If you and your household are at imminent risk of homelessness, you may be eligible for Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT), a state-funded homelessness prevention program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
Catholic Charities of Boston provides access to education, mentoring, tutoring, childcare, counseling, shelter, and interpreter services.
Address: 275 West Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
JFCS provides assistance for housing costs, moving expenses, fuel assistance, utilities, and funeral expenses (for Jewish burial).
Address: 1430 Main St. Waltham, MA 02451
Contact: 781.647.5327 Ask to be transferred to their Emergency Assistance intake line.
A shelter for men and women. Does not provide shelter for families.
Men’s Shelter: 444 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Women’s Shelter: 363 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
A woman’s shelter providing shelter, food, job training and more.
Address: 889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
If you are in need of shelter or housing please contact the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) at (617) 573-1100.
FamilyAid Boston works in partnership with DHCD.
If you are in the City of Boston you can also call the Mayor’s Hotline for assistance. Simply dial 311 to be connected.