Boston Homeless Shelters

 There are many reasons why people become homeless – reasons often beyond their control or ability to deal with. These can  include loss of employment, long-term illness, domestic violence,  divorce, substance abuse, and mental health issues that can make it  difficult, if not impossible, for people to pay rent or make mortgage  payments. However, Massachusetts offers a number of programs to help  families and individuals tackle homelessness on a short- or long- term  



Boston Area Shelters

Mens Shelters


                   Boston, MA 02118
1.92 miles from city center boston
Men seeking emergency shelter for the first time are  encouraged to come to the Men's Inn, located at 444 Harrison Avenue,  Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.– 6 p.m. During these hours, an intake specialist can meet with you to  assess your needs and help you to find the best options for your  situation. 


                   Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
1.68 miles from city center boston
Pine Street Inn operates the Shattuck ShelterThe  Shattuck Shelter provides emergency refuge, food, clothing, medical  care, mental health treatment, housing placement, legal assistance and  addiction referrals for 120 men and women.offers year-round overnight


                   Boston, MA 02112
2.68 miles from city center boston
(617) 338-9000
Mission:      *  To offer resources that prevent and end homelessness     * To support the recovery, health, faith, and independence of those  who have a history of substance abuse, incarceration, and homelessness     * To raise awareness about the root causes of these life risks 


                   Boston, MA 02218
1.26 miles from city center boston
Our men's shelter, located on Southampton Street in the  Newmarket district of the South End, is a state-of-the-art facility  that opened in June 2015.  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 guest


                   Boston, MA 02108
3.02 miles from city center boston
The Mission of the New England Center for Homeless  Veterans is to extend a helping hand to homeless men and women veterans  who are addressing the challenges of: addiction, trauma, severe and  persistent mental illness, and/or unemployment and who will commit  themselves to sobriety, non-violence



Women shelters)


                   Boston, MA 02118
1.96 miles from city center boston
Beds are assigned daily using a lottery system. To  enter the drawing, please arrive at the Women's Inn by 3 p.m. and speak  to the staff at the front desk. Names are drawn for the lottery at 3:30  pm. A bed is not guaranteed, though staff will work to find options for  you. 


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