Homeless Shelters in Southeastern Mass

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS FOR SOUTHEASTERN MASS

A Safe Place
P.O. Box 3231
Nantucket, MA 02584
508-228-0561
508-228-2111 (Hotline)

Clients: Battered women and their children.
Capacity: Up to 5 beds in safe houses.
Length of Stay: 2 nights.
Services: Handicap accessible, advocacy, counseling, food, American Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish.
Referral: Self, other agencies.

New Bedford Women’s Center
252 County St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-996-3343
508-999-6636 (Hotline)

Clients: Battered women and their children (boys to 12).
Capacity: 3 families, 3 single women.
Length of Stay: Up to 90 days.
Services: Advocacy, counseling, food, Spanish, Portuguese, Creole, must be substance abuse clean.
Referral: Self.

Our Sisters Place
P.O. Box 4236
Fall River, MA 02723
508-677-0224 (24 hours)

Clients: Battered women and their children (fleeing partner);
Capacity: 20 beds (6 women and 15 children).
Length of Stay: Up to 3 months.
Services: Handicap accessible, advocacy, referral, food, clothing, counseling.
Referral: Self, other agencies.

D.O.V.E.
P.O. Box 690267
Quincy, MA 02269
617-471-5087
617-471-1234 (Hotline)

Clients: Battered Women and their children (boys to 10).
Capacity: 20 beds.
Length of Stay: 90 days.
Services: Advocacy, counseling, referral, food, clothing, Spanish.
Referral: Self (through hotline).

New Hope
P.O. Box 4100
Attleboro, MA 02703
508-226-4015
1-800-323-4673 (Hotline)

Clients: Battered women and their children.
Capacity: 2 shelters (25 beds, 6 cribs).
Length of Stay: 10 week program, 90 day maximum stay.
Services: Advocacy, counseling, referral, food, clothing, Spanish, Portuguese.
Referral: Self.

Womansplace
P.O. Box 4206
Brockton, MA 02403
508-588-2045
508-588-8255 (Hotline)

Clients: Battered women and their children (boys to 17), must be from different town.
Capacity: 10 beds.
Length of Stay: 90 days.
Services: Advocacy, counseling, referral, clothing, 3 meals, Spanish, Creole
Referral: Self.

SHELTERS FOR INDIVIDUALS IN SOUTEASTERN MASS

Anchor Inn
P.O. Box 240
North Quincy, MA 02171
617 328-5380

Capacity: 240 men
Length of Stay: No limit Restrictions: Sober
Services: Spanish, Haitian Creole, advocacy, counseling, 3 meals, medical care, clothing provided, referrals
Referral: Self

Mainspring House – Brockton Coalition for the Homeless
54 N. Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301
(508) 587-5441

Capacity: 47 men, 18 women
Length of Stay: Variable
Services: Substance abuse counseling; 3 meals/day; clothing; handicapped accessible; medical care by referral; day programs; transportation; advocacy; Portuguese + Spanish; Wed. 1Oam-12pm soup kitchen at shelter; nearby food pantries.
Restrictions: Must be sobriety upon entry; in by 7pm/out by 7am
Referral: Self; agencies

Noah Shelter
77 Winter Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 778-5255

Capacity: 50 (35 men + 15 women)
Length of Stay: Unlimited
Services: Advocacy; counseling; 2 meals/day; clothing in emergencies; handicap accessible; medical care; food pantry nearby.
Restrictions: Over 18; 11 pm curfew
Referral: Self: (First come, first served) lottery for men at 4pm

Father Bill’s Place
38 Broad St.
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 770-3314

Capacity: 60 men 25 women
Length of Stay: Unlimited
Services: Counseling; 3 meals/day; limited clothing; medical care; nurse 5 days/ week; transportation only in emergencies.
Restrictions: Sobriety; curfew (4:30pm for one-night stays, 11 pm for long- term guests)
Referral: Self

Market Ministries
60 Eighth Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-3202

Capacity: 24 (will refer women or place in motel/hotel)
Length of Stay: Unlimited
Services: Counseling; 2 meals/day; clothing; Cape Verdian & Portuguese; medical care by referral; storage facilities.
Restrictions: Men over 18; 8:45 pm curfew
Referral: Self or social service agency

Samaritan House
59 Ingall St.
Taunton, MA 02780
508 824-6497

Capacity: 21 beds, men and women
Length of Stay: 90 days
Services: Advocacy, counseling, 2 meals & snack, nearby soup kitchen, nurse, some clothing, referrals
Restrictions: Sober
Referral: Self

