Homeless Shelters for The Greater Boston Area, Mass

//Homeless Shelters for The Greater Boston Area, Mass

Homeless Shelters for The Greater Boston Area, Mass

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS FOR THE GREATER BOSTON

Asian Shelter Advocacy Project
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
617-338-2350
617-338-2355 (Hotline)

Clients: Battered women; children
Capacity: 12 people (4 families; 1 singles).
Length of Stay: 90 days, emergency program.
Services: Handicap accessible, referral to other battered women’s shelters, advocacy, counseling, food, and some clothing, 9 languages – Khmer, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Pakistani, Bangladeshi.
Referral: Self or providers, hospital, police

Elizabeth Stone House
P.O. Box 59
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-522-3659
617-522-3417 (24 hours)

Clients: Battered women, children
Capacity: 18 beds and 2 emergency beds
Length of Stay: Varies with programs.
Services: Advocacy, counseling, referral, mental health and transitional program, Spanish, emergency food/clothing.
Referral: Self.

Harbor COV
P.O. Box 505754
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-884-9909

Clients: Battered women, children (boys to 12).
Capacity: 14 beds.
Length of Stay: 14 days.
Services: Advocacy, referral, clothing, Spanish, Cambodian, teen living program
Referral: Self (through hotline).

Casa Myrna Vazquez
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
617-338-2350
800-992-2600

Clients: Battered women; children, boys to 12.
Capacity: 8 families.
Length of Stay: 3 months, transitional program 18 months.
Services: Handicap accessible, counseling, childcare, food, limited clothing, legal services, Spanish, Creole.
Referral: Self.

FINEX House
P.O. Box 1154
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-436-0831
617-288-1054 (Hotline)

Clients: Battered women, children (boys to 16)
Capacity: 37 beds.
Length of Stay: 3 months.
Services: Advocacy, support groups, visiting nurse, some clothing, wheelchair accessible, all meals provided, Haitian, Creole, Spanish, Sign Language.
Referral: Self.

Renewal House
P.O. Box 919
Roxbury, MA 02120
617-277-4194
617-566-6881 (24 hours)

Clients: Battered women and their children (boys to 9).
Capacity: 12 families.
Length of Stay: Up to 3 months.
Services: Counseling, referral, childcare, advocacy, Spanish, food provided.
Referral: Self, DSS, police, hospital, detox.

Respond
P.O. Box 555
Somerville, MA 02143
617 625 5996
617 623 5900 (24 hour hotline)

Clients: Battered women and their children.
Capacity: 10 beds.
Length of Stay: 90 days.
Services: Advocacy, counseling, support groups, referral, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole, childcare.
Referral: Self.

Waltham Support Committee
for Battered Women
P.O. Box 540024
Waltham, MA 02454 0024
781 891 0724
1 800 899 4000 (Hotline)

Clients: Battered women and their children.
Capacity: 11 beds.
Length of Stay: Up to 3 months.
Services: Advocacy, referral, food, clothing, some transportation.
Referral: Self.

Transition House
Harvard Square Station
P.O. Box 390672
Cambridge, MA 02139
617 354 2676
617 661 7203 (Hotline)

Clients: Battered women and their children.
Capacity: 17 beds; 8 women, 10 children.
Length of Stay: Up to 3 months.
Services: Advocacy, counseling, referral, some clothing, Spanish, French, French Creole, Portuguese, day program, some food.
Referral: Self; other agencies or shelters.

