Shelter Directory

Dr. Roseanna doing street outreach.

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Betty’s Place YWCA
40 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

Tel: 617-482-1126
FX: 617-482-7524

20 Beds. Transitional Housing. Stay is 6-8 months.

24 hrs.

None.

Application process. Waiting list.

Bristol Lodge
Women’s Shelter
205 Bacon Street
Waltham, MA 02453MHSA
Tel: 781-894-1225
(evenings only)

12 Beds. Stay is 6 months. Night shelter.

Opens at 6:00 pm –
be in by 7:00 pm.Leave 7:45 in morning.

Self-referred. Sign up every morning for bed. No daytime services. Curfew enforced.

Faith House
142 Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Tel: 508-852-6610
FX: 508-438-5625

23 Beds. Stay is 6 months. Residential Program for Women with alcohol & drug abuse problems.

24 hrs.

Use Community Resources.Outside Counseling

Self and detox referred. Call by telephone, intake, face to face interview. Need TB test.

Parker Street West
90 Cushing Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel: 617-287-1164
FX: 617-287-2526

20 Beds. Stay is 3 months/until find permanent housing.

24 hrs.

Nurse.

DMH Homeless Outreach (street, shelter, etc.) referred.

Pine Street Women’s Inn
444 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Tel: 617-521-7202 FX: 617-521-7187

67 Beds. Women. Lottery 2:30-3:45 pm

1:00 pm -

8:00 am

Clinic Open 7 days.
11am-7pm.Tel:617-521-7160FX: 617-521-7138.

Leave in daytime, except in winter or with Doctor’s note.

Project Cope
117 No. Common Street
Lynn, MA 01902
Tel: 781-593-5333
FX: 781-581-2177

25 Beds. Stay is 6 months. Women’s residential, substance abuse program.

24 hrs.

Use Community Resources.

Self, DSS, detox, court, holding facilities, shelters, programs referred. Must be sober.

PSI (Pine St. Inn) Women in Transition
363 Albany St.
Boston, MA 02118McKinney Program
Tel: 617-892-9312
FX: 617-521-7170

35 Beds. Transitional program. Maximum stay is 2 years. Program is for sobriety.

24 hrs.

Nurse clinic: 4:30-7:15 days.Psychiatric clinician 5 days.

Pay 1/3 income. 5 beds for pregnant women. 15 beds for women 50+. 15 beds for working women.

Queen of Peace Shelter
401 Quincy Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

Tel: 617-288-4182

11/12 Beds. Emergency Shelter.
Line up at 4 – 4:30 pm.
4:30 pm –
9:00 am

HCH 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Wednesday. Social Worker.

Self-referred. Need to line up. Can keep bed for 3 weeks. If miss night, lose bed.

Rosie’s Place
889 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-442-9322
FX: 617-442-7825

22 Beds. Can stay long term. Can keep assigned room. Line up for room 7:00 a.m. First come, first served.

24 hrs.

Regis Nurses/ Women of Means, Inc.

Self-referred. Four to a room. Curfew 9:00 pm (except for job). Can stay in room during day. Other services available.

St. Patrick’s Shelter
270 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
Tel: 617-625-1920
FX: 617-629-2246
Overnight Shelter. 36 Emergency Beds. 5 Transitional Beds – for 2 years. 4:30 pm -
7:30 am
NP 1 X week.Nothing chronic.

Self-referred. Show up at pick up site: Cambridge Multi-Service Center, 19 Brookline Street, Cambridge between 4:00 pm and 4:10 pm.

Sancta Maria House
11 Waltham Street
Boston, MA 02118

Tel: 617-423-4366

10 Beds. Can stay 7 nights per month. Stay away for a month and eligible for 7 more nights.

7:00 pm –
8:00 am
Use Community Resources.Refer to larger shelters.

Call for bed. Drop-in services daily for women only:10:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Women’s Lunch Place
67 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Tel: 617-267-1722
FX: 617-267-6803

Day Shelter. Women and children welcome. Open Monday through Saturday.

8:00 am –
4:00 pm

Women of Means Doctors/Nurse. 6 Doctors rotate on regular basis. Schedule posted at shelter.

