Boston, Massachusetts Shelter List

We provide a directory of shelters that provide assistance to the homeless. We do not directly provide aid ourselves, but provide local resources for you to find. Most major U.S. cities including Boston, Massachusetts, offer some type of shelter for persons in need. There are also thousands of local non-profit organizations that offer help We currently have listed all of the shelters we could find in Boston. We constantly are finding new shelters, sign-up here to receive an email alert as soon as we locate any new shelters in Boston.

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Saint Francis House Day Center Essex Station

Saint Francis House Day Center Essex Station
39 Boylston Steet
Boston, MA 02112
(617) 542-4211
St. Francis House has supportive housing right in it's building. The Next Step Housing Program, on floors seven, eight, nine, and ten, provides single-occupancy rooms for 56 single, low-income men and women who have experienced homelessness, unemployment, and substance abuse.

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The Women's Inn

The Women's Inn
363 Albany Steet
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 482-4944
The Women's Inn is New England's largest emergency shelter for women, providing a safe place to sleep for 120 women each night, as well as recovery programs, health care and housing. Counselors create an atmosphere of welcome and respect while providing critical services that help guests reclaim the

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Shelter at 112 Southampton Street - Boston Public Health Commission

Shelter at 112 Southampton Street - Boston Public Health Commission
112 Southampton Steet
Boston, MA 02218
(617) 534-5395
The Homeless Services Bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission operates two emergency shelters: Woods-Mullen Shelter and Southampton Street Shelter.

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Shelter at 112 Southampton Street

Shelter at 112 Southampton Street
112 Southampton Steet
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 534-7100
Men's shelter, located on Southampton Street in the Newmarket district of the South End.  This shelter serves men only and beds are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. At full capacity, the shelter holds over 400 nightly guests.  Men looking for shelter for the evening should go

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Boston Night Center Pine Street Inn

Boston Night Center Pine Street Inn
444 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 892-9100
Pine Street is dedicated to ending homelessness through permanent housing, emergency shelter, job training and street outreach.

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Families in Transition

Families in Transition
316 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 927-8290
The Huntington Avenue YMCA's Families in Transition program is an emergency shelter program funded by the Department of Transitional Assistance. FIT provides a wide range of life services including advocacy, employment support, health and wellness opportunities and childcare assistance to help homel

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Kingston House - Boston Rescue Mission

Kingston House - Boston Rescue Mission
39 Kingston Steet
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-9000
Boston Rescue Mission aids the homeless and poor of Greater Boston to self-sufficiency by assisting women and men in confronting and overcoming the root causes of their homelessness. To this end, the Mission provides basic life necessities such as food and shelter as well as social service programs.

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Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
569 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 859-0400
Mission: to ensure that the region's families and individuals of low and moderate incomes have choice and mobility in finding and retaining decent affordable housing.

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Woods Mullen Shelter and Services

Woods Mullen Shelter and Services
794 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 534-7100
women's shelter, known as Woods-Mullen has 200 beds and is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

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Crittenton Women's Union

Crittenton Women's Union
1 Washington Mall
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 259-2900
Crittenton Women's Union transforms the course of low-income women's lives so that they can attain economic independence and create better futures for themselves and their families.

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Mass Bay Chapter American Red Cross

Mass Bay Chapter American Red Cross
285 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116
(800) 733-2767
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

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Cardinal Medeiros Center

Cardinal Medeiros Center
1960 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 619-6960
The Medeiros Center is Boston's first and only day shelter specifically for older adults. At the Center, individuals aged 45 and older can spend the day participating in recreational and therapeutic activities, facilitated by skilled case managers who can refer participants to housing, medical and m

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St. Patrick's Shelter

St. Patrick\'s Shelter
275 West Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 482-5440
The Catholic Charities Shelters: Our shelters:Brigid's Crossing, LowellBrigid's Crossing serves young mothers and helps them to learn the value of responsibility and independence while helping them to achieve their goals.Genesis II, NewtonGenesis II provides homeless mothers struggling to maintain

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Sancta Maria House For Women

Sancta Maria House For Women
11 Waltham St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 423-4366

FamilyAid Emergency Shelter

FamilyAid Emergency Shelter
727 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 542-7286
FamilyAid Boston works with families at all stages of the journey from homelessness to housing by providing homelessness prevention assistance, emergency shelter and permanent, affordable housing in conjunction with support services.

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Chardon Street Shelter for Women and Children

Chardon Street Shelter for Women and Children
41 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 720-3611
This is a shelter for women and children only.

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Pine Street Inn

Pine Street Inn
444 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 892-9100
Pine Street is dedicated to ending homelessness through permanent housing, emergency shelter, job training and street outreach.

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Harborlight Salvation Army Shelter

Harborlight Salvation Army Shelter
407 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 536-7469
The Salvation Army Harbor Light Centers seek to bring hope to those who have fallen captive to substance abuse. Each center provides detoxification services, residential treatment, transitional housing, and outpatient treatment for men and women. Treatment includes group and individual counseling, e

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Battered Women's Emergency Shelter - Elizabeth Stone House

Battered Women\'s Emergency Shelter - Elizabeth Stone House
8 Notre Dame Steet
Boston, MA 02119
(617) 427-9801
Elizabeth Stone House offers support finding stabilized housing for homeless, formerly homeless and at-risk of becoming homeless clients. These services include, but are not limited to: housing relocation, eviction prevention, housing search, landlord liaison activities, financial coaching, an

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