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: Spanish; advocacy; 3 meals a day; counseling & medical care by referral; minimal clothing.
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.

* Rowland's House
57 Mechanic Street
Marlboro, MA 01752
508 481-7847
Capacity: 18 men.
Length of Stay: 60 days.
Services: Advocacy; counseling (not on site); dinner daily (kitchen facilities available for breakfast & lunch); clothing referrals; handicap accessible; doctor visits once a week; storage lockers.
Wait List: No.
Restrictions: Sobriety; 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). 

* Worcester Public Inebriate Program (PIP merged with SMOC)
695-701 Main Street
P.O. Box 17078,
Main St. Station
Worcester, MA 01601
508 757-0103
Capacity: 100 men and 10 women.
Length of Stay: Varies based on client's needs.
Services: Advocacy; counseling; 3 meals/day; clothing; Spanish; handicapped accessible; nurse; doctor visits 2 times a week; day programs; limited transportation services; limited storage; showers available for females.
Restrictions: Must be over the age of 18.
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). 

 

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