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Contact Clare Hayes, Director of Development, at chayes@lchcnet.org or by calling 781-596-2502 x2778.

LCHC is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
LCHC’s Taxpayer Identification Number: 04-2525066.

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#GivingTuesday 2022

Baby’s First Christmas

26 years ago, one of our OB nurses recognized that quite a few of our new mothers lacked basic newborn needs.  She started out to change that and Baby’s First Christmas was born, growing to an annual event to brighten the holidays for our LCHC moms and their newborns. The party included gifts for the babies, raffle items such as strollers, pack and plays, gift baskets and Market Basket gift cards for the moms.  We served a meal, offered cookie decorating for siblings, and a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  All of this made possible because we received donations of money and baby items from our community. 

Sadly, for the third year in a row we will not host an in-person party due to COVID/health concerns. However, the needs of our 542 newborns of 2022 remain. 95% of our families are low-income and more than 60% live under the federal poverty line. Many have yet to rebound fully from the economic devastation of COVID.  At least one third struggled to put food on the table this year, many more have struggled to pay rent.   

When we pivoted and cancelled the party we set a goal to raise $4,000 to provide a sleeper, book, bib, hat and $20 Market Basket gift card for families to be handed out to new moms in OB, Pedi, and Moms Do Care during the month of December.  In the past two years you raised $6,000 and $7,000!! 

Leftover funds are used to purchase additional gift cards and they are a life saver for our social workers!  At LCHC when a nurse or staff person learns a pregnant or new mom has no food in the house, a social worker is contacted.  The social worker then will connect our patient to the appropriate services. In the meantime, the Market Basket Gift Card allows the patient to purchase some food supplies immediately. 

Any amount you can give to help us toward our goal is so much appreciated.  

...A story of hard work, sacrifice and pain, but also a story of resilience and joy. LCHC is a place where we try to help all these women as best as possible. I feel very proud to be able to work in this institution. Every December we bring a little joy to these mothers and their children with my baby's first Christmas...

Maria Merced, OB / CM, CLC, CHWOB Team Case Manager

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Treating Trauma, Treating Pain: SUD Programs at LCHC

Learn about the Mom’s Do Care and Substance Use Disorder programs at LCHC! We are so excited feature our exceptional program staff during the question-and-answer portion of this webinar.

Closing the Loop: Healthcare that Happens in School

Learn about LCHC’s 17 School Based Health Centers in Lynn, where we’re proudly celebrating 30 years of partnership with Lynn Public Schools.

Over the course of the last five years, the Mobile Market has served an average of 1,109 individuals per month, equaling 420,283 meals distributed.

Health care...is above all a moral issue...at stake are not just the details of policy...but fundamental principles of social justice and the character of our country.
We will - yes, we will - fulfill the promise of health care in America as a right and not a privilege.

Edward (Ted) M. Kennedyformer US Senator (MA), as quoted on the wall of the main entrance of Lynn Community Health Center

50 + 1 Anniversary Gala

Thank you for a wonderful celebration event!

We were thrilled to celebrate Lynn Community Health Center’s 50 + 1 Anniversary Gala at the Peabody Essex Museum on Friday, April 29th, 2022. Thank you to our presenting sponsors, Cambridge Savings Bank, as well as the Demakes Families and Old Neighborhood Foods.

Thank you also to our honoree Reverend Dr. Gloria White-Hammond, our EmCee Carolina Trujillo, and our extraordinary Doctor / Patient Duo Dr. Elizabeth Quinn and Megan!

Thank you to our Gala Committee Co-Chairs Magnolia C. and David Solimine Jr., and to so many more who contributed to this event.

Many years in the making (thanks COVID!), this Gala event was one for the history books as we celebrate our past work and eagerly look forward to the years ahead.

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Other Ways of Giving

Annual Fund
When you give to the Annual Fund you are putting your gift where it is needed most. Your gifts enhance patient care and services which include patient education and support services; childhood literacy promotion through our Reach Out and Read program; “Centering Pregnancy” groups for women in our maternal services program; support groups for survivors of domestic violence; cooking and nutrition classes; and equipment and technical support.

Tribute Gifts
Make a gift in honor of a friend or loved one to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or special occasion. We will notify the honoree of your thoughtful gesture.

Memorial Gifts
Make a gift in memory of a deceased friend or loved one. When making your memorial donation, please inform us of the name of the deceased and next of kin to be notified of your gift.

Matching Gifts
Many companies will match employee and retiree contributions to healthcare. Check with your employer. Your employer’s human resources department can provide you with a form to initiate the matching gift. Send the form with your gift to us and we will process the corporate match on your behalf.

Bequests
Leave a lasting legacy that benefits Lynn Community Health Center’s many programs and services by remembering us in your will. Bequests may be in the form of real estate, property or cash.

Appreciated Securities
Gifts of publicly traded stocks enjoy special tax benefits. Contact the Development Office to learn more about how to donate publicly traded stocks or download instructions for transferring securities to our General Fund or our Capital Fund.

Real Property
Real estate and property may be given as an outright gift or by bequest.

How To Make A Gift

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How to make a gift:

Online: Make a secure online donation through Network for Good.
By Phone: Call Clare Hayes, Director of Development, at 781-596-2502 x2778
By Mail – Attn:
Development, Lynn Community Health Center
PO Box 526
Lynn, MA 01903

November 2022

I have been working with pregnant women for 25 years. I work primarily with the Hispanic community. Most of these women come from Central America; especially to be more exact, they come from Guatemala. Telling the story of one of them does not seem fair to me, because they all have a story of suffering, poverty and resilience to tell the world.  

First of all, in order for them to come to this country, they have to leave their children in the ca

re of someone in their family in order to build a better future for them. Other women decide to flee their country due to domestic violence or sexual abuse at a very young age. Everyone has to find a way to get here, they have to borrow money to pay the person who brings them here; and many times they are sexually abused on the way here.  

When they arrive, they have to get a job so they can pay off their debt, send money to their children, and stay here. Despite the language barrier and all the inconveniences they encounter, they get by because they are resilient. They cry for a while, they complain for a while, but then they dry their tears and go out to find support for their families.  

A few years ago I met an extraordinary woman. She came here very young, got married, had her children and decided to earn a better future for them. Although she did not know how to read or write, she decided to get her driver’s license because for her it was essential, so she would take her children to school and could go to work. She told me that she went more than 10 times to take the exam on the computer and pay each time she took it. One day she came to the office with a big smile to tell me that she finally had her driver’s license. This woman did not mind being illiterate, she decided to go after her driver’s license until she got it. Like her, there are many resilient women who come to our health center.  

As I said at the beginning, it’s not fair to tell a single story, when everyone has a story to tell. A story

 of hard work, sacrifice and pain, but also a story of resilience and joy. LCHC is a place where we try to help all these women as best as possible. I feel very proud to be able to work in this institution. Every December we bring a little joy to these mothers and their children with my baby’s first Christmas. On behalf of all these mothers and their children, I thank you for all the help and happiness you bring to them.  

Maria Merced, OB / CM, CLC, CHW
OB Team Case Manager

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