Boston Homeless Shelters & Services For The Needy

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.



We also provide other homeless resources such as transitional resources for the homeless. Homeless clinic and treatment center resources are also provided on the right navigational bar.

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.

Active Listings In Boston Massachusetts

SOJOURNER HOUSE

Roxbury, MA 02119
0.10 miles from city center Boston
617 442 0590

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Sojourner House Family Shelter

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
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NAZARETH HOUSE

Roxbury, MA 02119
0.15 miles from city center Boston
617 541 0100

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Battered Women's Emergency Shelter Elizabeth Stone House

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.

The missio
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Mary Eliza Mahoney House Family Shelter

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
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Urban Ministries Renewal House Domestice Violence Shelter

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.
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ROXBURY FAMILY SHELTER - SALVATION ARMY FAMILY SHELTER

Roxbury, MA 02119
0.67 miles from city center Boston
617 427 6700

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HOLY FAMILY SHELTER

Dorchester, MA 02125
0.99 miles from city center Boston

We currently do not have an active phone number for this shelter. I am not sure if this shelter itself is still active - Mike (HomelessShelterDirectory.org)
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Family Shelter Project Hope

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
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Rosie's Place For Women

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
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FAMILY HOUSE SHELTER

Dorchester, MA 02121
1.16 miles from city center Boston
617 427 4470

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Woods Mullen Shelter and Services

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
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PILGRIM CHURCH SHELTER

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
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Shelter at 112 Southampton Street

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
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Shelter at 112 Southampton Street - Boston Public Health Commission

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
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FAMILIES IN TRANSITION

Boston, MA 02115
617 927 8290

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Queen of Peace Family Shelter

Boston, MA 02125
617 288 4182
The Queen of Peace is a 11 bed family shelter. Provides dinner and breakfast. Clothing whjen available. 3 week stay maximum. Accepts women & children (boys under 5).

Must be at shelter at 4prn & out by 9 am. Call for further details.
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Saint Mary's Women and Infants Center Margaret's House

Dorchester, MA 02125
1.41 miles from city center Boston
617-436-8600
Shelter for homeless families. Contact for full detail.
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Casa Myrna Vazquez Domestic Violence Support

Boston, MA 02118
617-521-0100
Emergency and transitional support for battered women. Also provides transitional housing. Call for details and support.
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Lifehouse Shelter

Dorchester, MA 02125
1.52 miles from city center Boston
(617) 265-2605
Emergency shelter. Contact for details.
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Shattuck Shelter

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.
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Sancta Maria House For Women

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.

Guests at Sancta Maria H
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Boston Night Center Pine Street Inn

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.
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Finex House Shelter For Battered Women

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
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The Women's Inn at Pine Street

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.
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WOMEN UNIT SHELTER

Boston, MA 02118
617 482 4944

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CARDINAL MEDEIROS CENTER

Boston, MA 02118
(617) 619-6960
day program for ages 50+.
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CATHOLIC CHARITIES St. Ambrose Family Inn

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
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KIT CLARK SENIOR SERVICES

Dorchester, MA 02122
2.12 miles from city center Boston
617 825 5000

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ReVision Family Home

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
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Brookview House Transitional Housing Program

Dorchester, MA 02124
2.29 miles from city center Boston
617 265 2965
Established in 1990, the agency’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
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FamilyAid Emergency Shelter

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
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CASPAR Emergency Care Center

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
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Kingston House - Boston Rescue Mission

Boston, MA 02112
617-482-9074
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
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CITY OF BOSTON EMERGENCY SHELTER COMMISSION

Boston, MA 02201

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
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Cambridge Shelter (Salvation Army)

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.
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Salvation Army Emergency Shelter

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
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SHELTER INC

Cambridge, MA 02139
2.97 miles from city center Boston
617 547 1885

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Heading Home Shelter

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

Our clien
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MULTI SERVICE CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS

Cambridge, MA 02139
2.98 miles from city center Boston
617 349 6340

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New England Center for Homeless Veterans

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
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Crittenton Women's Union

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.

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Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center - Congregate Family Shelter

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
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CAMBRIDGE YWCA

Cambridge, MA 02139
3.18 miles from city center Boston
617-491-6050
Our shelter only excepts families referred by Department Housing Community Development.
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Chardon Street Shelter for Women and Children

Boston, MA 02114
617-720-3611
Temporary Home for Women and children.
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CAMBRIDGE YWCA EMERGENCY FAMILY SHELTER

Cambridge, MA 02139
3.28 miles from city center Boston
617 491 6055

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HORIZON HOUSE

Mattapan, MA 02126
3.77 miles from city center Boston
617 296 2492

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Harvard Square Homeless Shelter

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.

