Welcome to our Boston, Massachusetts Homeless Shelters and Services for the needy page. Below are all of the homeless shelters and services for the needy that provide help to those in need for Boston, MA and surrounding cities.
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Many shelters also provide services such as alcohol and drug rehab treatment along with clinics. I try to provide as much information as possible on my details pages.
Roxbury, MA 02119 0.10 miles from city center Boston
617.442.0590 Sojourner House is a family shelter in Roxbury which opened in October of 1981. The program, set up in a recently remodeled house, is designed to meet the immediate survival needs of displaced families. We shelter two-parent and single-parent families on a 24-hour basis. Families that come to stay h See more details
Roxbury, MA 02119 0.15 miles from city center Boston
(617) 541-0100 Nazareth Residence provides an opportunity for homeless mothers and their children to begin rebuilding their lives. Families are able to maintain their independence while they transition to permanent housing. The community-like atmosphere, supportive services, and 24-hour staffing create a safe and See more details
Boston, MA 02119 617-427-9801 The Elizabeth Stone House is committed to countering the effects of trauma and breaking the cycles of violence and abuse—one family at a time. Through residential and community support services, the Stone House helps families heal and women reclaim control over their lives.
Roxbury, MA 02119 0.43 miles from city center Boston
617-442-8800 ext. 1005 The Mary Eliza Mahoney Emergency Family House Shelter. Completely funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), The Mary Eliza Mahoney House Emergency Family Shelter is a closed referral program serving DHCD homeless families. The House is one of the few shelters in Massachus See more details
Roxbury, MA 02119 0.55 miles from city center Boston
617-566-6881 Renewal House is a domestic violence shelter for individuals in crisis and their children. Since 1980, Renewal House has provided temporary emergency shelter and advocacy services to more than 1,000 individuals and families escaping domestic violence. Emergency shelter for up to three months. See more details
Dorchester, MA 02125 0.99 miles from city center Boston
617 442 1880 The Family Shelter was one of the first homeless shelter for families in the state and remains a model for its respectful and empowering approach. Approximately 20 women and their children are sheltered each year. The women are assisted to secure permanent housing and to connect with Project Hope's See more details
Roxbury, MA 02118 1.06 miles from city center Boston
617-442-9322 Rosie's Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, offers emergency and long-term assistance to women who have nowhere else to turn. Founded in 1974, Rosie's Place welcomes each guest with respect and unconditional love. Rosie's Place accepts no government funds, and relies instead on committed See more details
Boston, MA 02118 617-534-7100 Our women's shelter, known as Woods-Mullen, is located at 794 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston's South End. The shelter serves female adults ages 18 years or older. The shelter has 200 beds and is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Beds are given out on a first-come, first-served See more details
Dorchester, MA 02125 1.23 miles from city center Boston
617-282-0456 Since 1990, a Shelter for unaccompanied homeless men has been operated at Pilgrim Church. Originally established by Positive Lifestyles, it is now under the direction of the United Homes Adult Services division of Children's Services of Roxbury (this connection began with a recognition that a large See more details
Boston, MA 02118 617-534-6100 The new shelter, located on Southampton Street in the Newmarket district of the South End aims to offer a welcoming setting to guests. On January 14th, 2nd floor of a multiphase construction project was opened, allowing the shelter to serve adult males aged 18 years or older 365 days a year. During See more details
Boston, MA 02218 617-534-6100 Our men's shelter, located on Southampton Street in the Newmarket district of the South End, is a state-of-the-art facility that opened in June 2015. This shelter serves men only and beds are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. At full capacity, the shelter holds over 400 nightly gue See more details
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 1.68 miles from city center Boston
617-983-0351 The Shattuck Shelter provides emergency refuge, food, clothing, medical care, mental health treatment, housing placement, legal assistance and addiction referrals for 120 men and women. See more details
Boston, MA 02118 617-423-4366 Sancta Maria House is a safe place for homeless women in Boston that provides everything for our guests a light meal, a refreshing shower, a change of clothes, and a clean bed in which to have a peaceful night's rest, safe from the dangers of the city streets.
