Worcester County, MA Homeless Shelters
Worcester 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 Worcester, 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. 


Blackstone Valley Emergency Shelter

51 Cottage Street
Whitinsville, MA - 01588
508-266-5122
cold weather shelters

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Visitation House, Inc.

119 Endicott Street
Worcester, MA - 01605
508-798- 0762
transitional home providing women with unplanned pregnancies

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Shepherd's Place Willith Center

54 Queen Street
Worcester, MA - 01610
508-757-5198
shelter, advocacy, day program, community kitchen.

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Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance Inc Worcester

6 Institute Road
Worcester, MA - 01609
(508) 752-5519
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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IHN Worcester - Overnight Shelter

91 June Street
Worcester, MA - 01608
(508) 755-2212
IHN is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with religious congregations to provide shelter to homeless families.

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YWCA Transitional Housing For Women

One Salem Square
Worcester, MA - 01608
(508) 767-2505
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Southbridge Housing Authority Southbridge

60 Charlton Street
Southbridge, MA - 01550
(508) 765-5858
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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St. Luke's Guesthouse

141 Main Street
Southbridge, MA - 01550
508-764-9800
Dry shelter for men, women, and children.

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Southbridge Interfaith Hospitality Network

11 Sayles St
Southbridge, MA - 01550
508-764-4357
temporary housing for homeless families with children.

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Interfaith Hospitality Network Of Greater Worcester

91 June Street
Worcester, MA - 01608
(508) 755-2212
assistance for families.

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Dismas House Of Massachusetts Worcester

Po Box 30125
Worcester, MA - 01603
(508)799-9389
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network - Housing

758 Main Street
Leominster, MA - 01453
(978) 466-1704
Provides transitional housing and support for homeless families with children.

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Our Father's House Homeless Shelter for men and women

55 Lunenburg Street
Fitchburg, MA - 01420
978-345-3050
Homeless shelter for men and women. provides meals, shelter, housing search, and advocacy service.

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Veterans, Inc

69 Grove Street
Worcester, MA - 01605
800-482-2565

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Athol Housing Authority Athol

21 Morton Meadows
Athol, MA - 01331
(978) 249-4848
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Webster Housing Authority Webster

10 Golden Heights
Webster, MA - 01570
(508) 943-1634
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Leominster Housing Authority Leominster

100 Main Street
Leominster, MA - 01453
(978) 537-2861
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Winchendon Housing Authority Winchendon

108 Ipswich Drive
Winchendon, MA - 01475
(978) 297-2280
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Gardner Housing Authority Gardner

116 Church Street
Gardner, MA - 01440
(978)632-6634
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Auburn Housing Authority Auburn

200 Oxford Street North
Auburn, MA - 01501
(508) 832-3852
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Oxford Housing Authority Oxford

23 Wheelock Street
Oxford, MA - 01540
(508) 987-5055
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Shrewsbury Housing Authority Shrewsbury

36 No. Quinsigamond Ave.
Shrewsbury, MA - 01545
(508) 757-0323
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Worcester Housing Authority Worcester

40 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA - 01605
(508) 798-4500
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Milford Housing Authority Milford

45 Birmingham Court
Milford, MA - 01757
(508) 473-9521
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Fitchburg Housing Authority Fitchburg

50 Day Street
Fitchburg, MA - 01420
(978) 343-7025
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Clinton Housing Authority Clinton

58 Fitch Road
Clinton, MA - 01510
(978) 365-4150
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Holden Housing Authority Holden

Nine Flagler Drive
Holden, MA - 01520
(508) 829-9182
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Warren Ma Housing Authority

95 Winthrope Terrace
Warren, MA - 01083
(413) 436-7184
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Worcester Public Inebriate Program (PIP) Substance Abuse Treatment

695-701 Main Street
Worcester, MA - 01601
508-757-0103
Homeless Shelter, Halfway House

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Valiton, Norman Homeless Shelter

198 Fairmount Street
Fitchburg, MA - 01420

Homeless shelter.

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The Lighthouse Foundation Butler

1302 E. Cruikshank Road
Butler, PA - 1602
(724) 898-4673
Transitional Housing

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Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center Gardner

268 Central St
Gardner, MA - 01440
(978)632-9601
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Youth Opportunities Upheld Worcester

81 Plantation St
Worcester, MA - 01604
(508)849-5600
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Abbys House Worcester

52 High St
Worcester, MA - 01609
(505)756-5486
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Blackstone Housing Corporation Joseph D Early Village Blackstone

8 1/2 Early Vlg
Blackstone, MA - 01504
(508)883-9802
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Worcester East Side Community Development Corp. Worcester

674 Main Street
Worcester, MA - 01604
508-791-2170-22
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.