Our Emergency Shelter is both the last line of defense and the first ray of hope for many of the families who find themselves at our door. When our Emergency Shelter Guests need a longer advocacy period and additional education to learn and practice healthy and needed skills for success, they may apply to our transitional housing program at Capernaum Place that offers more independent living with private apartments for families.

The ministries of Lazarus House provide a safe, healthy, productive and respectful environment for families as they transition from homelessness to independent living and self-sufficiency.

Our Housing

Lazarus House Emergency Shelter
48 Holly Street, Lawrence, MA
The new (October 2020) Family Shelter has 5 private family suites that each include a bedroom, living room and one bathroom and can house up to 25 people. The program offers advocacy, prepared meals, laundry, guidance, goals, house rules, and accountability – all things that help prepare a family to be self-sufficient. It is a community. It is a family where people share their frustrations, stories and dreams in safe and loving environment.

We are accepting applications for the Lazarus House Emergency Shelter.
Contact: Lazarus House Shelter Program Director, Carmen Vega
(978) 269-5283

Click below to hear Carmen Vega talk about the Lazarus House Emergency Shelter!

Capernaum Place
Capernaum Place provides 18 units of transitional housing to families and individuals in their own private apartment plus 2 handicapped-accessible units in a more permanent, supportive housing program. Each family agrees to participate in education and life skills workshops during their stay and can be offered up to four consecutive six-month leases. The tenants receive necessary guidance and attention to their unique situations. Adult Guests have regular meetings with a licensed social worker to assist them in creating and managing their immediate and longer-term personal and family life goals and are offered the opportunity to avail themselves of our other programs to help them achieve success.

We are accepting applications for the Capernaum Place waiting list.

Contact: Capernaum Place Program Director, Hazel Navarro, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
(978) 332-8525

Click below to hear Hazel Navarro talk about Capernaum Place!