Homelessness Statistics for Worcester, MA

, Massachusetts

Total Homeless persons in Worcester County Massachusetts in 2019

1,593

There are an estimated 1,593 homeless individuals in Worcester County Massachusetts. That is a -14% change from 2018.

The homelessness statistics listed are collected from HUD and from the Homeless Shelter Directory database for 2019

Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals in families

924

There are 924 in Worcester that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

7

There are 7 in Worcester that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

500

There are 924 in Worcester that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

162

There are 924 in Worcester that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

277

There are 277 in Worcester that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

3

There are 3 in Worcester that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Worcester County Massachusetts in 2019

280

There are an estimated 1,593 homeless individuals in Worcester County Massachusetts. That is a -14% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Worcester County Massachusetts

Total Chronic Homeless in Worcester County Massachusetts

63

There are -41 less homeless individuals in Worcester County Massachusetts than in 2018. That is a -39% drop .

What is Chronic Homeless?

Chronic homelessness refers to people who have found themselves experiencing homelessness repeatedly and is often accompanied with mental ilness or substance abuse.

Chronically homeless individuals have been on the streets for a long time, potentially years.

Sheltered Chronic

Sheltered chronic

33

There are 277 in Worcester that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

30

There are 3 in Worcester that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Worcester County Massachusetts

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

144

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

11

Total Veteran Homeless

155

There are more homeless individuals in Worcester County Massachusetts than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Worcester County Massachusetts

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

60

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

23

Total Homeless Youth

83

There are 2 more homeless youths in Worcester County Massachusetts than in 2018. That is a 2% increase.

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Worcester County Massachusetts

3,134

This figure represents the total number of beds available in all categories of Housing.

Total number of shelters in Worcester County Massachusetts

15

What are Emergency Shelters?

Emergency Shelters are places where the homeless can find a safe place to stay in case of sudden loss of housing. There are about 949 emergency shelter beds in Worcester County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 497 Transitional Housing beds in Worcester County.

What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

Permanent Supportive Housing is a long-term housing service for the elderly or vulnurable population struggling to stay above the poverty line. There are about 852 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Worcester County.

What is Rapid Re-Housing?

Rapid re-housing is a short-term rental assistance service with the purpose of helping people obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed. There are about 831 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Worcester County.

Worcester, Massachusetts Homeless Shelters and Services

15 Listings in city

Visitation House, Inc.

Visitation House, Inc.

Worcester, MA

Visitation House is a caring home providing women with unplanned pregnancies a path to cherish and sustain the life of their babies. With a warm, nurturing home environment, enrichment programs, [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 23, 2019
Friendly House Shelter

Friendly House Shelter

Worcester, MA

The Friendly House Shelter & Scattered Sites Program is a temporary emergency shelter program providing short-term housing, extensive housing search and services to help families to become self-su [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 24, 2017
Youville House - Catholic Charities Worcester County

Youville House - Catholic Charities Worcester County

Worcester, MA

Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 8am to 5pm.Shelter for homeless families.  Closed referral by DCHD (Department of Communities and Housing Development of the [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 9, 2020
Ywca Transitional Housing Program

Ywca Transitional Housing Program

Worcester, MA

When living paycheck to paycheck, a jump in the cost of rent, an abusive relationship, addiction, or an unexpected catastrophe can have a lasting and devastating affect. Each year increasing numbers o [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 24, 2017
Laura's Shelter House

Laura's Shelter House

Worcester, MA

*Note - This is not FREE. There is a cost to stay at this location. Call for details. Our furnished affordable rooms provide each individual the opportunity for personal securi [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 16, 2020
DayBreak YWCA

DayBreak YWCA

Worcester, MA

Women and Children's shelter. To get help, you should call the Daybreak Resources for Women and Children hotline at 508-755-9030. The Daybreak hotline will accept collect calls.The Daybre [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 24, 2017
Our Father's House