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Abbey’s House
21 Crown Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Tel: 508-756-5486
FX: 508-798-3299
72 Beds. Transitional Housing. Women and women with children. Typical stay is 3 weeks. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.www.Abbyshouse.org Self-referred. Advocacy, food and clothing. Spanish spoken.
Alternative House
P.O. Box 2100
Lowell, MA 01851
Tel: 978-937-5777
FX: 978-937-5595
HL: 978-454-1436
HL: 978-458-0274
5 Families. 3 Single Women and children. Boys up to age 12. Stay is 3 months. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Self-referred. Advocacy and referrals. Handicap access.
A Safe Place
24 Amelia Drive
Nantucket, MA 02554
Tel: 508-228-0561
HL: 508-228-2111
FX: 508-228-8825
TTY:508-228-7095
Safe home. 2 Women; 2 Children. 2 Nights. 24 hrs. None Any referral. Domestic Violence. Battered women and women with children.
Asian Shelter Advocacy
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
Tel: 617-338-2350
HL: 617-338-2355
FX: 617-338-2354
5 Rooms/20 Beds Emergency Shelter. Stay is 90 days with extensions. Women & children. 24 hrs. HCH/RNTherapist available. Call hotline number for bed. Men are sometimes admitted.
Battered Women’s Resources
P.O. Box 1209
Leominster, MA 01453
Tel: 978-537-2306
HL: 978-537-8601
FX: 978-537-3502
6 Women and children. Emergency Shelter. Stay is 90 days. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Any referral. Just call. Domestic Violence. Counseling, support groups, court advocacy, shelter search.
Brockton Family and Community Resources
9 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Tel: 508-583-5200
FX: 508-583-3775
Safe Homes for women and children. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.Outpatient mental health. Substance abuse services. Self-referred. Battered women and children. Certified batterers program. Support for adults and children. Advocacy.
Casa Myrna Vazquez
P.O. Box 180019
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-521-0100
FX: 617-521-0105
Emergency Shelters for women and children. Six different programs. 24 hrs. Women of Means MDs and Nurses Call Safelink 1-877-785-2020; Call to get Jane Doe update 617-249-0922.
Daybreak Resources for Women & Children YWCA
P.O. Box 3093
Worcester, MA 01613
Tel: 508-755-5371
HL: 508-755-9030
Will accept collect calls.
FX: 508-767-1301
25 Beds. Battered women and children Boys up to age 12. Stay is 6 months. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Self, Safelink, DSS, hospital, police, community referred. Advocacy, food, clothing, counseling, referrals. Spanish spoken.
Dove, Inc.
P.O. Box 690267
Quincy, MA 02269
Tel: 617-471-1234
FX: 617-770-2206
Emergency Shelter and Transitional Living for women & women with children. ES = 6 rooms/18 beds, Stay is 90 days; TL = 9. Stay is 1 year. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Any referral. Battered women usually come from other emergency shelters. Legal and children’s advocate. Crisis intervention.
Elizabeth Freeman Center (Western MA)
43 Francis Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Tel: 413-499-2425
HL: 413-443-0089
HL: 413-663-9709
HL: 413-243-1119
10 Women and their children. Battered women. Stay is 4-6 weeks. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Self-referred. Advocacy, food, counseling, referrals, clothing.
Elizabeth Stone House
P.O. Box 59
Jamaica Plain, MA 021308 Notre Dame St.
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel: 617-522-3417
FX: 617-427-6252
Emergency Shelter 2-3 Women with children fleeing domestic violence. Stay is 2 months. Therapeutic Community Program for 15-16 people. Stay is 5 months. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.MA Health. Self-referred. Transition from emergency to temporary housing.
FINEX
P.O. Box 1154
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Tel: 617-288-1054
FX: 617-288-1923
32 Bed Emergency Shelter 1 to 3 month stay. Women and/or women with children. 24 hrs. HCH, BMC MD/RN Self, hospital, shelter, police, social worker, and agency referred.
Harbor Cove
P.O. Box 505754
Chelsea, MA 02150
Tel: 617-884-9909
FX: 617-884-9929
3 Single Women and 2 women with children Stay is 2 weeks. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources Any referral. Advocate available.
H.A.W.C.
27 Congress Street, Suite 201
Salem, MA 01970
Tel: 978-744-2299
HL: 978-744-6841
FX: 978-745-6886
Gloucester only:Tel: 978-283-8642
FX: 978-282-3251
6 Women. 12 Children. Stay is 6 weeks. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Any referral. Battered women and children. Hotline 24/7. Legal, housing, hospital advocates in Lynn & Salem. Counseling. Teen programs.
Independence House
160 Bassett Lane
Hyannis, MA 02601
Tel: 508-428-4720
HL: 800-439-6507
FX: 508-778-0143
Office Number:
508-771-6507
28 Safe Homes. Stay is 5 days. Battered women and their children. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Any referral. Domestic Violence. Sexual Assault. Counseling, legal and medical advocacy. Outreach to schools.
NELCWIT
10 Park Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-772-0871
HL: 413-772-0806
HL: 888-249-0806
FX: 413-772-2732
18 Bed Shelter. Women and children. Stay is 90 days. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Call crisis hotline. Assess/Intake. Domestic Violence. Sexual Assault. Housing advocate.
New Beginnings
P.O. Box 1835
Westfield, MA 01086
Tel: 413-562-5739
FX: 413-572-2649
HL: 413-562-1920
HL: 800-479-6245
4 Rooms. Housing referrals. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Any referral. Battered women. Individual and group counseling.
New Hope
140 Park St.
Attleboro, MA 02703
Tel: 508-226-4015
HL: 800-323-4673
3-5 Women and children. Stay is 90 days. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Any referral. Battered Women. Rape Crisis. Safety planning. Counseling and advocacy. Accompany to hospital or police.
