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“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.

Having trouble with our online donation form? Let us know.

Compassion & Impact

Case for Support 2022

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.

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.

“You treat me like I really matter. I am alive because of you all here at Lowell CHC.”

– Lowell CHC Patient

Who We Serve

31,808

Patients from Lowell and eight surrounding towns

58%

Are at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level ($26,200 for a family of 4)

41%

Are best served in a language other than English

67%

Are covered by Medicaid

Impact

50,000+

People reached with medical services and community outreach

370+

People employed (40% from Lowell)

144,000

Medical visits provided

$97M

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.

Online Donations

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.

Checks

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 development@lchealth.org for more information about legacy giving.

Matching Gifts

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.

Bruce

Bruce

With seemingly boundless energy, steadfast determination, and the biggest heart in the room, Bruce Robinson has made service to his community more than a full-time job Read More
Dr. Mazraany

Dr. Mazraany

Spend 5 minutes with Dr. Wassim Mazraany and you’ll probably find yourself smiling ear to ear. Read More
Kerrie, Amanda, and Hannah

Kerrie, Amanda, and Hannah

Meet the 3 visionary, determined women at the helm of the Greater Lowell Health Alliance. Read More
Mony

Mony

Mony’s path to our Metta Health Center was far from conventional. Read More
Nancy

Nancy

In the City of Lowell, the name Nancy L. Donahue has become synonymous with dedication and generosity. Read More
Paul

Paul

An outdoor adventurer, gardener, and avid reader, Paul is enjoying his retirement in the City where he grew up. Read More
Tiba

Tiba

A pair of sparkly pink eye glasses made a little girl’s heart sing – and life a bit easier for a family that had already been through so much. Read More
Ruth

Ruth

Ruth has a strong belief in standing up for what she believes in — and an equally strong drive to be a force for positive change. Read More
Sonith

Sonith

Meet Sonith Peou, a visionary leader and champion for refugees from all over the world, through the eyes of long-time friend and colleague (and former Lowell CHC CEO) Dorcas Grigg-Saito. Read More
Dr. Korbage

Dr. Korbage

Dr. Aiham Korbage’s path to the Radiology Department at Lowell General Hospital was anything but typical. Read More
Caroline D

Caroline D

Caroline speaks with an authority and warmth that draws you in and instantly inspires confidence. It’s no surprise she was a news anchor in Kenya. Read More
Pratik

Pratik

Although still in high school, Pratik has an uncanny way of viewing the world outside of his (now virtual) classroom. Read More
Lumaris

Lumaris

Lumaris’ fearlessness and work ethic helped her build a life for herself and her 2 sons, first in Puerto Rico, and now in Lowell. Read More
Maura

Maura

When Maura Smith took on the challenge of raising money to build our $42M home in a renovated former mill on Jackson Street, it seemed like an impossible dream. Read More
Dr. Jordan

Dr. Jordan

You may have heard of our resident dentist, turned COVID tester extraordinaire, Dr. Samantha (Sam) Jordan. Read More
Tori

Tori

With courage and strength, Tori has rebuilt her life for her and her son. Read More
Connor

Connor

Connor Griffiths’ interest in public health has taken him from backyard farmer to Cornell University. Read More
Tony

Tony

Tony’s kind heart and tremendous work ethic have earned him the nickname “The Unicorn” from his Health Center colleagues. Read More
Shamir & Shalmai

Shamir & Shalmai

Committed, hardworking, quick to laugh and quicker to lend a hand, these sisters have a way of getting things done — with pizzazz. Read More
The Greater Lowell Community Foundation

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation

It’s National Health Center Week, and we’re celebrating the Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF), a community partner that’s stepped up BIG TIME during the COVID crisis. Read More
Jessica

Jessica

Media maven turned non-profit director, Jessica Wilson has the energy and enthusiasm to match her wide smile. Read More
Peter

Peter

A legal services professional and one-time actor, Peter Saati’s calm and compassion always put his clients’ minds at ease. Read More
Vanessa & Jeyla

Vanessa & Jeyla

Smile! It’s time for your shots. COVID-19 brings new meaning to pediatric well-child visits. Read More
Dr. Rao

Dr. Rao

Dr. Rao’s talent, humility, and unwavering optimism have taken him around the world. Read More
Michael

Michael

Attorney Michael Gallagher isn’t shy about standing up for causes he believes in. Read More
George

George

In honor of Pride Month, meet this long-time advocate of our Health Center — and Lowell’s LGBTQ+ community. Read More
Cindy & Lynne

Cindy & Lynne

Our School-Based Health Superstars who have become virtual caregivers, cheerleaders, and even tutors during this crisis. Read More
Hilda

Hilda

Her kindness, humility, and personal touch have made her a legend in our Pediatrics department for the past 41 years. Read More
Dr. Rajesh

Dr. Rajesh

Our Chief of Pediatrics talks to the Lowell Sun about welcoming patients back into the Health Center and the surprise benefits of telehealth. Read More
Pete

Pete

On the frontlines of COVID-19, there are bright spots. We’d like to introduce you to one. Meet Pete. Read More
Xiomara

Xiomara

As part of #NationalNursesWeek, hear from one of the best, in her own words. Read More
Beth

Beth

Read this special profile of Lowell CHC’s Chief Clinical Officer from the Lowell Sun. Read More
Carla

Carla

In her 10+ years as a Community Health Worker, Carla Caraballo thought she had seen it all. That was until COVID-19. Read More
Steve

Steve

Meet Steve Joncas, a true friend to Lowell Community Health Center. Read More
Diana

Diana

Nurse Practitioner Diana Mahoney understands that a strong connection with patients is key to good health. Read More
Cheryl

Cheryl

Cheryl spent most of her life thinking her health conditions would hold her back. Read More
Ivy

Ivy

At 17, Ivy knows she has a voice and ideas she wants to share with the world. Read More
Simone

Simone

With hard work and an open heart, Simone has achieved much during her 16 years at Lowell CHC. Read More
Caroline

Caroline

A Lowellian through and through, Caroline (Petruzziello) Rider knows there’s no place like home. Read More
Wendy

Wendy

As a new mother, Wendy knew she had a lot to learn. Read More
Mercy

Mercy

Growing up in Kenya, Mercy never could have imagined a career at Lowell CHC. Read More
Peter

Peter

Growing up, Peter always knew he would get involved in health care. Read More
Donna

Donna

Donna has been a part of the health center movement from the very beginning. Read More
Sheila 

Sheila 

A mother, grandmother, and former nurse, Sheila knew what it meant to care for others. Read More

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