INDIVIDUAL SHELTERS FOR THE GREATER BOSTON AREA

1740 Washington St. Shelter
1740 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02118
617 536-7211

Capacity: 33 beds, men or women
Length of Stay: No limit
Services: Advocacy, counseling, 2 meals, medical care; referrals
Restrictions: Sober
Referral: Self. Agency

Bristol Lodge Men’s Shelter
27 Lexington Street
P.O. Box 54-1095
Waltham, MA 02454-1095
(781) 893-0108

Capacity: 45 men
Length of Stay: 6 months/6 months out
Services: Counseling/clothing by referral; 1 meal/day; storage facilities (lockers).
Restrictions: Sober men, out of shelter 7:45am-6pm; 7pm curfew.
Referral: Self

Boston YMCA Emergency Rooms
316 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
617 296-1390

Capacity: 45 men, 40 women
Length of Stay: 30 days
Services: Advocacy, counseling, 3 meals, nurse, clothing, after care, AA mtgs., referrals
Restrictions: 3-5 days sober
Referral: Self

College Avenue Adult Shelter
P.O. Box 440436
14 Chapel Street
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 623-6111

Capacity: 8 men, 4 women
Length of Stay: 5-6 mo. extensions
Services: Counseling Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3 meals/day; clothing; medical care by referral; day programs (education, substance abuse, etc.); limited storage facilities; nearby food pantry.
Restrictions: Sobriety; 10prn curfew no handicap access.
Referral: Agency; work

Betty’s Place – Boston YWCA
40 Berkley St.
Boston, MA 02116
617 482-1126

Capacity: 20 women
Length of Stay: 6 months
Services: Counseling, 2 meals, referrals
Restrictions: Sober, curfew
Referral: Self

Bristol Lodge Women’s Shelter
205 Bacon Street
P.O. Box 54-1095
Waltham, MA 02454-1095
(781) 893-0108

Capacity: 12
Length of Stay: 6 months in/6 months out
Services: Counseling by referral; 1 meal/day; clothing by referral; storage facilities (lockers)-
Restrictions: Sober women; out of shelter 7:45am-6pm; 7pm curfew.
Referral: Self

Cambridge Shelter Inc.
109 School St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
617 547-1885

Capacity: 15 men, 6 women
Length of Stay: 3 nights
Services: Case management, 2 meals wkday & 3 meals wkend, clothing, referrals
Restrictions: Clean, sober and cooperative 24 hrs
Referral: Human Service Agency

First Church Shelter
11 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-1873

Capacity: 17
Length of Stay: Variable
Services: 2 meals/day; limited clothing; modest storage facilities; referrals for counseling, medical care
Restrictions: Sobriety; 10:30prn curfew
Referral: Community; service provider (No walk-ins)

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter /University Lutheran Shelter
66 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-547-2841 (shelter) 617-876-3256 (church)

Capacity: 19-20 men, 4-5 women (flexible)
Length of Stay: 2 weeks at a time (may change)
Services: SEASONAL (open November 15 – April 15) Advocacy; breakfast & dinner
Restrictions: Sober
Referral: Self (call at 7:30 am to reserve a bed)

Kingston House
39 Kingston St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 482-8819

Capacity: 100 men, 35 women
Length of Stay: Variable (open October – July only)
Services: 2 meals/day; some clothing; Spanish; Register daily
Restrictions: 9pm curfew
Referral: Self; churches; agencies

Long Island Shelter Annex
39 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 521-8686

Capacity: 100 men
Length of Stay: unlimited
Services: Counseling; Emergency clothing; Spanish: medical care; day programs; some lockers; dinner & snacks.
Restrictions: Curfew: Last bus about midnight
Referral: Self

Holy Family Shelter
1 Lingard St.
Dorchester, MA 02125
617-445-8461
Capacity: 65 Men
Length of Stay: 6-8 months

Services: Counseling (required); some Spanish; handicap accessible; 3 meals a day; medical clinic
Restrictions: 6 months sobriety; physically & mentally stable; men only.
Referral: Application process via Pine Street Pine St. (617-482-4944).