Our Sister’s Shelter
P.O. Box 4236
Fall River, MA 02723Director: Jean McLaughlin
Tel: 508-677-0224
FX: 508-677-2286
6 Women. 8 Children. Hidden Shelter. Stay is 3 months. Imminent Danger. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Battered Women. Call Safelink 1-877-785-2020; Call to get Jane Doe update 617-249-0922. Advocacy. Counseling.
Queen of Peace Shelter
401 Quinn Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel: 617-288-4182 11/12 Emergency Beds. Emergency Shelter for Women and women with children. Girls o.k. Boys under 5 years old. Line up at 4 – 4:30 pm. 4:30pm –9:00am HCH 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm. Social Worker Self-referred. Need to line up. Can keep bed for 3 weeks. If miss night, lose bed.
Renewal House
P.O. Box 919
Roxbury, MA 02120
Tel: 617-566-6881
FX: 617-566-4002
5 Room Emergency Shelter. 2 for single women. 3 for women with children. Stay is 3 months. 24 hrs. HCH, BMC, MD/RN Self, shelter, social worker, hospital, police, agency referred. Need to call.
Respond
P.O. Box 555
Somerville, MA 02143
Tel: 617-625-5996
FX: 617-623-4377
HL: 617-623-5900
Emergency Shelter for women or women w/children. 10-15 beds. Stay up to 3 months. Safe Home Program (1 family up to 3 days.) 24 hrs. RN Any referral. Suggest go through Safelink 1-877-785-2020
Safe Passage
43 Center Street
Suite G
N. Hampton, MA 01060
Tel: 413-586-1125
HL: 413-586-5066
FX:413-586-3742
4 Families and 1 Single Woman. Battered women. Boys up to age 13. Stay is 6 months. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Self and DTA referred. Advocacy, counseling, referrals. Spanish spoken.
South Shore Women’s Center P.O. Box 6237
N. Plymouth, MA 02362
Tel: 781-582-0078
Tel: 508-746-2664
TF: 888-746-2664
FX: 781-582-0170
Emergency Safe Home up to 14 days. Battered women and women with children. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Any referral. Clinical and peer counseling for children and women. Advocacy.
SSTAR
386 Stanley Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel: 508-675-0087
FX: 508-673-3182
Refer to Our Sister‘s Shelter. Stay is 3 days. Safe Homes. 24 hrs. Outpatient/Ambulatory Service. Battered Women’s Program. Counseling, advocacy, education, referrals, babysitting. French, Portuguese, Spanish spoken.
Transition House
46 Pleasant Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: 617-661-7203
FX: 617-497-4836
8 Room Emergency Shelter. For women and women with children. Stay is 3mos. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Referred by self, Safelink (1-877-785-2020) and other agencies.
Voices Against Violence
300 Howard Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: 508-820-0834
HL: 508-626-8686
HL: 800-593-1125
FX: 508-872-4264
5 Room Battered Women’s Shelter. Families or single women. Stay is 3 months. 14 Safe Home Referrals. Scattered Sites Section 8. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Any referral. Domestic Violence. Call. Can arrange for transport. Criteria = Imminent Danger. Legal/medical advocacy, counseling, referrals. Spanish and Hindu spoken.
Waltham Support Committee
P.O. Box 540024
Waltham, MA 02454
Tel: 781-891-0724
HL: 800-899-4000
FX: 781-891-3861
9-11 Bed Emergency Shelter. Stay is 3 months. Women and women with children including boys over 12 years old. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.Social worker for children. Any referral. Intake procedure. Domestic Violence. Outreach services and support groups.
Woman Shelter/Companeras
P.O. Box 1099
Holyoke, MA 01041
HL: 413-536-1628
Tel: 413-536-1629
FX: 413-536-0458
6 Rooms for women and children. 3-4 beds in rooms and crib in each. Stay is 4-6 weeks. Possible extension. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Self-referred. Intake process. Counseling and housing advocacy. Spanish spoken.
Woman’s Place Crisis Center
P.O. Box 4206
Brockton, MA 02303
Tel: 508-588-2041
FX: 508-588-1534
11-12 Women and women with children. Boys to age 12. Stay is 90 days. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Any referral. Domestic Violence. Sexual Assault. Counseling and advocacy.
Women’s Center of New Bedford
252 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Tel: 508-996-3343
HL: 508-999-6636
FX: 508-999-7139
2 Families – Safe Home – Apartment.
2 Families – Safe Home – House.
10+ Women and children in shelter.
24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Any referral. Domestic Violence. Battered women and women w/children. Advocacy and counseling.
Women’s Resource Center
599 Canal Street
Lawrence, MA 01840107 Winter Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
HL: 800-400-4700
FX: 978-688-5602
Tel: 978-685-2480
Tel: 978-373-4041
4 Family Shelter with 15 Beds. 3 month stay. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Any referral. Battered Women’s Program. Sexual Assault. Support groups and counseling.
Women’s Resources Inc.
P.O. Box 2503
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Tel: 508-342-2919
HL: 508-342-9355
HL: 508-630-1031
HL: 508-368-1311
12 Beds. Battered women and their children. Stay is 90 days. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Self-referred. Food, clothing, referrals, counseling, advocacy.
Women’s Support Services
111 Edgardtown Rd.
Vineyard Haven, Ma
02568
Tel: 508-693-7900 X 221HL: 508-696-7233 Emergency Housing for 1 or 2 nights. Safe House. 24 hrs. None. Any referral. Domestic Violence. Battered women. Counseling and advocacy. Connect to DTA.
YWCA Arch
P.O. Box 80632
Springfield, MA 01138
1 Clough St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Tel: 413-732-3121
Tel: 800-796-8711
HL: 413-733-7100
FX: 413-737-1534
9 Women and 13-14 children. Stay up to 3 months. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Any referral. Domestic violence. Outreach counseling and support groups. Legal and medical advocacy.

