from Pepperrell, has been volunteering on the Lazarus House Soup Truck for 11 years.  […]

Chance Meeting Answers Prayer

Ron Schneider finds happiness in a Lazarus House classroom in Lawrence holding a screwdriver and repairing sewing machines. Schneider plays a key role in the commitment by Lazarus House that every graduate of its sewing training program receives a sewing machine.  Schneider, a retired tax accountant, is among those responsible for that gift. “As a […]

Real Stories: Your Generosity Changes Lives

Read the stories of many of the services that Lazarus House provides and the success stories for our Guests.  We thank you for the support that makes our work possible and insures dignity for our Guests! Solid Ground = Solid Decisions When “Guillermo” came to us only a few short months ago, he was using […]

Community Hero Runs Boston Marathon for Lazarus House

Riley Doherty first came to Lazarus House 21 years ago as a high school volunteer to help with Thanksgiving turkey deliveries. In the two decades since, there has been almost no job – big or small – that Doherty has not done at Lazarus House.  Whether it’s cleaning shelters, hosting diaper drives, fundraising, or stocking […]