Shelters operate 24 hours a day 365 days a year and provide guests with a bed, linens, showers, and three meals a day. Shelters give out beds daily, on a first-come, first-served basis. We provide limited housing assistance to priority populations in Boston.
Emergency Shelter Locations
Before sending guests to the shelters, reference providers must call 617-534-4440. Providers looking to refer a client to the shelter should first exhaust all more appropriate placement options.
Providers should be ready to discuss referral aspects, including:
- Prior living situations
- Medical or behavioral health needs
- Familial and/or societal connections
- Upcoming appointments and other service needs