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Anchor Inn (Pine Street)
P.O. Box 240
N. Quincy, MA 02171
Tel: 617-328-5380
FX: 617-745-4309
136 Beds. Age 18+.
Arrive after Detox. Stay is two years. Also have 60 Beds for Transitional Housing. Stay is two years.
24 hrs. NP and MD; M-F (11am-7pm) 617-745-4305 Counselor Referred.
Must be clean and sober for 30 days.
Answer House
5 G Street
So. Boston, MA 02127
(MHSA)
Tel: 617-268-7124
FX: 617-268-5572
26 Beds.
Halfway House.
Stay is 6 months.
24 hrs. Use Community Resources.
In-House Counseling.
Groups (AA, AGIG, etc.)
Self, detox, shelter, facility referred. Arrive after detox. Be sober
and working.
Bay View Inn
P.O. Box 690527
Quincy, MA 02269
Tel: 617-328-3705
FX: 617-328-6958
25 Beds. Stay is
6mos. -1yr until permanent housing found.
24 hrs. Use Community Resources.
.
DMH referred. Go to day programs. In house counseling.
Bristol Lodge Men’s Shelter
27 Lexington Street
Waltham, MA 02451
(MHSA)
Tel: 781-893-0108
FX: 781-647-3249
43 Beds. Stay up to 90 days. Sign up each morning for bed. Initial bed rest required. 6:00 pm –
7:45 am
Occasionally MD or Nurse. Self-referred. Need to call. Be clean and sober. Rules. Snacks offered.
Cambridge Street Housing
215 Cambridge Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-363-1342 18 Beds. Transitional Housing. Veterans only. Stay until find permanent housing. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Shelter, detox and agency referred.
Must be a Veteran.
First Church Shelter
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-661-1873
FX: 617-492-7567
17 Beds. Emergency Shelter. Stay is Variable 6:00 pm –
7:00 am
Referral to other shelters. Referrals: Hospital, Cambridge Multi-Service Center, social worker. Be clean and sober.
Harbor Inn
P.O. Box 690327
Boston, MA 02269
Tel: 617-472-7367
FX: 617-328-6958
8 Bed Shelter.
Stay is 1 year.
24 hrs. HCH Nurse. 24 hours.
Just medications.
DMH assigned. On Long Island.
Holy Family Shelter
P.O. Box 180190
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-892-9270
FX: 617-521-7669
65 Men’s beds.
Overflow from Pine Street Inn.
24 hrs. Sat./Sun will be closed 7am-3pm Case management
Nurse @ Pine Street
Referred by Pine Street Men’s Unit. Screened emergency
shelter. All sober.
Jeremiah’s Inn
P.O. Box 30035
Worcester, MA 01603
Tel: 508-755-6403
FX: 508-793-9568
28 Beds. Stay 6 mos. to 1 year. Transitional Shelter.
1 Emergency bed
24 hrs. Use Community Resources.
In-House Counseling
Referred by social services, corrections facilities. Education & training offered.
Loreto House
51 Hamilton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Tel: 413-533-5909
FX: 413-536-1137
20 Beds. Men over 18. Stay is 90 days with extensions. 24 hrs. Nurse 2 X week. Self or agency referred. Advocacy and counseling.
Market Ministries Shelter
60 Eighth Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Tel: 508-997-3202
FX: 508-987-1078
25 Beds. Men over 18 yrs old. First come, first serve. Community residence. 24 hrs.
Guests up to 8:45pm
Use Community Resources. Self-referred. Advocacy, referrals. Spanish and Portuguese spoken.
Pine St. Men’s Inn
444 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-521-7202
FX: 617-521-7187
293 Beds. Emergency Shelter. Can keep bed if return by 4:00 pm. Lottery at 5:00 pm. 4:00 pm –
late morning. Inside in winter
HCH. RN. Clinic Hours: 5:00 am – 8:30 am and 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Tel: 617-521-7214 FX: 617-521-7104 Drop-in services. Meals. Get bed at 7:30 pm. Some regular beds available. Stay-in tickets offered.
PSI Men’s Transitional Housing Program
P.O. Box 240
No. Quincy, MA 02171
Tel: 617-745-4335
FX: 617-745-4309
60 Beds. Sobriety program. 24 hrs. Nurse clinic weekdays. Pay 1/3 income. Clean, transitional program. Case management and counseling offered.
Springfield Rescue Mission
19 Bliss Street
Springfield, MA 01101
Tel: 413-732-0808
FX: 413-732-5512
32 Beds. Programs. Typical stay is 1 year.
Christian Rehabilitative
Program.
24 hrs. Nurse refers to community
Doctor, NP 1 x week. Counseling with Chaplin
Self, detox, jail, agency referred. Serves breakfast to men/women 7:00 am. Mon-Sat.
St. Alphonsus Shelter
129 St. Alphonsus Street
Roxbury, MA 02120
Tel: 617-739-3280
FX: 617-288-2855
6 Respite Beds. Stay is 29 days. 24 hrs. Refer out DMH Homeless Outreach (street, shelter, etc.) referred.
Sullivan House
65 Glen Road
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
MHSA
Tel: 617-524-4416
FX: 617-524-4450
25 beds. Halfway House. 5 criminal justice beds. Stay is 6 months. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.
In-House Counseling, meetings.
Self, detox & holding facility referred. Be sober & working. Handicap access.
United Homes Adult Shelter
540 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel: 617-265-4515
FX: 617-265-4921
105 beds. Overnight Shelter. Van pick up.
Wet shelter. Call after Labor Day
5:30 pm-
5:30 am
HCH 1 X Week. Monday Van pick up at Woods Mullen, 784 Rear MA. Ave. Boston. BMC at 5:30 pm and drop off at 5:30 am.