Boston, MA 02118 617-482-4944 Men seeking emergency shelter for the first time are encouraged to come to the Men's Inn, located at 444 Harrison Avenue, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–
6 p.m. During these hours, an intake specialist can meet with you to assess your needs and help you to find the best options for your situation. See more details
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 1.96 miles from city center Boston
617-436-2002 Finex House is shelter for battered women and their children; especially those who have disabilities and/or women who are trafficked. We are wheelchair accessible with two concrete ramps and an internal lift. Finex House also has a light-coded signal system for deaf, battered women and their child See more details
Boston, MA 02118 617-482-4944 Beds are assigned daily using a lottery system. To enter the drawing, please arrive at the Women's Inn by 3 p.m. and speak to the staff at the front desk. Names are drawn for the lottery at 3:30 pm. A bed is not guaranteed, though staff will work to find options for you. See more details
Dorchester, MA 02122 2.08 miles from city center Boston
(617) 288-7675 St. Ambrose Family Inn, a program of Catholic Charities, is a shelter in the Field's Corner neighborhood of Dorchester. Opened in 1989, the shelter can accommodate 12 families. The population is mostly women and children, but we do accept fathers with their children. There are usually 18-25 children See more details
Dorchester, MA 02124 2.22 miles from city center Boston
(617) 541-0222 shelter for 22 homeless women and their families that provides life-stabilization services, intensive housing placement services and vocational case management services. ReVision Family Home is directly connected to Victory Programs' ReVision Urban Farm and also provides hands on nutritional servic See more details
Dorchester, MA 02124 2.29 miles from city center Boston
617 265 2965 Established in 1990, the agencyâ€™s mission is to help homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. With sites in Roxbury and Dorchester, we provide a safe, community setting with customized services to give homeless moms and kids the help See more details
Boston, MA 02111 617-542-7286 To utilize Family Emergency Solutions, a family must be homeless, have children under the age of 18, and have most recently resided in Boston. Families also must be ineligible for state-funded Emergency Assistance (EA) or an applicant for EA without shelter options. We have an on-call staff in place See more details
Cambridge, MA 02139 2.60 miles from city center Boston
617-661-0600 Bed lottery is at 2:30 PM. Beds can only be reserved in person.
CASPAR's Emergency Service Center (ESC) is one of three shelters in Massachusetts that accept homeless people who are actively using alcohol and drugs. At the ESC clients receive medical and mental health care, nutriti See more details
Boston, MA 02112 (617) 338-9000 Mission:
* To offer resources that prevent and end homelessness
* To support the recovery, health, faith, and independence of those who have a history of substance abuse, incarceration, and homelessness
* To raise awareness about the root causes of these life risks See more details
The Emergency Shelter Commission's mission is to coordinate the City's efforts to prevent and end homelessness and hunger through proactive planning, policy analysis, program development and advocacy with our city, state, federal and community partner agencies. The Commission's goal is to eradicate See more details
Cambridge, MA 02139 2.95 miles from city center Boston
(617) 547-3400 Short term and extended stay beds for sober men only. Provides case management, substance abuse services and vocational counseling. Call first thing in the morning (7am or later) to reserve a bed.
Arrive before 7pm to claim a bed. No referral needed. No geographic restrictions. See more details
Cambridge, MA 02139 2.95 miles from city center Boston
(617) 547-3400 This Salvation Army location provides much more than an emergency shelter. They also provide:
Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Military Personnel Assistance, Transitional Care & Work Release, Emergency Financial Assistance, rent assistance, Transitional Housing.
There are many other servi See more details
Cambridge, MA 02139 2.97 miles from city center Boston
(617) 547-1885 Short term and extended stay beds for sober men and women. Provides case management, housing search, and referrals to community services to assist with mental health, medical care, employment, education, and benefits. Referral is needed; then call at 10 am to reserve a bed
Boston, MA 02108 617-371-1800 The Mission of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans is to extend a helping hand to homeless men and women veterans who are addressing the challenges of: addiction, trauma, severe and persistent mental illness, and/or unemployment and who will commit themselves to sobriety, non-violence, and See more details
Boston, MA 02108 617.259.2900 Crittenton Women's Union is the largest provider of family shelter in Massachusetts, serving more than 350 families a year. During their stay, families develop a plan to help them move toward an economically independent life. Also provides Family support services and Food Services.
