Individual Shelters in Central Massachusetts
*Transitional refers to shelters that offer programs to assist people who are ready to move beyond emergency shelter, but who need additional supportive services to move out of homelessness
Our Father's House*
55 Lunenburg Street
P.O. Box 7251
Fitchburg, MA 01420
978 345-3050 (open 3pm-7am)
Capacity: 20 men and 8 women (transitional*).
Length of Stay: between 1 and 90 days; length of stay is determined on an individual basis.
Services: Advocacy; 3 meals a day; counseling & medical care by referral; minimal clothing, housing search.
Restrictions: Over 18; dry shelter (no drugs or alcohol); if eligible, one is expected to be looking for a full-time job if they do not already have one.
Referral: Self; social service agencies.
57 Mechanic Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Capacity: 18 men and women.
Length of Stay: 60 days.
Services: Advocacy; counseling (not on site); dinner daily (kitchen facilities available for breakfast & lunch); clothing referrals; storage lockers.
Wait List: No.
Restrictions: Sobriety; single and over the age of 18; must manage own supply of medication; 10 pm curfew.
Referral: Must be referred by the Common Ground Resource Center (Common Ground's contact number is 508-620-2690) at SMOC (located at 90 Lincoln St. Framingham, MA 01702).
Greater Worcester Housing Connection*
25 Queen Street
Worcester, MA 01601
Capacity: 25 individuals (emergency housing) and 15 units of supported housing.
Length of Stay: Varies based on client's needs.
Services: Advocacy; counseling; housing support.
Restrictions: Must be over the age of 18.
Referral: Social agencies.