If you are experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of homelessness, please click on the links below to find more information about potential resources for you and your household.
*Please note that these lists may not be comprehensive. If you are a shelter or service provider and would like to add or update your listing, please call 781-595-7570.Single Adults
Shelters for Unaccompanied Individuals
If you are experiencing homelessness and are an individual or household without a child under the age of 21 in your care, you may be eligible for placement in an individual shelter.
Shelters for Families with Children
If you are experiencing homelessness and have a child under the age of 21 or you are pregnant, you and your family may be eligible for placement in a family shelter.
HomeBASE Diversion and Rehousing Assistance for Families with Children
If you are experiencing homelessness and have a child under the age of 21 or you are pregnant, your family may be eligible for assistance through the Department of Housing and Community Development’s HomeBASE program.
Educational Rights for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Under the federal McKinney-Vento Act, the educational rights of students experiencing homelessness are protected. Learn more about students' rights to enrollment, transportation, and services here. Thank you to web designer Joanna Roux and Professor Monica Texeira de Sousa of New England Law | Boston for sharing this with us!
For students who are experiencing homelessness after surviving natural disasters (including the 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Texas, and Florida), the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has issued some guidance about the rapid enrollment in Massachusetts schools. Read the guidance in the section "Welcoming Students from Puerto Rico".
Survivors of Domestic Violence
Shelters for Women and Children Fleeing Domestic Violence Situations
If you are a woman fleeing domestic violence, you (and your children, if applicable) may be eligible for placement in a domestic violence shelter.
RAFT Homelessness Prevention Program for Families
Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) Homelessness Prevention Program
If you and your family are at imminent risk of homelessness, you may be eligible for RAFT.
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