“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.