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CASPAR Emergency Center
240 Albany Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: 617-661-0600
FX: 617-492-3939
107 Beds for men and women under the influence. Separate beds for “recovery” guests. Line up at 4:30 pm. HCH Nurse Every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 pm. Emergency wet shelter. Go there. Wait in line.
College Avenue Adult Shelter
P.O. Box 440436
14 Chapel St.
Somerville, MA 02144
Somerville Homeless Coalition
Tel: 617-623-2546
FX: 617-623-2735
8 beds. 4 for men. 4 for women. Stay is 6 weeks with extensions. Keep bed once admitted. 6:00 pm-
9:00 am
Use Community Resources. Need sponsor: Doctor, nurse, counselor. Be in by 10 pm. Dry shelter, no alcohol, no drugs. Advocacy, counseling referrals.
Daybreak
75 North Parish Road
Lawrence, MA 01843
Tel: 978-975-4547
FX: 978-975-2672
38 Beds. Men and women over 18 yrs old. Stay is variable. Typical 90 days. 24 hrs. Doctor 1 X week Self-referred. Advocacy, referrals, counseling. Handicap access. Spanish spoken.
Elder Services of Merrimack Valley
360 Merrimack St. Bldg 5
Lawrence, MA 01843
Tel: 978-683-7747
FX: 978-687-1067
6 Men and women in 2 locations. Ages 60+. Stay until permanent housing found. 24 hrs. Nurses. Self and Community referrals. Advocacy. Handicap access.
Father Bill’s Place
38 Broad Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: 617-770-3314
FX: 617-773-3146
30-40 beds for women.
100+ beds for men. Overnight shelter.
4:30 pm – 5:30 am RN comes 3 X week.
Case manager.
Line up each day at 4:30-5:30 pm. Stay in during daytime with
Case Manager’s OK.
Harbor Lights
407 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-536-7469
FX: 617-424-1498
42 Beds. 21 Women & 21 Men. Detox Shelter. 6 Mo Program. Wait list list. 24 hrs. Use Community Services. No referral needed. Appt.interview needed 1st 42 days stay in facility. Meetings.
Harvard Square
Homeless Shelter
66 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: 617-547-2841 24 beds. 18 for men. 6 for women. 18 two-week beds. First come, first serve. 6 work contract beds. Can have for 2 months.
If not in by 9:30 pm, bed given out for night.
7:00 pm–
8:00 am
M-F
HCH. Thursday 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Open to the public. Call at 7:30 am for two-week bed. Interview for work contract beds. Call at 9:30 pm for possible emergency bed.
Long Island Shelter
1 Brackstone Road
Boston, MA 02122
Located on Long Island in Boston Harbor/get bus from Woods-Mullen shelter
Tel: 617-534-2526
FX: 617-534-9599
344 Beds. 305 for men. 39 for women. Line up nightly. Work Experience Program
2 Dorms: M=16 beds.
F=12 beds.
3:45 pm–
8:45 am
HCH Weekdays 7am– pm. and 3pm–5pm. RN. Telephone: X320. Self-referred. Room for night or longer if sick. Stay in during day with note from doctor.
Lynn Emergency Shelter
100 Willow Street
Lynn, MA 01901
Tel: 781-581-6600
FX: 781-581-2209
56 beds for men. 20 for women. Wet Shelter. No time limit on stays. 6:00 pm-
8:00 am
Willow St. Clinic Upstairs. Self-referred. Line up nightly for beds. Can keep bed next night.
Marlboro Shelter
57 Mechanic Street
Marlboro, MA 01752
Tel: 508-481-7847
FX: 508-485-0851
18 Beds. 2 Emergency Beds. 16 for men. 4 for women. Stay is 1 week intervals up to 60 days. 24 hrs. in winter.
Summer: 2:00 pm-
9:00 am
Use Community Resources. Self, agency, hospital referred. Advocacy and referrals.
MA Veterans Shelter
69 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-791-5348
FX: 508-791-5296
75 Beds. Transitional Shelter. 3 Beds for women. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DMH, Detox referred. Employment and other life programs. No time limit on stays.
Middlesex Shelter, Inc.
189 Middlesex Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Tel: 978-458-9888
FX: 978-458-3222
90 Beds. Men and Women over 18 yrs old. No limit on stay for Lowell area residents. 3 day stay for others. 24 hrs. Doctor 1 X week. Self-referred. Advocacy, referrals, counseling, Spanish spoken.
Moore’s Way
23 Duncan Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Tel: 978-283-3078
FX: 978-283-7598
30 Rooms. Halfway House. Stay is 6 months – 3 years. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Self-referred. Must be 90 days clean. Go to work, school, therapy during the day.
New England Shelter for
Homeless Veterans
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-248-9400
FX: 617-371-1755
312 Beds. 300 Men. 12 Women Veterans. Sign up to get in. Keep beds. 24 hrs. Have small clinic. Any referral. Training. Be clean and sober.
Noah Shelter
77 Winter Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Tel: 508-778-5255
FX: 508-778-7522
50 Beds. 35 Men and 15 Women over 18 years old. Stay is indefinite. Have to get in line each night. 4:30 pm-5:00 am Clinic. Nurse Practitioner. Psychiatrist. Dentist. Self-referred and community agency referred. Advocacy. Work and housing placement. Spanish spoken.
Public Inebriate Program
(PIP)
701 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Tel: 508-797-9554
FX: 508-753-2271
68 Beds. Allow up to 200 (no beds). At 7pm sign up for beds. Can stay as long as need be. (Mostly men) 24 hrs. MD on Thursday at 6:00 pm. Self-referred. Substance abuse, detox shelter.
Safe Harbor Program
Long Island Shelter Campus, Boston Harbor
P.O. Box 158
Boston, MA 02122
Tel: 617-534-2526 X 5
FX: 617-534-3523
21 Beds. HIV and Substance Abuse. Typical stay 3 months. Out for appointments. Back by 2 pm. 24 hrs. In-house clinical services. General referrals.
Confidential. Clients can stay in during day.
St. Francis House
39 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617-542-4211
FX: 617-542-4705
Day Shelter for men and women. Serves 400 per a day. 7:00 am –
3:00 pm
HCH Clinic M-F RN
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Serves breakfast and lunch.
Saint James Summer Shelter
Porter Square
Cambridge, MA
Tel: 617-495-5526
FX: 617-496-2461
7 ½ Week Transitional Program (June-August) Student run. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Self and agency referred. 3 meals a day. Case manager. Numerous services.
Salvation Army (Cambridge)
402 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: 617-547-3400 80 Beds. 40 Permanent Beds. 4 -90 day stay for emergency shelter. Substance abuse 6 months – 2 yrs. 24 hrs. HCH. MD & RN 3 X Week. Self-referred.
7:00 pm curfew.
Drop-In shelter.
Salvation Army
100 North Street
PO Box 369
Hyannis, MA 02601
Tel: 508-775-0364
FX: 617-971-3121
Day Shelter for men and women. M-F from 8:30am-4:00 pm. Lunch served. Dinner served at 4:00 M-Sunday. 8:30 am-
4:00 pm
Use Community Resources. General referrals. Social services, emergency food and clothing.
Shattuck Shelter
170 Morton Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Tel: 617-522-8110
x3229
FX: 617-983-2062
122 Beds. 100 Men. 22 Women. Stay: 1 week – 13 yrs. Can be permanent if return on time. Job lateness exception. Sober. 3:00 pm –
8:00am
M – F
3:00 pm –
9:00 am
Sat. & Sun.
HCH. Few hours.
Monday-Friday.
General referrals: jail, hospital, etc. If accepted, do not wait in line.
Shelter Inc.
109 School Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: 617-547-1885
FX: SAME
21 Beds. 15 Men. 6 Women. Initial stay: 1-3 days; Extension 6 months or more. Start accepting referrals at 10:00 am. 8:00 pm–
8:00 am
Cambridge Hospital & local services. General referrals. Doctor, Nurse, Case Manager, etc.
Silver Street Inn
219 Silver Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-774-7234
FX: 413-773-8518
11 Beds for Men and Women. Stay is from 6 mos. to 2 years. Also has transitional housing program. 24 hrs. Downtown office has a visiting nurse. Self and agency referred. Need verification of homelessness. Housing advocacy and case mgmt.
Turning Point
3 Merchant Rd.
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: 508-875-6429
FX: 508-620-2391
18 Beds. 2 Emergency Beds. Stay is 60-90 days. All male. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. Self-referred. Dry shelter. Advocacy and referrals.
United Homes-
Second Home
9 Codman Park
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel: 617-427-4244
FX: 617-265-4921
20 Beds. Typical stay 18 months. For men and women in Recovery. 24 hrs. Have case manager. Recovery program. Alcohol/Drugs. Attend meetings.
West End Shelter
25 Staniford Street
(Lindemann Center)
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-626-8628
FX: 617-626-8634
60 Beds. 40 Men. 20 Women. Until permanent housing found. 24 hrs.
AdmissionM-F prior to 2pm.
Nurse. DMH Homeless Outreach (street, shelter, etc.) referred.
Woods Mullen (“Intake”)
784 Rear Mass. Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-534-7100
FX: 617-534-7098
160 Beds. M = 100,
W = 60. Sign up each day at 3:30 pm to go to L.I. Shelter.
4 pm-8 am RN/NP
Clinic Tel: 617-534-7110
3-8:30 pm
Get up at 6:00 am for breakfast. Go to lobby by 8:00 am. Can stay in lobby during the day.

