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Essex County, MA Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and services we have in Essex County, MA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 4,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing.  


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Daybreak Emergency Shelter for Men and Women
Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 975-4547
Emergency Shelter for Men and Women.
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Lazarus House Lawrence
Lawrence, MA 01842
(978)689-8575
Emergency shelter.
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Citizens For Adequate Housing, Inc. Peabody
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 531-9775
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance for families.
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Habitat P L U S Lynn
Lynn, MA 01902
(781) 599-8578
Transitional Housing for veterans.
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Seeds Of Hope Housing Salem
Salem, MA 01970
(978)744-0500
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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North Andover Housing Authority North Andover
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 682-3932
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Beverly Housing Authority Beverly
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 922-3100
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Lynn Housing Authority Lynn
Lynn, MA 01902
(781) 477-2800
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Groveland Housing Authority Groveland
Groveland, MA 01834
(978) 374-0370
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Andover Housing Authority Andover
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 475-2365
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Rockport Housing Authority Rockport
Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-3181
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Danvers Housing Authority Danvers
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 777-0909
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Amesbury Housing Authority Amesbury
Amesbury, MA 01913
(978) 388-2022
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Saugus Housing Authority Saugus
Saugus, MA 01906
(781) 233-2116
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Salisbury Housing Authority Salisbury
Salisbury, MA 01952
(978) 462-8600
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Methuen Housing Authority Methuen
Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 682-8607
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Newburyport Housing Authority Newburyport
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465-7216
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Salem Housing Authority Salem
Salem, MA 01970
(978)744-4432
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Lawrence Housing Authority Lawrence
Lawrence, MA 01842
(978) 683-2751
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Merrimac Housing Authority Merrimac
Merrimac, MA 01860
(978) 346-8231
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Peabody Housing Authority Peabody
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 531-1938
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Ipswich Housing Authority Ipswich
Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-2860
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Gloucester Housing Authority Gloucester
Gloucester, MA 01931
(978) 281-4770
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Haverhill Housing Authority Haverhill
Haverhill, MA 01831
(978) 372-6761
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Action Emergency Homeless Shelter
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-4125
Homeless shelter for men and women.
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Turning Point Family Shelter Newburyport Women Children
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-462-8251
Family Emergency Shelter.
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Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Lynn
Lynn, MA 01901
(781) 595-7570
Housing assistance to avoid homelessness.
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Greater Lawrence YWCA - Oasis Project Domestic Violence Shelter
Lawrence, MA 01840
(978) 682-3039
Domestic Violence Transitional Shelter.
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Crombie Street Shelter for Men and Women
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-0500
Emergency shelter for men and women.
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Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Haverhill
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978)521-9668
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Emmaus Haverhill
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978)241-3400
Emergency overnight shelter for single men and women, family shelter, supportive housing, transitional housing
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Housing Opportunities And Management Enterprises Lynn
Lynn, MA 01901
(781)581-0739
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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St Stephens Housing Corporation Lynn
Lynn, MA 01902
(781)599-4220
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income towards rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



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Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.