Long Island Shelter
Tobin Building, Boston Harbor
PO Box 158
Boston, MA 02122
(617) 534-2526/ intake: 617-534-7101

Capacity: 414 men
Length of Stay: Unlimited
Services: Counseling; clothing; handicap accessible; medical care; day program; transportation; food; clinic; storage facility (lockers).
Restrictions: Men over 18; 8pm curfew.
Referral: Self

New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 248-9400

Capacity: 250 men, 16 women
Length of Stay: Unlimited
Services: Counseling; 3 meals/day; clothing; handicap accessible; medical care eye and dental; day programs; transportation; storage facilities; Spanish; advocacy
Restrictions: Sobriety; Served in military
Referral: Self

Pilgrim Church Shelter
540 Columbia Rd.
Dorchester, MA 02125
617 436-2588

Capacity: 80 men
Length of Stay: No limit
Services: Advocacy; Counseling; 2 meals; nurse; Referrals
Restrictions: Closed 6am-4pm
Referral: Self

Pine Street Inn -Women’s Inn
363 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 521-7189

Capacity: 70 women; 40 transitional
Length of Stay: Unlimited
Services: Counseling; 2 meals/day; Spanish; handicap accessible; medical clinic; storage facilities (lockers); emergency clothing; washing machines
Restrictions: Women only; 8:30pm curfew
Referral: Self (submit name for daily lottery from 2:30-3:45pm)

Pine Street Inn – Men’s Unit
444 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 482-4944

Capacity: 290
Length of Stay: Unlimited
Services: Counseling; 3 meals/day nov.1-april 1; clothing; Spanish; medical clinic; day programs; limited transportation; some lockers.
Restrictions: Men only
Referral: Self

St. Patrick’s Shelter
270 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 628-3015

Capacity: 35
Length of Stay: Variable
Services: Advocacy/counseling by referral/medical by referral; 2 meals/day; small lockers.
Restrictions: Women; sobriety; out by 7:30 am
Referral: Self. Must be at pick up site at 19 Brookline St. at 4pm.

Rosie’s Place
889 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 442-9322

Capacity: 20 women
Length of Stay: 14 nights then evaluation for extension
Services: Counseling; 3 meals/day; clothing; Spanish; handicap accessible; nurse & doctor once/week; day programs; workshops; storage facilities (lockers); mail service; showers and laundry.
Restrictions: Sober women; 18+ years old; 9pm curfew.
Referral: Self

Salvation Army Cambridge Shelter
402 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 547-3400

Capacity: 40 men
Length of Stay: 4 days in/4 days out
Services: Counseling; 3 meals/day; clothing; Spanish; handicap accessible; medical clinic; day programs.
Restrictions: Sober men 18+ years; 7pm curfew.
Referral: Self

Santa Maria
11 Waltham Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 423-4366

Capacity: 10 women
Length of Stay: 7 nights a month.
Services: Breakfast and snacks; clothing; access to translations
Restrictions: Sober women; Open 7pm-8am; 1 Opm curfew.
Referral: Another shelter; social worker; SSA

Shelter Inc – Cambridge Shelter
109 School Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 547-1885

Capacity: 15 men 6 women
Length of Stay: 3 days (some extensions)
Services: Counseling; 3 meals/day on weekends; clothing; Spanish; day programs; storage facilities.
Restrictions: Sobriety; 18+ years old; 10pm curfew
Referral: Agencies case manager

Women Unit Shelter
363 Albany St.
Boston, MA 02118
617 482-9444

Capacity: 10 women
Length of Stay: No limit
Services: Spanish, Chinese; Counseling; 2 meals; medical clinic; some clothing; referrals
Restrictions: Information not available
Referral: Self

Shattuck Shelter at Shattuck Hospital
170 Morton St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 522-8110

Capacity: 165 men, 20 women
Length of Stay: Unlimited
Services: Counseling; 3 meals/day; clothing clinic; Spanish Haitian, Portuguese; handicap accessible; medical care; day programs; transportation; storage facilities (lockers).
Restrictions: 18+ years; 10 pm curfew
Referral: Self walk in for emergency shelter 18+ or organization for transition.