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Angel House
309 South Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Tel: 508-775-8045
FX: 508-778-7531
5 “Recovering” Women and their children (under age 15) Stay is 6-9 months. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.
Clinical therapy group and individual.
DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, counseling, referrals.
Boston Family Shelter
656 Mass. Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-267-8081
FX: SAME
9 Families. 6 DTA referred. 6-12 mo.stay until find permanent housing. Boys over 12, men.1 traveler’s aid. 2 community rm.Referred 24 hrs. HCH Nurse and MD
Part time. Depends on need. Referrals to work programs.
DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy and referrals.
Bridge House
24 Baker Street
Lynn, MA 01902
Tel: 781-593-3898
FX: 781-593-3899
11 Families. Stay until find permanent housing. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.
Refer out.
DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, referral, counseling and transportation.
Broderick House
56 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Tel: 413-534-7610
FX: 413-536-8536
12 Families. 33 Beds.
Sober families and pregnant women. Stay is variable.
24 hrs. HCH Nurse. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Self, agency referred. Advo- cacy, counseling, and transportation. Spanish spoken.
Brookview House
2 Brookview Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
Tel: 617-265-2965
FX: 617-265-7229
Transitional Living. Shelter. 12 Families. Women and children. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.
Clinical Therapist and Referral.
DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Job training, life skills. Children’s programs. Rentals.
Cambridge YWCA
Family Shelter
7 Temple Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: 617-491-6050
X 225
10 Families. Long term one year stay. Mostly women and children. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. 1 room for complete family. 9 for women and their children.
Carolina Hill Shelter
728 Main Street
Marshfield, MA 02050
Tel: 781-837-1377
FX: 781-834-1887
16 Families. 40 Beds. Mostly female head of family. Stay is variable. 24 hrs. Physician Assistant
1 X week.
DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Child care, referrals, advocacy.
Carriage House
294 Old Main Road
N. Falmouth, MA 02556
Tel: 508-564-6485
FX: 508-564-6673
8 Families. Young women and children. Pregnant women 24 hrs. VNA and other Community Resources.
Counseling 1 X week.
DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Referrals,
advocacy, transport, child care, education.
Casa Nueva Vida
53 Glen Road
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Tel: 617-524-6332
FX: 617-524-5889
14 Families. Women and children. Stay until permanent housing found. 24 hrs. HCH Nurse occasionally.
Outsource. Most folks have insurance coverage. Referrals.
DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. One Community Room. Stay as long as rules obeyed. Advocacy, counseling.
Children’s Services of Roxbury
520 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel: 617-445-6655
FX: 617-445-0940
50 Families. Stay is variable. Transitional Housing. Families with children. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Some handicap access. Counseling, referrals.
Crittenton Hastings House
10 Perthshire Road
Brighton, MA 02135
Tel: 617-782-7600
FX: 617-254-7966
58 Families in 3 programs. 24 hrs. DTA referred only Go out during day for programs, work, school, housing search.
Crossroads Family
Shelter
56 Harvre Street
E. Boston, MA 02128
Tel: 617-567-5926
FX: 617-567-1001
14 families. Stay until
permanent housing found.
24 hrs. HCH Nurse 1 X week.
Onsite social worker.
Mostly DTA referred.
1 community rooms.
Self-refer. Call. Intake
process.
Cross Street Family Shelter
P.O. Box 440436
Somerville, MA 02144
Tel: 617-776-6661
FX: 617-666-2762
5 Families. Stay until permanent housing found. 24 hrs. Case management. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria.
David Jon Louison Child Center
137 Newbury Street
Brockton, MA 02401
Tel: 508-584-4315
FX: 508-587-6065
16 Families. Women and their children.
15 DTA Rooms. 1 Community Room. Stay is variable.
24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Self or agency referral. Day program, counseling, referrals, handicap access.
Dennis McLaughlin House
150 2nd Ave. Rm. 214
Charlestown, MA 02129
Tel: 617-242-0251
FX: 617-242-4869
10 Efficiency Rooms. Women and children. Up to 2 children. Up to 10 years of age. Stay usually 18 months.6 month grace period. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources
MGH referral. Pay 30% of income.
Referred by any Social Service Org., Therapist, Counselor, etc. 6 mos. clean and sober. Attend AA or NA meetings.
Fall River Family Resource Center
177 Rockland Street
Fall River, MA 02724
Tel: 508-679-2109
FX: 508-676-6694
7 Families. Stay until find permanent housing. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources
Handicap & regular rooms available
DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Dry shelter. Advocacy, referrals, transport, vouchers.
Families in Transition YMCA
316 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617-927-8290
FX: 617-267-4653
22 Families. Stay until permanent housing found. 24 hrs. HCH Nurse
Wednesday
DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria.
Family House Shelter
Address not available.
Tel: 617-541-2731
FX: 617-541-9455
24 Rooms. 53 Beds. Families include men. Boys under 13. Stay is 4-6 months. 24 hrs. HCH Nurse when needed Social worker. Workshops, Horizon program. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Counseling, referrals.
Family Resource Center
11 Peck Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Tel: 508-226-5722
FX: 508-226-2896
7 Families. 37 Beds. Single pregnant women. 6 DTA rooms. 1 Community room. 24 hrs. Referrals. DTA referred. Self or agency referred. Day program. Advocacy, referrals, counseling.
Florence House
12 George Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Tel: 508-799-2499
Tel: 508-849-2185
FX: 508-849-2185
8 Families. Women and children. Typical stay is 6-12 mos. 24 mos. limit. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria.
Frances Perkins House
16-18 Cottage Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-757-7506
FX: 508-757-8541
13 Families. Typical stay 6-12 months. Transitional Housing. 24 hrs Use Community Resources. Agency referrals.
Friendly House
87 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Tel: 508-792-1799
FX: 508-755-9326
13 Families. Stay is 3-4 months extended. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria.
Genesis II
295 R Adams Street
Newton, MA 02458
Tel: 617-332-9905
FX: 617-964-4354
11 Families. Stay until permanent housing found.9 mos. maximum 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.
Psychiatrist 1 x month
2 Therapists on staff
DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria.
Grace House
Family Recovery Program
143 West St. Northampton, MA 01060
Tel: 413-586-8213
FX: 413-585-9139
6 Families. Recovering women with children. Stay is 9 months. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, counseling, referrals.
Greenfield Family Inn
128 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: 413-774-6382
FX: 413-774-1241
6 Families. Sober families and pregnant women. 1 Community Room. Stay is variable. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.
Clinician on staff
DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Self and agency referred. Advocacy, referrals, Spanish spoken.
Hestia House
Walter E. Fernald Center
200 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02452
MHSA
Tel: 781-893-6948
FX: 781-893-6983
16 Families. Stay until permanent housing found. 24 hrs. HCH Nurse 1 X week.
Women of Means Doctors and Nurses
DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria. Meals brought from Sandra’s Lodge.
Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center
614 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: 617-491-5752
FX: 617-491-2385
20 Families with children. Stay is 3 months to 1 year. 24 hrs. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria.
Typical 8 months. Advocacy. Some Spanish spoken.
Horizons
764 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
Tel: 413-782-8654 5 Families. 11 Beds. 24 hrs. HCH Nurse 1 X week. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, referrals.
House of Hope
812 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Tel: 978-458-2870
FX: 978-458-6679
18 Families. 16 DTA rooms. Stay until permanent housing found. 24 hrs. Well Clinic. Nurse once a week or as needed. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Self or agency referral. Dry shelter. Advocacy, referrals.
Inn Between
25 Holten Street
Peabody, MA 10960
Tel: 978-532-2372
FX: 978-531-6548
6 Families. 5 DTA rooms, 1 Community room. Stay until permanent housing found. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.
1 X weekly health education.
DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Self or agency referral. Advocacy, referrals.
Inn Transition
42 Washington Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Tel: 978-531-9951
FX: 978-977-9008
7 “Recovering” Families (including men). Stay is 9-12 months. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA/DSS referred. Alcohol and drug recovery.
Jefferson Avenue Shelter
95 Jefferson Avenue
Springfield, MA 01107
Tel: 413-736-2263
FX: 413-731-5964
7 Families. Women and children. Boys under 12 yrs old. Stay is variable. 24 hrs. HCH Nurse 1 X week. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, referrals.
Jessie’s House
17 Seelye St.
Amherst, MA 01102
Tel: 413-658-0065
FX: 413-256-4558
6 families. Stay until find permanent housing. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria & case management. Counseling, referrals, handicap access. Spanish spoken.
Lazarus House
48 Holly Street
Lawrence, MA 01842
Tel: 978-689-8575
FX: 978-682-7004
40 Beds. 7 Cribs. Stay is variable. Evening hours. Clients out by 7:50 am
Home by 5pm
Use Community Resources. DTA, DSS, agency referred. Advocacy and referrals. Day program through Shepard Center. Spanish spoken.
Life House Family Shelter
145 Stoughton Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel: 617-265-7700
FX: 617-265-2605
10 Families. Stay until permanent housing found. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, referrals.
Mainspring Coalition for the Homeless
54 North Main Street
Brockton, MA 02401
Tel: 508-587-5441
FX: 508-586-2348
