Heading Home Shelter - Cambridge, MA

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109 School Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
: Phone: (617) 547-1885
: http://www.headinghomeinc.org/
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Description: 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 clients are both individuals and families spanning all ages, from infancy (and even pre-natal care) to elderly. A typical homeless family consists of a single mother in her 20s with 1-3 children; the majority of our own family program participants are young single mothers. People with disabilities are disproportionately homeless; we also provide specific services for individuals with disabilities both directly and via partnerships with housing development corporations.


Permanent Housing
    Congregate Housing
    Scattered-Site Apartments
    The John G. Guillemont House
    Lopez Avenue Property

Transitional Housing

    Medford Family Life Education Center
    Transitional Housing Partnerships
    Transitional Apartments

Shelter and Emergency Services
    Dorchester Family Shelters
    Cambridge Shelter
    Women’s Drop-In Program
    Scattered-Site Apartments

Volunteers Requests by Heading Home Shelter: Heading Home relies heavily on local volunteers year-round to help our clients feel at home, while we focus our resources on helping them build a brighter future. Volunteer Requirements All Volunteers must submit a Volunteer Application. Volunteers under age 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian; those under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers working around children must submit to a background check.

Donation Requests by Heading Home Shelter: NEW! We have a running Amazon Wishlist where you can see some of the most pressing items our clients are in need of. Help make a house a home today. Email ljackson@headinghomeinc.org for questions regarding in-kind donations. How Your Donation Can Help $2,500 provides one year of financial coaching $1,000 provides 1:1 savings match $500 provides assistance to secure housing $250 covers the cost of a child’s bed $100 provides a job search starter kit To make a secure online donation: Donate To donate by mail: (Please make checks payable to Heading Home) Heading Home The Schrafft Center 529 Main Street, Suite 100 Charlestown, MA 02129 Heading Home’s tax identification number: 23-7364546 Special Gifts Matching gifts through your employer to multiply your donation’s effectiveness Tribute gifts to honor family or friends for a birthday, special occasion Memorial gifts to honor the memory of a loved one Stocks you have held for more than a year Remembering Heading Home in your bequest or other estate plans For more information on the many ways to give, please contact Emily Smaldon, Development Director, at esmaldon@headinghomeinc.org or 617.864.8140, ext. 107. Categories Categories

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Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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Do you have items to donate? Contact Heading Home Shelter at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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