March 21, 2023
Dr. Daza Nunez

Lowell CHC Places High Priority on Childhood Literacy

Dr. Daza Nunez

Dr. Daza Nunez is carrying the torch for early literacy at Lowell CHC, where children receive brand new books during well-child visits through Reach out and Read.

Dr. Nunez has always had a love of language and community health. She speaks English and Spanish and is working hard to perfect her Portuguese. Lowell Community Health Center is the perfect place to sharpen her skills.

“I really love the values here … it means a lot to me to be part of a work place where I am not just a doctor, my background makes a difference, where I can understand the culture of my patients.”

Growing up in Colombia, Dr. Nunez always felt drawn to public service. The Reach Out and Read program brings her love for service to life. Dr. Nunez understands the impact reading has on our young patients. Reflecting the health center’s mission, she has ensured the program provides books in a number of languages to reflect our evolving patient population, including Portuguese, Dari and Pashto, much to the delight of newly arrived patients from Afghanistan.

“I love absolutely everything about this reading program” Dr. Daza Nunez says. “It goes beyond just promoting literacy. It’s about a connection between parents, their children, and our providers. It creates such benefits for families. When they see and interact with these beautiful books, especially in their own language, it means so much.”

Our whole-child model of care is only possible thanks to community support.

March 13, 2023

Community Conversations: Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

Thank you to our friends at Jeanne D’Arc for supporting a just and healthy community as an Annual Sponsor!

Did you know that in 2022 alone, JDCU supported more than 400 nonprofit partners by donating over $550,000? Employees also volunteered over 4,000 hours. Now that’s walking the walk!

Recently, we had breakfast with Alison Hughes, Jeanne D’Arc’s Community Engagement Officer (at the Owl Diner, of course!) to learn more about their approach to community building.

Why does Jeanne D’Arc make these investments in the community – and encourage its employees to do the same?
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union considers social responsibility to be an integral part of our overall mission. Our sense of duty and concern for the community, including those who reside here, are at the root of our efforts and commitment to be involved with many area charities. We are all connected in the community and when we help our members, nonprofit partners, and neighbors, we all benefit. It’s no mistake that our tagline and the name of our Foundation are both “We Share A Common Thread”.

Tell us a little more about how Jeanne D’Arc gives back?
We stay connected through our Foundation and charitable giving and just as meaningful are the hours our team members spend volunteering in the community.

In 2022, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union supported over 400 nonprofit partners by donating over $550,000 and 198 team members volunteering over 4,000 hours. That is nearly an 80% participation rate by our team.

Why does Jeanne D’Arc support Lowell CHC as an Annual Sponsor?
The focus of our foundation is to partner with local philanthropic organizations to expand access to food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. Lowell CHC is the perfect partner to help us highlight healthcare to our members because you provide education, programming, and services to help reduce health disparities and enhance the health of the Greater Lowell community. We strive to bring financial wellness to our members and the community just as LCHC strives to empower each individual to maximize their overall well-being.

What’s one thing that stands out to you about Lowell CHC’s work in the community?
Teen BLOCK is a program that truly stands out. The program’s goal to help empower our youth to be strong leaders in our community aligns with our goals as an organization. The program allows teens a safe space to be when not in school while teaching them key life skills like communication, collaboration, healthy habits, and civic engagement.

Any key upcoming community events you would like to share?
We are excited to announce Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s annual We Share A Common Thread Foundation Fundraiser on March 29, 2023, at 6:00 pm at Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union values the compassionate work of local non-profits. We are committed to providing assistance to those who serve the many needs of our community. We truly live the mission of our Foundation, We Share a Common Thread. Proceeds from this event will be used to continue our efforts to make a difference in the lives of our members and the public at large by assisting with food, shelter, clothing, health, and education.

In 2022 our fundraiser raised over $110,000 and directly benefited 140 local organizations. We hope to assist even more organizations in 2023. There are several ways to get involved; become a sponsor, make a donation, or attend the event, please visit for all the details.

Please join us, meet some of the worthy charities we support, and be a part of the community where we all “share a common thread”. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Alison Hughes at or 978-323-4712.

Photo caption: We share a common thread, indeed… Alison Hughes (right; next to Lowell CHC Development Manager, Carley Monell) is a true community champion. We sure are lucky to have her in our corner.

“Lowell CHC is the perfect partner to help us highlight healthcare to our members because you provide education, programming, and services to help reduce health disparities and enhance the health of the Greater Lowell community.” – Alison Hughes, JDCU

January 11, 2023

Bombas Donates 3,000 Pairs of Socks

Give the Gift of Warmth

Please join us in keeping our patients warm this winter with the gift of a new winter coat! As a Refugee Health Assessment Center, many of our patients arrive from places more used to sun than snow. They have to adjust to so much, all while processing the trauma of fleeing the only home they knew. For many, one of the first stops in their journey toward healing is our Health Center. When they leave our building, let’s continue that welcome embrace with the warmth and care of a brand new winter coat they can wear for years to come. With the recent influx of refugees from places like Haiti and Afghanistan, need has never been greater.

Thanks to the Greater Lowell Community Foundation for the funding jumpstart!

While the community offers options for children’s coats, adult options are limited. There are 3 ways you can change that:

  1. Purchase a coat via our Amazon Smile wishlist. Options range from only $55-$65. Make sure to choose Lowell CHC as your delivery address at checkout.
  2. Make an donation via credit card and we will shop for you! All monetary donations will be used to purchase high-quality, affordable coats.
  3. If you would like to shop yourself, we are happy to accept brand new coats (contact for delivery)
January 12, 2021

Lowell CHC receives $50,000 grant for chronic conditions care

The Lowell Community Health Center has received a $50,000 grant from the Commonwealth Care Alliance to provide care for individuals with chronic conditions.

June 14, 2019

Save the Date: African Community Celebration

Join us Friday, September 20th, 2019 for festive food, music and fun celebrating the vibrancy and heritage of Lowell’s African Community! The celebration will benefit Lowell CHC’s WrapAround Fund, which pays for vital services not covered by insurance. The evening will kick-off at 5:30 PM right here at Lowell CHC (161 Jackson Street). 



August 20, 2018

Eastern Bank Targeted Grant Awards

August 26, 2018

Grant award from Eastern Bank

Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC), a nonprofit health center that serves more than 50,000 people in Greater Lowell, has received a $10,000 targeted grant from Eastern Bank.

May 11, 2016

Lowell Community Health Center lands $1M grant

Exciting news for Lowell Community Health Center’s expansion project, which will certainly help us to realize the vision of our recently retired CEO, Dorcas Grigg-Saito, who led the charge!

May 26, 2014

Breast Cancer Fundraiser A Tremendous Success

On Saturday, April 26th, the Boathouse for Breast Cancer Fundraiser generated a total of $8,200 in community contributions for patients at Lowell Community Health Center receiving breast cancer education and screening services. The fundraiser was supported by dozens of local musicians, businesses, and sponsors.

The success of the event can be credited to the hard work and dedication of Rosalynd Danley Morse, who motivated a group of volunteers to organize the fundraiser. Rosalynd is a champion of breast cancer fundraising, and organizes an event each year. It was especially important to Rosalynd that the contributions be put to use locally to help women in Lowell and the Merrimack Valley. The Health Center is grateful for the work that Rosalynd undertook to make the event such a success. Our patients will benefit from her conviction and kindness.

Rosalynd’s efforts illustrate how a small group of people can have a tremendous impact.

You can support the Health Center’s fundraising efforts by: