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Advocacy
ProgramSpecific Information
Father Friendly Program
774 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-534-9525
Advocacy for fathers. Males only.
Homes For Families
14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
617-227-4188
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
15 Bubier Street
Lynn, MA 01901
781-595-7570
Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance
5 Park Street
Boston, MA 02108
617-367-6447
Roofless Women
42 Seaverns Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-522-1686
Solutions at Work
1151 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-0300
Benefits Information
ProgramSpecific Information
Department of Revenue (Child Support Enforcement)
617-887-6367
Department of Social Services
617-748-2000
Department of Transitional Assistance
617-292-8900
Social Security Income (SSI)
Apply through local Social Security Administration (SSA) Office
Phone: 1-800-772-1213
MASS Health Customer Service Information
Phone: 1-800-841-2900
Department of Social Services (DSS)
Phone: 617-748-2000
Domestic Violence
ProgramSpecific Information
Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02118
617-534-2687

Boston Public Health Commission
Casa Myrna Vasquez
PO Box 180019
Boston, MA 02118
617-521-0100
EMERGE
2380 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-547-9879
Certified batterers program
Counseling and Education Service to stop Domestic Violence
Safelink
1-877-785-2020
Statewide 24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline and Resources
Ex-Offenders
ProgramSpecific Information
Aid to Incarcerated Mothers
617-536-0058
Ex-Offenders
SPAN
110 Arlington Street
Boston MA 02116
617-423-0750
www.spaninc.org
Healthcare
ProgramSpecific Information
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
729 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-414-7779 General Info
617-4145090 Medical Clinic
Betty Sneed House 617-488-1760
Barbara McGinnis House 617-488-1700
Health Care for All
617-350-7279
www.hcfama.org
Justice Resource Institute
130 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-457-8150
Mass Health
617-210-5000
Medicaid
800-841-2900
HIV/AIDS
ProgramSpecific Information
Boston Living Center
29 Stanhope Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-236-1012
JRI
617-450-0501
617-450-0500
www.jri.org
Justice Resource Institute Assisted Living Program
617-457-8142

For persons with HIV/AIDS
Victory Programs (OP/Residential)
617-541-0222
Housing
ProgramSpecific Information
ABCD
178 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-357-6000 X247
Families need a referral from DTA; individuals can be self referred.
Boston Fair Housing Commission- Metrolist
1 City Hall Plaza
Rm 966
Boston, MA 02201
617-635-3321
Market rate, subsidized, public housing, section 8, and single room occupancy assistance.

Fair Housing Commission
Boston Housing Authority
52 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-988-4249
617-988-4000
Boston Housing Authority
HomeStart
105 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA 02111
Shelter referral required
Hunger Resources
ProgramSpecific Information
Brown Bag Program
1-800-645-8333
Food Stamps (DTA)
1-800-249-2007
Project Bread FoodSource Hotline
1-800-645-8333
Serve New England
1-888-742-7363
WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
1-800-942-1007
Legal Assistance
ProgramSpecific Information
Disability Law Center
11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
Boston, MA 02108
617-723-8455
1-800-872-9992
Local TTY 617-227-9464
Toll Free TTY 1-800-381-0577
Greater Boston Legal Services
197 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-371-1234
Mental Health
ProgramSpecific Information
Boston Emergency Screening Team (BEST)
1-800-981-4357 Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)
25 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-626-8605

Walk in hours: 10am-3pm Mon.-Fri.
Mental health evaluation
Pregnancy & Parenting Resource for Teens
ProgramSpecific Information
Alliance for Young Families
105 Chauncy Street, 8th floor
Boston, MA 02111
617-482-9122
Males and females.
Crittenton Hastings House
10 Perthshire Road
Brighton, MA 02135
617-782-7600
Prevention Resources
Prevention Resources
ProgramSpecific Information
Boston Homelessness Prevention Clearinghouse
Visit Website
Boston ElderINFO
110 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA 01222
617-292-6211
Boston Elderly Commission
Boston City Hall, Room 271
One City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02201
617-635-4366
Boston Elderly Commission
Boston Housing Authority
Senior Housing for Elderly & Disabled Seniors
125 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02119
617-988-5019
617-988-4310
Boston Housing Authority
Elders Living at Home
One Boston Medical Center Place
Boston, MA 02118
617-638-6139
Boston Medical Center
Ethos
555 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-522-6700
Elder at risk and protective services.
HEARTH
1640 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-369-1560
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (Boston)
PO Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
617-338-2350 Multilingual Hotline: 617-338-2355
Asian Families