Cambridge, MA 02139 3.09 miles from city center Boston
617-491-5752 Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center provides shelter to families only and operates under a closed referral contract with the state.
This is the administrative office. Hildebrand provides: Emergency shelter units with common facilities and on-site services, Independent apartments with support service See more details
Cambridge, MA 02138 3.79 miles from city center Boston
617 876 3256 Open from November 15th evening to April 15th. Shelter is open from 7pm to 8 am (Saturdays open until 9 am). Short term and extended stay beds for sober men and women. Extended stay beds are assigned by lottery and are typically reserved for people who are working.
Cambridge, MA 3.95 miles from city center Boston
(617) 864-0795 Y2Y is an emergency shelter for young adults. We accept anyone between the ages of 18-24. We also accept some 25 year-olds, as long as they were still 24 years of age at the beginning of our operational season (November 1st). Under no circumstances can we accept guests who are less than 18 years old See more details
Somerville, MA 02143 4.01 miles from city center Boston
An emergency and
extended stay shelter for
over the age of eighteen. Operated by Catholic
Charities. No referral needed, walk in by 3pm. Hours of operation: shelter 24/7, Office
9/5 daily except for weekends. Serves all of Middlesex County. Clients need to call in the
mornin See more details
Cambridge, MA 02138 4.16 miles from city center Boston
617 661 1873 Emergency shelter. Stay is variable. Hours: 6pm - 7am.
Provides a basic act of mercy to the poor and homeless of Cambridge and surrounding communities. Each evening 14 men are provided with a safe, comfortable place to stay. Our guests have access to two meals, showers and personal st See more details
East Boston, MA 02128 4.25 miles from city center Boston
617 567 5926 Crossroads' mission is to support families as they transition from homelessness to independent living and self-sufficiency. Today Crossroads provides shelter, case management, housing search, stabilization services, and food pantry assistance to homeless, formerly-homeless and low-income families.
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Somerville, MA 02144 4.46 miles from city center Boston
617-776-6661 The shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This is a residential facility for families in a communal-like atmosphere where families reside together and share services and resources. The family shelter can serve five families at one time and offers housing search, case management, See more details
North Quincy, MA 02171 4.63 miles from city center Boston
617 328 5380 Services: 136 bed shelter.
Must be 18 years or older. Must arrive after a detox. Must be clean and sober for 30 days +. Can stay up to 2 years.
The Anchor Inn also provides transitional housing. See more details
Quincy, MA 02169 6.62 miles from city center Boston
617 770 3314 Emergency Shelter for those 18 years old and up.
We shelter an average of 225 individual adults each night at Father Bill's Place in Quincy and MainSpring House in Brockton. No one in need is turned away. Public funding covers less than half of our shelter costs. That is why your suppo See more details
Quincy, MA 02269 6.72 miles from city center Boston
617-328-3705 Provides a 25 bed shelter. Can stay from 6mths to a year until permanent housing is found. Hours: 6pm nightly until 7:45am. See more details
Quincy, MA 02169 6.79 miles from city center Boston
617-786-7903 Established in 1984, it is a Christian Home for homeless, pregnant women. Applicants must be 18 years of age and not have issues with alcohol or drugs. Loving home where we offer classes in Parenting, Birthing, Computer Skills, Budgeting, Nutrition, Bible Sharing among other offerings. Women can sta See more details
Malden, MA 02148 7.30 miles from city center Boston
781-322-9119 Housing Families Inc. helps 400 homeless and extremely low-income people each day -- 300 of these are homeless and formerly homeless children. Housing Families helps these children and their parents to grow and heal from their past traumas, including losing their home.
We offer a range of academic See more details
Waltham, MA 02451 8.86 miles from city center Boston
781-894-1225 Operates on a first come, first served basis. If you are in need of a bed, you must go through the pre-screening process by calling 781-893-0108, Monday through Friday. Phone calls are accepted beginning at 9:00am.
Waltham, MA 02451 10.47 miles from city center Boston
781-893-0108 The Bristol Lodge Men's Shelter operate on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are in need of a bed, you must go through the pre-screening process by calling 781-893-0108, Monday through Friday. Phone calls are accepted beginning at 9:00am.