Call between 7:30 and
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St. Patrick's Shelter

Somerville, MA 02143
4.01 miles from city center Boston

An emergency and extended stay shelter for women only 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
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First Church Shelter

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
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Crossroads Family Shelter & Food Pantry

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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Cross Street Family Shelter

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,
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CRITTENTON HASTINGS HOUSE

Brighton, MA 02135
4.49 miles from city center Boston
617 782 7600

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ANCHOR INN (Pine St)

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.
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Somerville Homeless Coalition Adult Shelter

Somerville, MA 02144
5.57 miles from city center Boston
617-623-2546
Services:
SHELTER
- Adult Shelter
14 Chapel Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Phone: 617-623-2546

 Operated by the Somerville Homeless Coalition.  An emergency and extended stay
sober
shelter for
12 men and 4 women.
Call to g
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BOSTON CITY SHELTER

Long Island, Bo MA
6.36 miles from city center Boston
02122
617 534 2526
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Father Bill's Place

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
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Bay View Inn

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.
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MEDFORD FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CENTER

Medford, MA 02155
6.78 miles from city center Boston
781 391 9116

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Friends of the Unborn

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
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Housing Families Inc.

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
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Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter

Waltham, MA 02451
8.86 miles from city center Boston
781-894-1225
12 Beds. Stay is 6 months. Night shelter. Opens at 6:00 pm - be in by 7:00 pm. Leave 7:45 in morning.

The women's shelter provides emergency shelter to a combined total of area residents each night. Staff at each location are trained to provide a variety of specialized and essential
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CASA NUEVA VIDA

Lawrence, MA 02130
9.10 miles from city center Boston
617 524 0285
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
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FAITH HOME SHARE

North Weymouth, MA 02191
9.35 miles from city center Boston
781 340 1604

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Bristol Lodge Men's Shelter

Waltham, MA 02451
10.47 miles from city center Boston
781-893-0108
Provides a 43 bed shelter. Can stay up to 90 days. Must sign up each morning for a bed.
Hours Open: 6pm until 7:45am.
Staff at each location are trained to provide a variety of specialized and essential services. Support staff are trained to provide all guests with a safe and support
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SPIN - Serving People In Need

Lynn, MA 01905
11.59 miles from city center Boston
781 598 9417
Serving People In Need's mission is to provide quality care to the families, children, young parents and individuals that we serve.
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MASS. COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS

Lynn, MA 01901
11.76 miles from city center Boston
(781) 595-7570

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BRIDGEHOUSE

Lynn, MA 01902
11.94 miles from city center Boston
781 593 3898

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BRIDGEHOUSE

Lynn, MA 01902
11.94 miles from city center Boston
781 593 3898

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LYNN SHELTER ASSOCIATION

Lynn, MA 01901
12.28 miles from city center Boston
781 581 6600

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STEPPING STONES

Lynn, MA 01902
12.32 miles from city center Boston

We do not have a current phone number for this shelter, Mike - HomelessShelterDirectory.org
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MARY MARTHA

Hingham, MA 02043
14.05 miles from city center Boston
781 749 5441

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MARY MARTHA CENTER

Hingham, MA 02043
14.05 miles from city center Boston
781-749-5441

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INN BETWEEN

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
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MAIN SPRING HOUSE

Brockton, MA 02301
16.61 miles from city center Boston
508 587 5441

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SOUTH MIDDLESEX OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL

Framingham, MA 01702
16.74 miles from city center Boston
508 620 2300

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Lifebridge

Salem, MA 01970
16.78 miles from city center Boston
978-744-0500
Lifebridge (formerly The Salem Mission) is working to offer men and women the opportunities they need to end their homelessness.

Research shows that two factors are responsible for this problem: a lack of affordable housing and the persistence of poverty in our community.


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DAVID JON LOUISON FOUNDATION

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,
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TURNING POINT

Framingham, MA 01701
17.08 miles from city center Boston
508 875 6429

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PATHWAYS SHELTER

Framingham, MA 01702
17.15 miles from city center Boston
508 879 5047

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SHELTER HOPE AND DIGNITY OF WOMEN SEARCHING

Ashland, MA 01721
19.52 miles from city center Boston
508 231 8710

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CAROLINA HILL SHELTER

Marshfield, MA 02050
23.09 miles from city center Boston
781 837 1377

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CAROLINA HILL SHELTER

Marshfield, MA 02050
23.09 miles from city center Boston
781 837 1377

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Under the Oak Day Shelter

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
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LOWELL TRANSITIONAL LIVING CENTER

Lowell, MA 01852
24.84 miles from city center Boston
978 458 9888

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GREATER LOWELL EMERGENCY FAMILY SHELTER

Lowell, MA 01852
25.13 miles from city center Boston
978 459 0551

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HOUSE OF HOPE

Lowell, MA 01854
25.63 miles from city center Boston
978 458 2870

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COMMUNITY TEAMWORK PAWTUCKET HOUSE

Lowell, MA 01854
25.67 miles from city center Boston
978 452 5410

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DAYBREAK SHELTER

Lawrence, MA 01843
25.69 miles from city center Boston
978 975 4547

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MERRIMACK HOUSE

Lowell, MA 01854
25.69 miles from city center Boston
978 937 2418

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LAZARUS HOUSE

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.   See more details

FOCUS Family Resource Center

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.
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FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Attleboro, MA 02703
27.77 miles from city center Boston
508 226 5722

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WELLSPRING HOUSE

Gloucester, MA 01930
27.89 miles from city center Boston
978 281 3221

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Attleboro Area Council of Churches

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
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