“The Health Center stands for something significant – hope, progress, a better future.”
– Lowell CHC Patient & Donor
Promoting health in and outside of the exam room
Lowell Community Health Center was founded in 1970 to make sure that everyone in Greater Lowell has access to quality and culturally responsive health care. Your gift will help us continue to honor the values of health equity and inclusion that inspired the Health Center movement more than five decades ago.
As an independent, 501(C)(3) nonprofit, we must raise more than 25% of our $50 million annual budget through grants and individual donations. Your support makes all the difference by helping close the gap between what insurance pays for and what our patients need to get, and stay, healthy.
There are many ways you can make an impact. Visit here to learn how.
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YOU Can Give the Gift of Warmth
As a Refugee Health Assessment Center, we have seen an unprecedented increase in new arrivals – particularly from warmer climates. You can help make that welcome embrace even warmer with the gift of a brand new coat. Make a donation below (select the Coat Drive fund option), or purchase a brand new coat via our Amazon Smile wishlist.
Insurance covers less than two-thirds of our patients’ cost per visit cost. And we provide many unreimbursed wraparound services — including medical interpretation, home visits, and making sure our patients have food on the table, warm clothes, and safe housing.
Your gift today helps us close that gap and continue to care for patient needs with services like:
- Health insurance counseling
- Medical interpreters
- Referrals to housing, food assistance, and other resources
- Health screenings and education in community settings
- In-person and virtual support groups
The harsh reality is that none of these vital services are covered by insurance – but are utilized by an estimated 75% or more of our patients.
Compassion & Impact
Read about how your support enables us to provide high quality medical care to all patients who come through our doors – and our most urgent 2022 funding needs.
“You treat me like I really matter. I am alive because of you all here at Lowell CHC.”
– Lowell CHC Patient
Who We Serve
Patients from Lowell and eight surrounding towns
Are at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level ($26,200 for a family of 4)
Are best served in a language other than English
Are covered by Medicaid
People reached with medical services and community outreach
People employed (40% from Lowell)
Medical visits provided
Generated for regional economy
All patient data based on UDS (Uniform Data System) reporting for 2020.
Regional economy impact from Capital Link 2021 report.
Your gift, in any amount, can have a significant impact on someone’s health and well-being.
The fastest way to put your gift to work is with a debit or credit card payment. We also update our fund options periodically so you can direct your gift in a way that aligns with your values – and our areas of greatest need. You also have the option to give monthly.
You can also mail a check to: Advancement Department, 161 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA 01852
NEW DAF Tool
Have a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)? You can now give electronically!
Leave a Legacy
Getting married? Having a baby? Or is another significant life event causing you to create or update your will? It’s a great time to consider including a bequest to Lowell CHC in your estate planning. Please contact Clare Gunther or Carley Monell at email@example.com for more information about legacy giving.
Did you know that an estimated $4-$7 billion in corporate matching gifts go unclaimed each year?* Check with your Human Resources department to see if your company will match your gift to Lowell CHC, and we’ll work with you on any paperwork.
* Source: Double the Donation
“Why do I give? The Health Center is the heart and soul of our community.”
– Lowell CHC Donor
Your Donation’s Impact
- $25 – Transportation assistance to medical appointments for patients in need
- $50 – Medical interpretation so that patients can communicate directly with their provider
- $150 – The Gift of Sight – eyeglasses for a patient without vision insurance
- $500 – Personalized care management for a homebound patient with diabetes
- $1000 – Dentures for a senior on a fixed income
With your help, each and every person who walks through our doors is embraced with exactly the care they need and deserve – regardless of ability to pay. The connections forged between patients and those who care for them form the backbone of our Health Center. These are their stories.