Suffolk County, MA Homeless Shelters
Suffolk County, MA list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Suffolk, MA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


Boston Rescue Mission - Emergency Shelter

39 Kingston Street
Boston, MA - 02111
(617) 338-9000
Homeless Shelter, Food Pantry

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Chelsea Center DTA

80 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA - 02150
617-551-1700

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Sullivan House Jamaica Plain

65 Glen Road
Jamaica Plain, MA - 02130
617-524-4416
residential treatment facility that provides intensive substance abuse treatment for adult males.

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Pine Street Inn - The Men's Inn

444 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA - 02118
617-892-9100
emergency shelter, case manager, transitional housing, job training

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Victory Programs - Revision House (for Women And Children)

38 Fabyan Street
Dorchester, MA - 02124
(617) 825-8642
House for Women And Children

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The Neighborhood Developers Chelsea

162 Shawmut St
Chelsea, MA - 02150
(617) 884-0692
Non Profit Organization that provides affordable housing.

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Scattered Sites Housing - Middlesex Human Service Agency

564 Dudley Street
Dorchester, MA - 02125
(617) 445-0869
supportive housing apartments.

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Answer House Boston

5 G Street
Boston, MA - 02127
617-268-7124
sober housing.

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The Elizabeth Stone House Transitional Housing Jamaica Plain

8 Notre Dame Street
Jamaica Plain, MA - 02130
(617) 427-9801
Transitional Housing for women only.

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Crossroads Family Shelter Chelsea MA

56 Havre Street
East Boston, MA - 02128
(617)-573-1370
Family Shelter.

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Women's Institute For Housing And Economic Development - Ingraham Place

15 Court Square, Suite 210
Boston, MA - 02108
617-367-0520
homeless, homeless family, homeless veterans

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

47 West Street
Boston, MA - 02111
(617) 423-9575
provides housing assistance, transitional day program, runaway service, street outreach

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HomeStart

105 Chauncy Street, Suite 502
Boston, MA - 02111
(617) 542-0338
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Crittenton Womens Union

One Washington Mall, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA - 02108
(617)259-2900
Transitional Housing, emergency housing, transitional housing, supportive housing

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FamilyAid Boston

727 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA - 02111
(617) 635-4500
Transitional Housing, shelter, support services, permanent housing, homeless prevention

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Project Place

1145 Washington Street
Boston, MA - 02118
(617) 542-3740
Transitional Housing, emergency shelter, temporary housing

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Victory Programs - Portis Family Home

965 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA - 02118
617-825-8642

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Victory Programs

965 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA - 02118
617-541-0222
homeless women, pregnant women and their children

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St. Francis House - Carolyn Conors Women's Center

39 Boylston Street
Boston, MA - 02116
617-542-4211
homeless women, women shelter

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Pine Street - Shattuck Shelter

170 Mornton Street
Jamaica Plain, MA - 02118
617-892-9100

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New England Shelter For Homeless Veterans

17 Court Street
Boston, MA - 02108
617-371-1800

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Pine Street - The Women's Shelter

363 Albany Street
Boston, MA - 02118
617-892-9100
women shelter, emergency shelter

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Pine Street Inn - Emergency Shelter

444 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA - 02118
617-892-9100

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Women's Lunch Place (for Women And Children)

67 Newbury Street
Boston, MA - 02116
(617) 267-0200
homeless, support services, employment assistance

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Victory Programs - Chamblet Family Home

965 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA - 02118
(617) 852-8642
homeless women, pregnant women, housing placement services, vocational case management services

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Chelsea Housing Authority Chelsea

54 Locke Street
Chelsea, MA - 02150
(617) 884-5617
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Revere Housing Authority Revere

70 Cooledge Street
Revere, MA - 02151
(781) 284-4394
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Pilgrim Church Shelter - Homeless Shelter for Men

540 Columbia Rd.
Dorchester, MA - 02125
617 436-2588
Homeless Shelter for Men.

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Holy Family Shelter - Emergency Homeless Shelter for Men

1 Lingard St.
Dorchester, MA - 02125
(617) 482-4944
Emergency Homeless Shelter for Men.

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Renewal House - Shelter for Women and Children

10 Putnam St.
Roxbury, MA - 02119
(617) 566-6881
Domestic violence shelter for women and children.

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Nazareth Residence of Mothers and Children - Homeless Assistance

91 Regent Street
Roxbury, MA - 02120
(617) 541-0100
Homeless Assistance for Mothers and Children.

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St. Mary's Women And Infants Center Of Dorchester Aka St. Mary's Women And Children's Center Dorchester

90 Cushing Ave
Dorchester, MA - 02125

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Brookview House Dorchester

2 Brookview St
Dorchester, MA - 02124
(617)265-2965
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Allston Brighton Community Development Corp. Allston

20 Linden Street, Suite 288
Allston, MA - 02134
617-787-3874
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Codman Square Neighborhood Dev. Corp. Dorchester

587 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA - 02124
617-825-4224-13
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance Dorchester

1803 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA - 02124
617-265-8995
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation Roxbury

56 Warren St., Ste 200
Roxbury, MA - 02119
617-427-3599
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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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 than 30% of their income toward 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. 



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 are low cost housing and 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.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.