Our Father's House

Fitchburg, MA

Call after 4 pm to see if shelter is available. Shelter provides meals, shelter, housing search, and advocacy services in the spirit of hospitality to homeless m [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 4, 2020
St. Luke's Guesthouse

St. Luke's Guesthouse

Southbridge, MA

Intake: Call our office during regular business hours: Mondays through Fridays 8:30 to 4:30pm. We are a dry shelter. We accept men, women, and children for short-term shelter, generally around 30 da [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 10, 2017
Pathway to a Better Life

Pathway to a Better Life

Milford, MA

Under 30 degrees Doors open at 7 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. Shelter closes at 6:30 a.m. Emergency shelter for the greater Milford area that will be running unti [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 21, 2020
IHN Worcester Shelter

IHN Worcester Shelter

Worcester, MA

Family shelter Our program staff counsels families to help them identify their needs and develop a comprehensive service plan. The families receive case management, advocacy, assistance [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 11, 2015
North Star Family Services - Shelter

North Star Family Services - Shelter

Leominster, MA

Shelter and Food    North Star Family Services is an emergency shelter that assists five families simultaneously in a community living/group environment.  &n [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 19, 2017
Jeremiah's Inn

Jeremiah's Inn

Worcester, MA

We are not a homeless shelter. If you are seeking shelter,Residential ProgramJeremiah’s Inn has a 29 bed Social Model Recovery Program for men. This is a program of experient [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 24, 2017
Queen Street Shelter Worcester - SMOC

Queen Street Shelter Worcester - SMOC

Worcester, MA

Greater Worcester Housing Connection Triage Center Emergency shelter on Queen Street for both men and women. Homeless, substance abusers, transients. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 21, 2020
Abby's House

Abby's House

Worcester, MA

Shelter provides temporary shelter for women with our without children. Night shelter hours: 5:30pm to 8am nightly.    Please call 508-756-5486 x230 [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 26, 2019
HOAP (Homeless Outreach & Advocacy Program)

HOAP (Homeless Outreach & Advocacy Program)

Worcester, MA

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, ask for Triage Case Manager. Shower services available 8:30 am - 4:00 pmProvi [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 7, 2021

Point-In-Time Count Summary

Total Homeless Total Families Total Chronic Total Veterans Total Youth
2015
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
446
72
1160
4


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


363
2


15
21


178
3


36
2
2015 Total 1,682 365 36 181 38
2016
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
462
66
1044
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


311
0


27
14


159
1


23
3
2016 Total 1,572 311 41 160 26
2017
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
454
130
917
6


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


279
3


25
35


154
7


49
10
2017 Total 1,507 282 60 161 59
2018
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
594
170
1088
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


321
0


41
63


206
9


60
21
2018 Total 1,852 321 104 215 81
2019
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
500
162
924
7


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


277
3


33
30


144
11


60
23
2019 Total 1,593 280 63 155 83
*Key
  • SI: Individuals in shelters
  • UI: Unsheltered individuals
  • IFS: Individuals in families shelters
  • UIF : Unsheltered individuals in families
  • S: Sheltered
  • H: Homeless

Homelessness Behavioral and Performance Statistics

Avg days* Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Return rate* Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months 1st time* Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Temp 2 Perm* Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Supp 2 Perm* Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH
2015 132 14.5% 2625 39.9% 93.2%
2016 140 14.5% 2767 42.7% 95.5%
2017 158 7.5% 2778 43.3% 94.5%
2018 182 5.8% 2605 38.5% 95.0%
2019 180 6.3% 2266 32.7% 97.3%
*Key
  • Avg days: Average Length of Time Homeless (days)
  • Return rate: Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months
  • 1st time: Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time
  • Temp 2 Perm : Rate People Exit from Emergency Shelters, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Re-housing to Permanent Housing
  • Supportive 2 Perm: Rate People in Permanent Supportive Housing and Other Permanent Housing Retain or Exit to Permanent Housing

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