CATHOLIC CHARITIES St. Ambrose Family Inn
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 staying at the shelter and they range in age from 0 to 17 years. The goals of the shelter are to assist families in finding safe and affordable housing, and to prepare families to live successfully and independently in their own apartments. While families stay at the Inn, they are provided with housing search assistance, social work services, comfortable rooms and nutritious meals.