Congresswoman Niki Tsongas Visits Bridgewell’s Pathfinder Drop-in Center

Published: February 18, 2014

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In January, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas toured Bridgewell’s Pathfinder Drop-in Center and Pathfinder Apartments in Lowell. Pathfinder Program Director Jessica Perreault and Director of Housing Elaine White led the tour and introduced the Congresswoman to several clients. Pathfinder serves more than 48,000 meals annually and has 300 active individuals using the center.

She met Tommy and Dominic, both young adults who experienced homelessness in their teens and now work at Pathfinder’s Transitional Employment Program as coffee shop attendants.

Pictured above: Congresswoman Tsongas with Pathfinder Program Director Jessica Perrault, Assistant Program Director Lynne Ducharme and Pathfinder resident Tommy.

After the tour, Congresswoman Tsongas met with Bridgewell Leadership to discuss services, challenges and opportunities for the Lowell area.

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Congresswoman Niki Tsongas with Project COPE Executive Director Mark Kennard and Bridgewell’s President & CEO Bob Stearns.

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The Congresswoman toured Robin’s apartment. She moved to Pathfinder in August and is working now on her health issues and enjoying time with her grandchildren.

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During her tour, Tsongas talked with several individuals including Sulaiman, who is now the head chef at the Drop-in Center. 

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