5 Families. Stay is variable. Scattered site family housing. Plus 100 diff. individuals in bldg., but diff. program 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.
Therapist on staff. Case management for Mass Health.
DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, referrals.
adult education. Spanish spoken.
Main Street Shelter
319 Main Street
Holyoke, MA 02040
Tel: 413-534-2466
FX: 413-536-3299
11 Families. Stay is variable. 24 hrs. Nurse weekly. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Day program. Referrals. advocacy, counseling. Spanish spoken.
Mary’s House
62 Church Street
Waltham, MA 02452
MHSA
Tel: 781-647-9957
FX: 781-647-9358
6 Families. Stay up to 1 year. Allows intact families. 24 hrs. Women of Means MD
1 X per month.
DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria. Housing search, work. rules, curfew. Handicap access.
Mary Martha Learning Center
1045 Main Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Tel: 781-749-5441
FX: 781-749-3013
9-10 Families. 20 Beds. Women and children under 5 years old. Stay is variable. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, referral, educational program.
Medford Family Life Education Center
2 Central Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Tel:781-391-9116 8 Families. Stay until permanent housing found. 7 community. 1 DTA 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.
Psychiatric Therapy
DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy. Handicap access.
Merrimack House
423 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Tel: 978-937-2418
FX: 978-454-9919
6 Families. Stay is variable. 1 community. 5 DTA 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, counseling and referrals. Spanish spoken.
Metro Boston Housing Partnership Scattered Site Family Shelter
125 Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-859-0400
FX: 617-426-4256
TF: 800-272-0990
47 Families. Typical stay 6-8 months. Stay until permanent housing found.
Scattered sites.
24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria.
Advocacy, counseling, referrals. Foreign languages spoken.
Nazareth House
91 Regent Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel: 617-541-0100
FX: 617-541-8781
Room for 10 families and 2 single women (HIV affected). 24 hrs. HCH/ RN Tuesdays
1X per month.
HIV Support group.
DTA referred, but not all. Substance abuse, mental health services.
New Chardon Temporary Home Family Shelter
41 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-720-3611
FX. 617-723-7486
13 Rooms. 15-20 Women and children; Typical stay is 6 months until find permanent housing. 24 hrs. HCH NP 1 X week.
MA General weekly volunteer.
DTA referred. DSS, other social service organizations. Meet DTA criteria. Programs. Work. School. Housing Search. Case by case review. Child care.
North Shore Community Action Programs
75 Central St
Peabody, MA 01960
Tel: 978-532-8620
FX: 978-531-1012
12 Families. Stay is variable. Scattered sites in North Shore area. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy,counseling, transportation. Spanish spoken.
Our Friends House
292 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Tel: 413-499-2877
FX: 413-499-3779.
8 Families. 22 Beds.
Stay is variable.
3 Community Rooms.
24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Self and Agency referred. Advocacy, referrals. Handicap access.
Pathways Family Shelter
248 Edger Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: 508-879-5047
FX: 508-620-2636
14 Families. Stay until permanent housing found. 24 Hrs. Use Community Resources DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, referrals. Spanish spoken.
Milly’s Place
360 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Tel: 978-452-5410
FX: 978-459-4558
6 Families. Stay until permanent housing found. 1Community. 5 DTA. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy,counseling, referrals. Spanish spoken.
Pilgrim’s Hope
149 Bishop’s Highway
Kingston, MA 02364
Tel: 781-582-2010
FX: 781-585-2869
10 Families. Stay until permanent housing found. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Day program, child care, advocacy, referrals. Handicap access.
Project Hope
45 Magnolia Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel: 617-442-1880
FX: 617-442-1356
8 Rooms. 6 DTA rooms, 2 Community rooms. Shelter for women with children or 7 months + pregnant. Stay until permanent housing found. 24 hrs. RN 1 X week as needed. DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria for DTA rooms. Rules to follow. Programs, work, school, housing search.
Prospect House
103 Prospect Street
Springfield, MA 01107
Tel: 413-737-5518
FX: 413-731-3077
9 Families. Stay is variable. 24 hrs. HCH Nurse 1 X week.
Community resource workshops every 2 weeks.
DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Dry shelter. Advocacy, referrals. Spanish & French spoken.
Revision House
38 Fabyon Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
Tel: 617-825-8642
FX: 617-282-7757
22 Families. Young women (18-25) with baby. Stay is variable 24 hrs HCH 1 X week on Thursday. DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria. Rules to follow. Programs, work, school, housing search.
Roxbury Family Shelter
23 Vernon Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel: 617-427-6700
FX: 617-541-2160
19 Beds. 5 Families. 4 Cribs. Families with children up to age 13. Variable length of stay. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, counseling, referrals. Spanish spoken.
Sage House
61 Clinton Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: 508-626-2586
FX: 508-370-7339
15 Families. Recovering women and their children to age 16. Stay is 9 mos. to 1 year. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA/DSS referred. Not all DTA. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, counseling, referrals. Spanish spoken.
St. Ambrose Family Shelter
25 Leonard Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
Tel: 617-288-7675
FX: 617-288-7037
13 Families. Typical stay is 6-8 months until permanent housing found.
24 hrs. Clinician every other Thursday. RN on Wednesday. DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria Programs, work, school, housing search, counseling, referrals.
St. Mary’s Women & Infants Center
90 Cushing Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel: 617-436-8600
Ext. 235
FX: 617-288-8961
32 Adult Women Families. Women and children. Typical stay 9 months until permanent housing found. Plus 18 teens and children 24 hrs. HCH 1 x week
Clinical Director on site.
DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria. Emergency status. Counseling, advocacy, referrals.
Salvation Army Family Shelter
23 Vernon Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel: 617-427-6700
FX: 617-541-2160
5 Families. No time limit. Stay until permanent housing found. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria. Programs, work, school, housing search.
Sandra’s Lodge
Walter E. Fernald Center
200 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02452
MHSA
Tel: 781-899-7311
FX: 781-899-8304
67 Families. Family Shelter. Single women with children. Stay until permanent housing found. 24 hrs. WOM Doctors and Nurses DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria. Cafeteria for meals.
Shepherd’s Place
133 Paine St.
Worcester, MA 01610
Tel: 508-757-5198 FX: 508-754-4691 13 Families. Women and children. Typical stay 6-12 months until permanent housing found. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy and referrals.
Sojourner House
85 Rockland Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel: 617-442-0590
FX: 617-442-1367
Family Shelter. 9 Families. Most DTA rooms. 1 School Community room. Pay according to means. 24 hrs. HCH 1 X Week as needed. Some DTA referred. Travelers Aid referral. Advocacy. referrals. Handicap access. Spanish spoken.
Spin (Serving People in Need
100 Willow St.
Lynn, MA 01901
Tel: 781-598-9417
FX. 781-598-9153
24 Family apartments. Scattered sites. Stay is variable.DSS referred programs: Teen living (13 teen girls with children); HIV Congregate House; Shelter & Care; Service Coordination Center
Step Program: 8 Families for post-teen
24 hrs. Community Resources. DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria. Programs, work, school, housing search.DSS Service Coordination Center. Drop in Breakfast & lunch from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Taking Care of Business
64 Eastern Point Road
Gloucester, MA 01930
Tel: 978-281-3328
FX: 978-281-2154
9 Families. Recovering women and children under 16. Stay is variable. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Counseling, day program, Spanish spoken.
Temporary Home
41 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-523-2337 Temporary Housing 24 hrs Community Resources DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria
Travelers Aid Society
17 East Street
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: 617-542-7286
FX: 617-542-9545
After Hours: 617-
635-4500
Assist homeless families
with shelter and transport.
3 rooms for emergency (night). 10 rooms long term. Typical stay 6 weeks until find permanent housing (hotels/motels).
24 hrs. HCH partnership. Every family having been rejected by DTA with rejection letter in hand. Families with children under DTA. Law suits with DTA.
Tri-City Family Shelter
350 Cross Street
Malden, MA 02148
Tel: 781-322-9119
Tel: 781-324-1303
FX: 781-332-5262
Men, women & children. Congregate housing 24 families, Scattered sites 24 families. Stay is 9–14 mos until permanent housing is found. 24 hrs. Community Resources. DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria. Programs, work, school, housing search.
Wellspring Connection
302 Essex Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Tel: 978-281-3271
FX: 978-281-6092
6 Families. Stay until find permanent housing. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA Criteria.
Winterhaven Shelter
10 N. Bow Street
Milford, MA 01757
Tel: 508-478-2333
FX: 508-478-7426
7 Families and 5 Single Women. 26 Beds. Stay is variable. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA and self referred. Dry shelter. Advocacy, referrals, transport.
Worthington House
769 Worthington Street
Springfield, MA 01105
Tel: 413-732-3069
FX: 413-732-0775
111 Beds + Overflow. Stay is not limited except for detox beds which is 90 day stay. 24 hrs. Nurse M-F 8:30 am – 12:00 noon. Self or detox centers referred. Advocacy, counseling, referrals, Spanish spoken.
Youville House
133 Granite Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Tel: 508-753-3084
FX: 508-754-0139
16 Families. Stay is up to 1 year. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Need interview with supervisor.