United Homes Adult Shelter
540 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 265-4515

Capacity: 88 men in summer; 142 men in winter
Length of Stay: Unlimited
Services: Counseling; dinner + breakfast provided; clothing in emergencies; Creole, Cape Verdian, Spanish; medical care clinic; transportation; advocating.
Restrictions: Men; 18+ years; last van 8:30pm (Must be transported by van)
Referral: Self referral

Woods Mullen Shelter
784 Rear Mass. Ave.
Boston, MA 02119
617 534-7100

Capacity: 300 men; 37 women
Length of Stay: No limit
Services: Advocacy, counseling, nurse + referral; 3 meals/day; clothing; Spanish; medical care; transportation. Restrictions: Information not available. Referral: Self

FAMILY SHELTERS IN GREATER BOSTON

Boston Family Shelter
656 Mass Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
617-267-8081

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 10 (9 EA, 1 collaborative room)
Restrictions: Sobriety; 8pm curfew.
Services: Information & referral; 3 meals/day; counseling; clothing if available; Spanish; advocacy; housing search.
Referral: DTA for EA beds; Travelers Aid.Society for collaborative bed

Cambridge YWCA Emergency
Family Shelter

7 Temple / 3 Bigelow
Cambridge, MA .
617- 491-6050

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 10 (2 locations)
Services: Advocacy; referral; Spanish; Haitian; Bengali; some clothing; counseling
Restrictions: No male children over 12
Referral: EA eligible

Casa Nueva Vida
53 Glen Road
PO Box 2115
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-524-6332

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 8
Services: Advocacy; Spanish; counseling; some clothing; Education & English classes; workshops.
Restrictions: Women and children only, 9pm curfew
Referral: EA eligible

Crossroads Family Shelter
56 Havre Street
East Boston, MA 02128
617-567-5926

Community Rooms: 1
Total Capacity: 12
Services: Advocacy; counseling; community kitchen; clothing; Spanish & French; nurse; day program; transportation; 3 meals; workshops
Restrictions: No drug or alcoholic use; 9:30 pm curfew on weekdays, 11 pm on weekends
Referral: DTA for EA beds; Travelers Aid Society for community room

Bridge House
24 Baker Street
Lynn, MA 01902
781-593-3898

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 11
Services: Advocacy; counseling by referral; 3 meals/day; clothing; medical care; day program; parenting & support groups; transportation
Restrictions: Sobriety
Referral: EA eligible

Children’s Services of Roxbury
504 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA.02119
617-445-6655

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 50 (scattered site)
Services: Advocacy; food pantry; Spanish, Sign language, Haitian Creole; clothing; education programs.
Restrictions: Minimum 6 months sobriety; no history of violent behavior; no head of household under 19
Referral: EA eligible

Crittenton Hastings House
10 Perthshire Road
Brighton, MA 02135
617-782-7600

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 9 congregate, 14 scattered site, 15 transitional
Services: Advocacy; counseling; 3meals/day; clothing if available; Spanish, Haitian/Creole; handicap accessibility; van transportation (to jobs).
Restrictions: No drug or alcohol use; curfews vary
Referral: EA eligible, travelers aid for transitional

Cross Street Family Shelter
59 Cross Street
RO. Box 440436
Somerville, MA 02144
617-776-6661

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 5 Families
Services: Advocacy; 3 communal meals (families cook);clothing if available; Spanish & Creole; access to medical care (nearby clinic)
Restrictions: Sobriety
Referral: EA eligible

Families in Transition
316 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
617-927-8290

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 22
Services: Advocacy; dinner only; Spanish; handicap accessibility; medical care through Health Care for the Homeless; public transportation.
Restrictions: Sobriety
Referral: EA eligible

Family House Shelter
250-252 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02121
617-541-2731

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 20
Services: Advocacy; counseling; Portuguese+ French; 3meals/day + 1 snack; clothing if available; medical care through Health Care for the Homeless
Restrictions: No drug or alcohol use
Referral: EA eligible

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
569 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
617-859-0400

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 60 families (scaftered-site)
Services: Advocacy; counseling; Spanish; Vietnamese; French-Creole; Portuguese; transportation for housing search.
Restrictions: n/a
Referral: DTA