The mission of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is to eliminate family violence and to strengthen Asian families and communities. In 1994, the Task Force opened the first battered women's shelter in New England specifically for Asian women. Multilingual support groups available
Casa Myrna Vazquez (Boston)
PO Box 180019
Boston, MA 02118
617-521-0100 24-Hour Emergency Hotlin: 877-785-2020
Women and children

A community-based multicultural organization dedicated to the eradication of domestic violence. Casa Myrna Vazquez offers direct services to women & children, including emergency and transitional shelters, welfare, legal, mental health, and child advocacy.
Child Witness to Violence Project at Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center
88 E. Newton St., Vose Hall
Boston, MA 02118
617-414-4244
Young children

Offers counseling and advocacy to young women who witness domestic and community violence. CWVP has a multi-lingual staff of social workers, psychologists, early childhood specialists and a consulting child psychiatrist.
DOVE, Inc - Domestic Violence Ended
PO Box 690267
Quincy, MA 02269
617-471-1234 24-Hour Crisis Hotline:
617-471-1234
888-314-3683
Families

DOVE is committed to partnering with diverse communities, families and individuals impacted by domestic violence. They promote hope, healing, safety, and social change by providing a broad range of preventive and responsive services.
Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project (Cambridge)
955 Massachusetts Avenue, PMB 131
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-354-6056 24-Hour Emergency Hotline: 1-800-832-1901
Gay, bisexual, transgender men

Offers shelter, guidance, and resources to allow gay, bisexual, and transgender men in crisis to remove themselves from violent situations and relationships
Horizon House (Mattapan)
PO Box 382
Mattapan, MA 02126
617-296-2492LL
Provides Housing Authority referrals, daycare for children, transitional living/work programs and advocates for emotional and practical support
Jane Doe, Inc.
617-248-0922
As the statewide coalition of more than sixty community based sexual assault and domestic violence programs, Jane Doe, Inc. advocates for the safety, dignity and liberty of survivors.
Renewal House (Boston)
10 Putnam Street
Roxbury MA 02119
617-277-4194 24-hour Emergency Hotline: 617-566-6881
Women and children

Provides temporary and emergency shelter for battered women and their children, counseling, support groups, welfare, court, housing and child advocacy. MBTA accessible
Respond, Inc .(Somerville)
PO Box 555
Somerville, MA 02143 24-Hour Hotline: 617-623-5900 Portuguese, and French-speaking staff members available.
Women and children

A community-based nonprofit organization providing direct services to battered women and their children. Services include emergency shelter, counseling programs, support groups, legal, welfare, and housing-advocacy. Haitian Creole, Spanish,
The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery (Boston)
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
617-667-8141 Emergency Department: 617-754-2400
Families

Hospital based program offering services to all. Programs include: Safe Transition: Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Rape Crisis Intervention Program, Community Violence Intervention, Advocacy and Support Project
The Elizabeth Stone House (Jamaica Plain)
8 Notre Dame Street
Boston, MA 02119
617-522-3659 24-Hour Hotline: 617-522-3417
Transitional Housing Program: 617-427-9801
Women only

Run by women, for women, The Elizabeth Stone House provides residential and community-based services for women and their children. MBTA accessible
The Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Community Health Center (Boston)
617-927-6250
Toll Free: 1-800-834-3242 *After 5 pm on weekends: 877-785-2020
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender

For nearly 30 years, the Fenway Community Health Center has provided high quality medical and mental health care to Boston's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The Violence Recovery Program (VRP) provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender victims of domestic violence
Transition House (Cambridge)
1035 Cambridge Street, B10
Cambridge, MA 02141 Hotline: 617-661-7203
Teen Hotline: 877-644-3847
Families

Offers emergency food and shelter, counseling, economic literacy programs, Haitian services, and outreach programs. MBTA accessible
Cardinal Madieros Center
Holy Trinity Church
140 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-451-9331 9am-4pm Mon.-Thurs.
9am-3pm Fri.
Lunch 11:45am-1pm
Adult Shelters: Drop-In Day

