Middlesex County Housing Assistance Programs

See our list of housing assistance programs. We list HUD, housing assistance, subsidized housing programs in Middlesex County.

Youth on Fire

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://www.aac.org/youth-on-fire/
1 Church Street (inside Y2Y Shelter space)
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-661-2508

Drop-in for homeless and at-risk youth aged 14 to 24, open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am to 5:45pm; meals served from 1:30 to 3pm, and snacks available at all drop-in times. Services available by appointment only on Tuesday and Thursday; call the telephone number above to schedule. Hot meals are served from 2:30 to 5:30pm on days when the program is open, and showers, lockers, food, counseling, case management, housing assistance, health care, clothes, laundry, computers, books, and games are also offered.

Wayside/ShortStop

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://www.waysideyouth.org/OurServices/WaysideYoungAdultServices/
1323 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02144
617-776-3377

Transitional housing program for homeless youth aged 18 to 22, offering a range of social, educational, and pre-vocational services.

Respond(Somerville)

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20

PO Box 555
Somerville, MA 02143
617-623-5900

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, Portuguese, and French-speaking staff members available.

Ethiopian Community Mutual Assistance Association (ECMAA)

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-09

552 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 202
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-4232

Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate services and referrals regarding education, employment, health, housing, family and social services, cultural orientation, interpretation and translation, advocacy, citizenship and civic action.

Cambridge Multi-Service Center

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://www.cambridgema.gov/DHSP/programsforadults/cambridgemultiservicecenter
362 Green Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-349-6340

Provides a range of services to Cambridge-based homeless families and individuals, including assistance for elders and people with disabilities. Services by City and partnering providers include information and referral, short-term case management, housing search, job search, mental health and substance abuse counseling, money management, and legal assistance. Depending on circumstances, staff may be able to access limited funds to help with the cost of transitioning to new housing, or for use as a last resort to prevent eviction.



Middlesex County Food Assistance Programs

See our list of food assistance programs. We list food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Middlesex County.

Transition House(Cambridge)

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20

1035 Cambridge Street, B10
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 868-1650

Families. Offers emergency food and shelter, counseling, economic literacy programs, Haitian services, and outreach programs. MBTA accessible.

Oxford House for Men - Varnum

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-29
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
55 Varnum Street
Lowell, MA 01850
508-527-2632

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided. Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Oxford House for Men - Riverside East

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-29
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
31 Court Street
Lowell, MA 01852
978-853-5369

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided. Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Oxford House for Men - Oak Grove

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-29
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
179 Mt Vernon St
Malden, MA 01248
781-605-3378

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided. Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.

Oxford House for Men - Bridge Street

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-29
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/
612 Bridge Street
Lowell, MA 01850
978-453-9878

Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided. Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit.



Middlesex County Clothing Assistance Programs

See our list of clothing assistance programs.

Children's Clothing Exchange Solutions At Work

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-09
http://solutionsatwork.org/
391 Evereteze Way
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 576-0039

Clothing exchange for homeless and transitioning families.



Middlesex County Government Assistance Programs

See our list of government assistance programs. We list TANF assistance information, welfare officesin Middlesex County.

Household Goods Recycling of Massachusetts(HGRM)

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.hgrm.org
530 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
(978) 635-1710

Provides gently used household goods/furniture, free of charge, to families in Eastern Massachusetts. In order to receive items, families must have a referral e-mailed (referral@hgrm.org) to HGRM from a social service agency, government agency, or clergy.



Middlesex County Homeless Shelters and Homeless Assistance Programs

See our list of homeless programs. We list homeless shelters, day shelters, homeless resources for me, women, and families.

St Patrick's Women's Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://www.ccab.org/?q=shelter-services
270 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
617-628-3015

Short-term beds for women who are sober only, and extended-stay beds with case management for sober women who are also working. To reserve a bed, show up by 3pm at the shelter. If there are more women than beds, a lottery will be held.

On the Rise's Safe Haven

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://www.ontherise.org/what-we-offer/
341 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-497-7968

Drop-in for clients who identify as women who are homeless and need a level of support that other programs may not be able to provide. This is not a general drop-in program, and women must meet with an advocate for an informal intake to determine whether On the Rise is the right fit. Open Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 4pm; and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 8am to 2pm. Helps women meet basic nutritional, hygiene, and safety needs while also receiving flexible support to begin addressing issues related to trauma, addiction, mental and physical health, domestic and sexual violence, disabilities, immigration, legal problems, and poverty.

Heading Home Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://www.headinghomeinc.org/programs/new-draft-shelter-emergency-services
109 School Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-547-1885

Short-term beds, as well as extended-stay beds with case management, for individuals (no gender restriction) who are sober only. Call at 10am to reserve a bed; referral required (from staff at a previous shelter, the Multi-Service Center, or another provider).