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SHELTER

CONTACT

SERVICES

HOURS

CLINICAL SERVICES

NOTES

Attleboro Youth Shelter
200 S. Main Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Tel: 508-226-6031 FX: 508-223-4128 13-17 Beds. Teen females. 12-18 years old and pregnant. Stay 30-45 days. 24 hrs. Psychiatrist on staff.
Therapy – individual and group.
DSS, DMH, DYS, referred. Private insurance. Advocacy, counseling. Translation through community agency.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
47 West Street
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: 617-423-9575
FX: 617-482-5459
16 Beds. Teens. Stay is 9 months to a year.
Also has Day Shelter
9-5. M-F
24 hrs. MD. 9-5 M-F.
Dental.
Meet with counselor for admission.
Brigid’s Crossing
221 Pawtucket Boulevard
Lowell, MA 01854
Tel: 978-454-0081
FX: 978-454-0210
7 Teens mothers. 8 Children. Pregnant and parenting teens. 14-22 yrs old. Stay is variable. 3 community beds 24 hrs. Use Community Resources.
Clinician visits.
DSS referred. Advocacy, counseling, handicap access, transport.
Cambridge Street Teen Living
414 Cambridge Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Tel: 508-756-2396
FX: 508-756-7173
8 Families. Teen mothers. Ages 15-20 and their children. 24 hrs. Use Community Health Centers. Counseling DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Run by Florence House
Community Care Services
Young Parents Program
167 Maple Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Tel: 508-223-4135
X 338
FX: 508-223-4142
7 Families. Teen mothers. Ages 16-22 and their children. Typical stay is 1 year. Until housing is found. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DSS referred.
Gentle Arms Teen Living Program
429 Winter Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel: 508-646-2760
FX: 508-324-4558
Director: Sue
Call in a.m.
5 Families. Parenting or pregnant teen females. Stay up to age 20. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, counseling, referral. Handicap access.
Harbinger House
85 Edgell Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701
Tel: 508-872-6002
FX: 508-872-7753
24 Beds. Teen females. Ages 12-18 and pregnant. Stay is 30-45 days. 24 hrs. Nurse. DSS referred. Advocacy, referrals, counseling.
Spanish spoken.
Just-A-Start House
16 Butler Drive
Somerville, MA 02145
Tel: 617-776-8353
FX: 617-623-9864
10 Families. Parenting and pregnant females Programs, work, school, housing search.
Ages 13-20 and their children. Stay is variable.Up to 20yrs old
24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA/DSS referred. Meet DTA criteria. GED, advocacy, counseling, parenting classes, case management. Some Spanish spoken.
Key Emergency Shelter
369 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Tel: 413-442-1503
FX: 413-447-6976
10 Beds. Ages 11-17. Stay is 45 days. 24 hrs. Clinic. DSS and self-referred. Counseling, advocacy, transportation.
Lutheran Community Service Teen Living Program
414 Cambridge Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Tel: 508-756-2396
FX: 508-756-7173
7 Families. Parenting and pregnant females. Ages 13-20 and their children. Stay until age 20. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. One DSS room. Advocacy, counseling, transport. Spanish spoken.
Ruth House
553 North Main Street
Brockton, MA 02401
Tel: 508-580-5773
FX: 508-580-2273
10 Families. Pregnant or parenting females. Stay until age 20. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DSS/DTA referred.
Meet DTA criteria. GED support, parenting and life skills, advocacy, counseling, transport
St. Mary’s Home
90 Cushing Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel: 617-436-8600
FX: 617-288-9476
24 Families. Pregnant and newly parenting female teens. 24 hrs. HCH 1 x week DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria.
Short Stop Inc.
1323 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02144
Tel: 617-776-3377 12 Beds. Emergency shelter for children 8-18. Transitional housing for youth 18-21. Stay up to 45 days. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DSS referred. Meet DTA criteria. Community referrals.
Spin (Serving People in Need
248 So. Common Street
Lynn, MA 01905
Tel: 781-598-9417
FX. 781-598-9153
24 Family apartments. Scattered sites. Typical stay is 1 year until find permanent housing.DSS referred programs: Teen living (9 teen girls with children); HIV congregate house; Shelter and care; Service Coordination Center. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred only. Meet DTA criteria. Programs, work, school, housing search.DSS Service Coordination Center. Drop in Breakfast and lunch from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Summerhill House
137 Vernon Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Tel: 781-769-4343
FX: 781-769-2332
7 Families. Parenting females and their children. Currently all emergency beds. Stay up to age 20. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, counseling. No substance abuse.
Teen Living at Family Independence
11 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel: 617-541-0944
FX: 617-541-8052
8 Rooms. Pregnant and parenting females. Ages 13-19. Can stay until 20 years old. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA/DSS referred. Meet DTA criteria. Advocacy, counseling, food stamps, foreign languages spoken.
The Bridge Home
90 Cushing Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel: 617-436-8600
FX: 617-288-9476
Emergency residential program for children. 24 hrs. HCH 1 x week DTA referred. Meet DTA criteria.
Village (YOU, Inc.)
979 Milbury Street
Worcester, MA 01607
Tel: 508-757-5579 16 Beds. Ages 11-18. Stay is 30 days. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DSS referred. Meet DTA criteria. Handicap access for 1st floor.
Visions
225 Station Avenue
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Tel: 508-398-4034
FX: 508-394-4577
8 Mothers and 9 babies
Females. Ages 14–20 years old. Stay is variable.
24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA/DSS/DYS and Commonworks referred. Advocacy. Counseling, transport
Handicap access.
You, Inc.
18 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Tel: 508-853-2487
FX: 508-849-5618
Teen/Parent Apartment
Program. Ages 16-20.
Mothers & children.
Stay is 30 days.
24 hrs. Use Community Resources DSS referred.
Adolescent
programs.
You, Inc.
Wetzel Center
2 Granite Street,
Worcester, MA 01604
Tel: 508-849-5640
FX: 508-363-0547
15 Beds. Male and female 13-18 years old. Stay varies from 2 weeks to 6 months. 24 hrs. Doctor and Nurse. DSS, DMH referred. Adolescent programs.
YWCA Teen Living Program
2 Museum Square
Apt. 205
Lawrence, MA 01840
Tel: 978-688-4046
FX: 978-688-7867
8 Beds. Pregnant or parenting females. Stay until 20 years old. 24 hrs. Use Community Resources. DTA/DSS referred. Parenting and life skills assistance. Advocacy, counseling, referrals. Handicap access.
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KEY
BMC = Boston Medical Center
DMH = Department of Mental Health
DSS = Department of Social Services
DTA = Department of Transitional Assistance (Welfare)
YS = Department of Youth Services
HCH =Health Care for the Homeless
HL= Hotline
MHSA = Middlesex Human Service Agency