Lynn, MA 01902 11.94 miles from city center Boston
781 593 3898 BridgeHouse derived its name from the new housing concept at that time, 'bridge housing,' which is an alternative temporary housing arrangement that seeks to bridge the gap between homelessness and independent residency. The mission of the house is to provide a continuum of strong support services f See more details
Lynn, MA 01901 12.26 miles from city center Boston
781 581 6600 General Information Providing emergency shelter to individuals and families, transitional and permanent supportive housing and street outreach
Adult Emergency Shelter Open 365 days a year, our emergency shelter serves up to 44 men and women over age 18, providing on-site case ma See more details
Lynn, MA 01902 12.39 miles from city center Boston
(781) 595-7570 Programs
HomeLink The HomeLink Initiative is designed to work with community health centers, public school districts and early intervention workers to help identify households that are having a housing crisis and then offer quick assistance to See more details
Peabody, MA 01960 16.24 miles from city center Boston
978 532 2372 The Inn Between is an emergency program for homeless families. Inn Between | Inn Transition | Inn Homes | Back to Programs & Services
The Inn Between is an emergency program for homeless families. Founded in 1985, our original building, a lovely Victorian home, houses six families at a See more details
Brockton, MA 02301 16.87 miles from city center Boston
508 584 4315 The Center offers temporary shelter as well as educational opportunities for the personal, social, and economic growth of all members of the homeless families. Once housed and self-sufficient, it is hoped that these individuals and their families will continue to recognize their own unique dignity, See more details
Salem, MA 01970 17.08 miles from city center Boston
978-744-8552 Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC) is a nonprofit agency serving victims of domestic abuse in 23 cities and towns in the North Shore of Massachusetts. We provide free and comprehensive services for domestic violence victims including emergency family shelter, legal advocacy, individual counseli See more details
Ashland, MA 01721 19.52 miles from city center Boston
(508) 620-2690 Shadows provides temporary emergency housing for up to 10 women who are sober. It is linked to SMOC's continuum of housing and services through the Common Ground Resource Center. Women at Shadows are eligible for employment and housing search services, mental health and substance abuse services and See more details
North Pembroke, MA 02358 22.43 miles from city center Boston
781-361-2418 Faith based home for 5 young women (18-25) pregnant or parenting their first child (up to 1 year old). Welcome to stay with us for up to 2 years depending on the educational plan of mom. See more details
Lowell, MA 01852 24.83 miles from city center Boston
978~459~9631 Under the Oak is a day shelter that is Christian based and located at Christ Church United in Lowell, Ma. UTO is open every Wednesday from 11am till 2pm..On cold or snow days we open earlier and stay open later. We serve a hot lunch along with fellowship and arts and crafts - UTO helps those in need See more details
Lowell, MA 01852 24.84 miles from city center Boston
(978) 458-9888 Lowell Transitional Living Center provides three daily meals, a safe environment, detox placement, individual assessment and referrals, medical care, case management, street outreach to chronically homeless, rep payee services, clothing and on site GED and support group programming.
Lawrence, MA 01840 27.08 miles from city center Boston
(978) 557-5775 Casa Nueva Vida (House of New Life) is the only homeless shelter in the state of Massachusetts with a completely bilingual staff. Although we serve a diverse population, we believe our bilingual expertise makes us ideally capable of providing a unique, specialized package of services and programs to See more details
Lawrence, MA 01841 27.41 miles from city center Boston
978-689-8575 Opened in 1983, Lazarus House's 31-bed emergency shelter is located in the Arlington District of Lawrence, MA. Seven days a week, Lazarus House provides a safe, clean and supportive environment for individuals and families on referral by social service, law enforcement, church or community groups.
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Attleboro, MA 02703 27.76 miles from city center Boston
508-226-5722 Community Care Services is a private, non-profit corporation that provides emotional, educational and behavioral support to more than 7,500 children, adults, elders, and families annually throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and now expanding into Connecticut. See more details
Attleboro, MA 02703 28.09 miles from city center Boston
(508) 222-2933 This is NOT a homeless shelter. They provide a program called Homes With Heart.
Homes With Heart is a HUD sponsored program that's purpose is to find nd secure permanent housing for chronically homeless persons. Once this is accomplished, case management will be provided to assure supp See more details