Harvard Square Summer Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://pbha.org/programs/harvard-square-summer-shelter/
66 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-5526

Program has no gender restriction and is located at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, running from mid-June to mid-August. Call the phone number above, or email summerHSHS@pbha.org, for more information.

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/hshs
66 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-547-2841

Short-term and extended-stay beds for individuals (no gender restriction) who are sober only; extended-stay beds are typically reserved for persons who are working. Open from November 1 to April 15 only. Extended-stay beds are assigned by lottery. Call the 888 phone number above between 7:30 and 8am for a lottery number. Call back between 8:05 and 8:30am to find out whether your assigned number was selected for a bed. Lottery results will also be posted at the door of the shelter. For short-term beds, call at 9:30pm to find out about space availability.

CASPAR's Emergency Services Center

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://casparinc.org/emergency-services-center-and-shelter.html
240 Albany Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-661-0600

Beds for individuals (no gender restriction) who are actively using alcohol or drugs; shelter for more than one night requires proof of history of Cambridge or Somerville residency. Separate beds for guests who are seeking active support for recovery. To claim a bed, go in person to the shelter. Unlike most other shelters, the Emergency Service Center operates 24/7, and remains open to shelter guests throughout the day.



Middlesex County Alcohol and Drug Rehab Assistance Programs

See our list of drug rehab programs. We list free rehab center, sliding fee scale, alcohol and drug assistance programs and more..

Middlesex County, MA Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Local Rehab Assistance: 855-401-7007

Specialists trained to find the best treatment solutions at little to no cost. Call for location and rates for rehab.

Salvation Army Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://massachusetts.salvationarmy.org/ma/camcontinuum
402 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-547-3400

Short term and extended-stay beds for men who are sober only. Offers case management, substance abuse services, and vocational counseling. Call first thing in the morning (starting at 7am) to reserve a bed. Arrive before 7pm to claim a bed.

First Church Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://www.firstchurchcambridge.org/first-church-in-the-world/first-church-shelter
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-661-1873

Extended-stay beds for men who are sober only. Referral from another provider is required; the individual or provider should call periodically to reiterate their request.

CASPAR's GROW House

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12

11 Russell Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-661-6020

For women in substance abuse recovery with 6+ months' sobriety only.



Middlesex County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Middlesex County.

Y2Y Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://www.y2yharvardsquare.org
1 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-864-0795

Short-term beds for youth aged 18-24 (no gender restriction) only. Open from October 15 to April 15 only. Beds are available for lengths of 30 nights or of 1 night, distributed by a lottery process. To enter the lottery for a 30-night bed, call the phone number above between 8:00am and 8:45am in the morning. To enter the lottery for a 1-night bed, call the number above between 9:00pm and 9:30pm.

Umoja Program at Salvation Army

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://massachusetts.salvationarmy.org/ma/camcontinuum
402 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-547-3400

For men only.

Transition House's Transitional Living Program

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12

P.O. Box 392016
Cambridge, MA 02141
617-868-1650

For women with or without young children who have experienced domestic violence.

The Women's Center

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://www.cambridgewomenscenter.org
46 Pleasant Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-354-8807

Women can obtain information, referrals, and emotional support from staff and volunteers; access printed info about programs, services, events, jobs, health issues, etc.; and participate in issue-specific or general support groups. Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am to 8pm; and Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

The Children's Room

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://childrensroom.org
1210 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 641-4741

Provides grief and bereavement services for children, teens and families. Facilitated peer support groups are offered at no cost.

Mission of Deeds(serves Middlesex and Essex counties)

Date Added/Updated: 2017-11-20
http://www.missionofdeeds.org
6 Chapin Street
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 944-9797

Distributes beds, furniture and other household items to low-income families and individuals living in Middlesex and Essex counties.

Heading Home Transitional Program at the YWCA

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://www.headinghomeinc.org/programs/new-draft-transitional-housing
7 Temple Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-491-6050 ex

For women only. Contact the phone number above for more information.

Friday Café at First Church

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://www.thefriday.cafe
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.851.5074

New drop-in program open on Friday from 1 to 5pm, from September to June only.

Citywide Senior Center

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
https://www.cambridgema.gov/DHSP/programsforfamilies/seniorscouncilonaging/
806 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-349-6060

For people 60 and older. Open Monday from 8:30am to 8pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; Friday from 8:30am to 3pm; and Saturday and holidays from 8:30am to 1pm. Offers social and recreational activities, ESL, computer access, and fitness classes. Breakfast and lunch served daily.

AIDS Action Drop-in

Date Added/Updated: 2017-12-12
http://www.aac.org/peer-support/
359 Green Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-661-3040

Drop-in for people who are HIV-positive, with movies, support groups, referrals, etc; open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9am to 5pm.