You can make a difference!

The NILP Independence Fund is a critical safety net for people with disabilities who wish to live independently in the community.

The NILP Independence Fund pays for things like:

  • First month’s rent, furniture or moving expenses when transitioning from nursing homes and other facilities into home or community-based living.
  • Assistive technology such as power wheelchairs, prosthetic devices and computer software.
  • Home or vehicle modifications such as ramps, chairlifts and other adaptive technologies.
  • Other emergency situations for which no other sources of support exist.

You can help thousands of people with disabilities in Northeastern Massachusetts regain or retain their independence and equality in the community!

To Donate:

  • Mail a check to Northeast Independent Living Program, 20 Ballard Road, Lawrence, MA 01843
  • Give online here
  • Ask your bank to issue automatic monthly checks to NILP

For questions, contact Candice Pechilis, Director of Development, at (978) 687-4288 ext. 165 or

Ways to Give

One-time or Monthly Gifts

Your one-time or monthly gift provides essential resources and services for our consumers who don’t qualify for other sources of support or have unmet needs.

Memory or Honorary Gifts

You can honor a loved one, friend or colleague by donating in their memory or honor. Your gift will be acknowledged to the individual and/or family.


Join us as a sponsor, volunteer or donor (in-kind or financial) at one of our events. NILP hosts events throughout the year that are open to the public.

Matching Gifts or Workplace Giving

Some employers will match your donation or offer to withhold a portion of your paycheck and donate it to NILP. Ask your human resources department if they participate in matching gift or workplace giving programs. Our tax identification number is 04-2701631.

Planned Gifts

Leave a legacy by including NILP in your will or trust or naming us as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, retirement account, charitable gift annuity or donor-advised fund. These gifts can be arranged through your financial advisor or attorney.

Thank you for your support!