For men and women 45 & over
St. Francis House
39 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-542-4211 7am-3pm Daily
Breakfast 7:30am-9am
Lunch 11:30n-1pm
Sandwiches served 1-2pm
Adult Shelters: Drop-In Day
Women's Lunch Place
Church of the Covenant
67 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-267-1722 8am-2pm Mon.-Sat.
Call about Sunday
Breakfast 8am-11am
Lunch 12noon-2pm Adult
Shelters: Drop-In Day

For women and children only
Boston Rescue Mission/Kingston House
39 Kingston Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-482-8819
Adult Shelters: Men & Women
South End Fitness Center
(temporary shelter​)
35 Northampton Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-534-7101 Intake

Adult Shelter
Pine Street Inn
444 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-521-7202
Adult Shelters: Men & Women
Shattuck Shelter
170 Morton Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-971-3229
Adult Shelters: Men & Women
Woods Mullen Shelter
784 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-534-7101
Adult Shelters: Men & Women
Pine Street Inn- Men's Inn
444 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-521-7202
United Homes Shelter
540 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
617-265-4515
Adult Shelters: Men Only
Pine Street Inn- Women's Inn
363 ALbany Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-521-7110
Adult Shelters: Women Only
Rosie?s Place
889 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-442-9322
Adult Shelters: Women Only
Sancta Maria
11 Waltham Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-423-4366 (After 7:00 PM)
Adult Shelters: Women Only
Boston Family Shelter
656 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-267-8081
Family Shelters
Casa Nueva Vida
53 Glen Road
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-524-6332
Family Shelters
Crittenton Hastings House
10 Perthshire Road
Brighton, MA 02135
617-782-7600
Family Shelters

Females.
Crossroads Family Shelter
56 Havre Street
East Boston, MA 02128
617-567-5926
Family Shelters
DTA Boston Family Housing Office
90 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
617-989-6100
Family Shelters Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance
DTA Boston Newmarket Square
1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
617-989-2200
Family Shelters Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance
Project Hope
550 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-442-1880
Family Shelters Adult men not permitted.
www.prohope.org
Queens of Peace
410 Quincy Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
617-288-4182
Family Shelters No male children over 5 years old and no intake on Thursday or Sunday.
Sojourner House
85 Rockland Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-442-0590
Family Shelters
Temporary Home for Women & Children
41 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-720-3611
Family Shelters Adult men not permitted.
Traveler's Aid Family Services
617-542-7286 After 5pm call the Mayor's 24 hr Svc and they will page TA.
Family Shelters

Family Emergency Shelter Program
Street Outreach Services
ProgramSpecific Information
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
617-423-9575
For youth only.
Friends of Shattuck Shelter
617-542-3388
Pine Street Inn Neighbor Project
617-521-7222
Pine Street Inn Night Time Outreach Van
617-521-7229
Tri City Mental Health
617-236-8390
Alcoholics Anonymous
617-426-9444
Institute for Health and Recovery
617-661-3991
Referral to Family Substance Abuse Programs
Mass Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
250 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02108
617-624-5111

http://mass.gov/dph/bsas
Massachusetts Drug & Alcohol Help Line
1-800-327-5050
Narcotic Anonymous
617-884-7709
Veterans Services
ProgramSpecific Information
Boston VA Medical Center
150 South Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-232-9500 x4027 or x4940
Homeless Women Veteran?s Outreach & Case Management Program
City of Boston Veterans Services
43 Hawkins Street, 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02114
617-635-3039
Homeless Women Veteran's Outreach & Case Management Program
Boston VA Medical Center
150 South Huntington Ave
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-232-9500 x4027 or x4940
New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108
617-371-1800
New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans- Vet Tech (at New England)
617-371-1785
Veteran's Benefits Clearing House
126 Warren Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-541-8846
Youth Services
ProgramSpecific Information
Boston GLASS Community Center
93 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
617-266-3349
Gay, Lesbian, Social Services
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
47 West Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-423-9575
Department of Social Services- Child At Risk Hotline
1-800-792-5200
Youth Resources

Department of Social Services (DSS)
Roxbury Youthworks
617-427-8095
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1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
Phone:(617) 534-5395 Email: info@bphc.org