SHELTERS FOR FAMILIES IN SOUTHEASTERN MASS

Carolina Hill Shelter
728 Main Street
Marshfield, MA 02050
781-837-1377

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 16
Services: Advocacy; counseling by referral; 3 meals/day; clothing if available; handicap accessibility; access to; referred medical care; visiting nurse; day program; limited storage.
Restrictions: Sobriety; no children over 18
Referral: EA eligible

Conway House
(Brockton Coalition for the Homeless)
14 E. Grove Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
508-946-8505
(offices at Main Spring house- 508-587-5441)

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 13
Services: Advocacy; counseling by referral; emergency food, community kitchen; clothing if necessary; handicap accessibility; medical care nearby; day program; transportation.
Restrictions: Sobriety, women and children only
Referral: EA eligible

Faith Home Share – Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore
8 Driftway
N. Weymouth, MA 02191
781-340-1604

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 15
Services: Advocacy; counseling by referral; pantry; transportation for emergencies
Restrictions: 6 months verified sobriety; parents 18+
Referral: EA eligible

Family Resource Center
11 Peck Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
508-226-5722

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 7 (limited # of families w/fathers)
Services: Advocacy; counseling; budgeting; 3 meals + snacks; clothing; medical clinic; transportation; storage.
Restrictions: Sober on premises; 17 max. age for males; parents must be 18+
Referral: EA eligible

Carriage House
294 Old Main Road
N. Falmouth, MA 02556
508-564-6485

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 8-9 (One double room)
Services: Advocacy; counseling; 3 meals a day; clothing if available; access to Spanish translators; handicap accessibility; medical care; day program; transportation to medical appointments; storage facilities.
Restrictions: Sober upon entry, no males over 12
Referral: EA eligible

David Jon Louison Child Center
137 Newbury Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508-584-431

Community Rooms: 1
Total Capacity: 16
Services: Advocacy; counseling; food pantry when necessary; clothing if necessary; Spanish, Haitian Creole; Portuguese, handicap accessibility; access to medical care; day program; transportation for housing appointments only.
Restrictions: Sober on premises
Referral: EA eligible; self or mayor’s office for community room

Fall River Family Resource Center
177 Rockland St.
Fall River, MA 02723
508 679-2000

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 7
Services: Spanish, advocacy, 3 meals, referrals for medical care, clothing and housing
Restrictions: No domestic violence families
Referral: DTA

Harbour House
100 North Front St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
508 997-0475

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 14
Services: Spanish, Counseling, 3 meals, some clothing; nearby medical clinic referrals
Restrictions: Sober
Referral: DTA

Life Center Family Shelter
400 Bearses Way
Hyannis, MA 02601
508-771-5400

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 7
Services: Advocacy; counseling; cooking facilities; clothing; Spanish, Portuguese, sign language; handicap accessibility.
Restrictions: Sobriety
Referral: EA eligible

Pilgrim’s Hope
149 Bishop’s Highway
Kingston, MA 02364
781 -582-2010

Community Rooms: 1
Total Capacity: 10 families
Services: Advocacy; referral; some clothing; childcare; day program; handicap accessibility; counseling; transportation for housing, medical appointments; food pantry
Restrictions: Over 18
Referral: EA eligible; Self, community for comm. room

Sisters of Charity
556 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-997-7347

Community Rooms: 5
Total Capacity: 5
Services: Food & clothing
Restrictions: In by 4 pm; out by 9 pm; no boys over age 5; 3 week time limit; no drugs or alcohol; women & children only.
Referral: Social service agency; Self.

Mary Martha Learning Center
1045 Main Street
Hingham, MA 02043
781-749-5441

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 10, 20 beds in all
Services: Advocacy; counseling by referral; emergency food; clothing if available; Spanish; handicap accessible; access to medical care access; day program; limited storage.
Restrictions: Sobriety; mothers must be over 18; children up to age 5; no severe mental illness
Referral: EA eligible

Residential Care
177 Rockland Street
Fall River, MA 02724
508-679-2109

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 7 families
Services: Counseling; advocacy; 3 meals.
Restrictions: Sober on premises
Referral: EA eligible

Tenancy and Independence Program (TIP)
460 West Main St.
P.O. Box 237
Hyannis, MA 02601
508-778-7500

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 25
Services: Advocacy; counseling by referral; clothing by referral; medical care by referral; day program (work shops); limited transportation.
Restrictions: Sobriety
Referral: EA eligible

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