Nazareth House
91 Regent Street
Roxbury, MA 02119 .
617-541-0100

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 8-10 families
Services: Advocacy; counseling; meals; transportation
Restrictions: At least one family member must be HIV positive; women + children only, no males over 16 years old; 30 days clear + sober; 2 yr limit;
Referral: EA eligible

Queen of Peace
401 Quincy Street
Boston, MA 02125
617-288-4182

Community Rooms: 11 beds
Total Capacity: 11 beds
Services: Dinner + breakfast; nurse visit once/week; clothing if available; 3 week stay; women & children (boys under 5)
Restrictions: not heavy on meds, drugs or alcohol; in at 4prn & out by 9am
Referral: Self

Millennium House
16 Mayfair St.
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-438-0081

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 4
Services: Spanish, advocacy, clothing
Restrictions: Boys up to 16
Referral: DTA

Project Hope
45 Magnolia Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
617-442-1880

Community Rooms: 2
Total Capacity: 8
Services: Counseling; cook own meals; referrals; clothing if available; Spanish; handicap accessible; visiting nurse; day program.
Restrictions: Sobriety- no history of drug addiction or battered women; generally no males over 14 yrs, but male children decided on case by case basis.
Referral: EA eligible; self for community beds.

Re-Vision House
38 Fabyan Street
Dorcester, MA 02124
617-825-8642

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 22
Services: Advocacy; counseling; community kitchen + pantry; French Creole; Spanish; handicap accessibility; medical care through Health Care for Homeless; transportation; storage facilities.
Restrictions: Sobriety (random drug testing); all children 5 or under must be in for mealtime; women + children only
Referral: EA eligible

Roxbury Family Shelter
(Salvation Army)
23 Vernon Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-427-6700

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 5
Services: Advocacy; counseling; community kitchen; clothing by referral; Spanish; access to medical care; after school program for children; transportation to medical; limited storage facilities.
Restrictions: If married then couple accepted
Referral: EA eligible

Margaret’s House
90 Cushing Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02125
617-436-3944 (hotline)
Intake center 617-436-8600

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 32
Services: Advocacy; counseling; referral; clothing; prenatal care; onsite nurse.
Restrictions: Women + children only; must be pregnant or parenting; boys up to 12 yrs
Referral: EA eligible

SPIN (Serving People In Need)
248 S. Common
Lynn, MA 01905
781-598-9417

Community Rooms: 0 (will make referrals, have drop in center)
Total Capacity: 24
Services: Advocacy; counseling by referral; food by referral; clothing if available; Spanish; not handicap accessible but will be soon; medical care by referral; transportation for housing appointments and emergencies only.
Restrictions: Sobriety
Referral: EA eligible

Tri-City Family Shelter
254 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148
781-324-1303 (site #)
350 Cross St.
Malden, MA 02148
781 322-9119 (main #)

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 54
Services: Advocacy; referral for counseling; cook own food; clothing; Spanish; access to medical care; workshops + support groups; transportation to housing appointments only.
Restrictions: Sobriety; not active substance abuse
Referral: EA eligible

St. Ambrose Family Inn
25 Leonard Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
617-288-7675

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 11
Services: Advocacy; counseling by referral; food provided; clothing if available; Spanish; Haitian/Creole; access to medical care; after school program for children; transportation for housing only.
Restrictions: No males over 17 except married couples
Referral: EA eligible

Sojourner House
85 Rockland Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-442-0590

Community Rooms: 3 (90 day max. stay, re-contract every 30 days)
Total Capacity: 9
Services: Advocacy; counseling; food pantry; clothing; Spanish, Haitian Creole; handicap accessibility; medical care through Health Care for the Homeless; day program; transportation for housing appointments only.
Restrictions: Sobriety
Referral: EA eligible; Self or travelers Aid for community beds.

Temporary Home for Women and Children
41 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-720-3611

Community Rooms: 0
Total Capacity: 15
Services: Advocacy, counseling; 3meals/day; limited Spanish; handicap accessible; medical care day program; transportation; clothing if available.
Restrictions: Non-EA eligible; women + children only; no drugs or alcohol; income restriction
Referral: Any social services agency; DSS

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