How You Can Help End Homelessness
You can help someone experiencing homelessness. Donate clothes, food, or volunteer your time.
If you’re at immediate risk of becoming homeless, call the Office of Housing Stability at 617-635-4200, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For help outside these hours, please contact BOS:311. You can dial 3-1-1 or call 617-635-4500.
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BOSTON, MA 02210
Where to Volunteer
- Join the annual Winter Walk Boston. The Walk supports street outreach, advocacy, job training, and local home placement service providers.
- New Life Furniture Bank is an essential partner in the City's initiative to end chronic and veteran homelessness. They need a variety of different types of volunteers.
- New England Center and Homes for Veterans is ending homelessness through housing and employment.
- Friends of Boston's Homeless is dedicated to helping people move beyond homelessness into stability.
- 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.
Landlord Incentive Program
This program provides benefits to landlords who rent to Boston households who are moving out of homelessness.
Benefits to landlords:
- Signing bonuses
- Payment for holding units during screening
- Cleaning fees
- Ongoing dedicated services for tenant
- One number to call for referrals and during unit occupancy
Help with the Annual Homeless Census
Each year, volunteers go through every neighborhood in Boston to count, survey, and offer shelter and services to people staying on the street.
Learn more about when you can participate.
Learn more about the City's progress, action plans and initiatives to end homelessness in Boston.