Strategic Plan

“Leading the way to a life of recovery by providing comprehensive, compassionate and innovative addiction services to all people of all ages.”

- Lowell House Vision Statement, 2014

“Lowell House Inc. offers comprehensive and compassionate addiction-related services that aim to strengthen our community by rebuilding lives.”

- Lowell House Inc. Mission Statement 2014

In the fall of 2013, Board members and staff began the task of developing a vision and strategic plan for the upcoming three years. The challenge was enormous – how to blend a well-rooted, supportive, caring culture with the increasing demands of the behavioral health, managed-care world. With addictions reaching epidemic proportion in the Greater Lowell area, the issue of not just surviving but growing to meet the demands became the central theme. A new and exciting vision for Lowell House Inc. was developed with a powerful vision statement and, finally, four overarching goals to help guide the organization through 2017.
A Vision for the Future
“Leading the way to a life of recovery by providing comprehensive, compassionate and innovative addiction services to all people of all ages.”

A VISION FOR THE FUTURE – LHI will provide:

  • Coordinated mental health and addictions services;
  • Evidence-based, cutting edge practices;
  • Additional housing – more options and beds;
  • Additional sources of public and private funds that support an investment in quality services;
  • Staff training that assures personal and professional growth of the LHI workforce;
  • Increased community education and prevention
  • Community leadership in addictions and recovery
  • A broader and better developed service continuum though collaboration;
  • Provide a full range of age-appropriate services to meet the evolving need of the community;
  • A comprehensive approach to the treatment of trauma

Overarching Goals - 2014-2017

  • Create a full-scale development program that results in additional discretionary funds of $100,000 - $150,000 per year. – Funds that can be used for growth of services to meet community needs.
  • Achieve CARF accreditation- The Council on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities will measure LHI against national standards.
  • Develop additional sober living opportunities. – Broaden the continuum of services with sober congregate and apartment options
  • Assess building and real estate needs and implement plan(s) – Replace aging or inadequate facilities and meet future needs.