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Annual Homeless Census

On January 30, 2023, we conducted the 43rd annual homeless census to help us better quantify homelessness in Boston.

In the annual Homeless Census, volunteers go out through all neighborhoods of Boston. They survey and offer shelter and services to people staying on the street.

View the 2023 Census

Ways you can help

  • Friends of Boston's Homeless is dedicated to helping people move beyond homelessness into stability. View more information about volunteer opportunities. 
  • Whether they work in the kitchen, distribute clothing, or assist with mock interviews, volunteers help ensure the quality of St. Francis' services for Boston’s poor and homeless.
  • More than 5,000 volunteers every year help Pine Street Inn provide shelter, housing and other crucial services to homeless men and women. Donations of time and talent help us continue the mission of ending homelessness.
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