A Resource for the Re-entry Population of Greater Worcester
Currently Browsing: Shelters and Transitional Housing

Net of Compassion

674 Main Street C1, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 322-1363
http://www.netofcompassion.org

Hotel Grace is a 24/7 emergency shelter that operates Nov. 1–March 30 (until May in 2021).

Joshua’s Shower Trailer is a shower trailer that is located at 44 Temple Street, Worcester MA. The hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm.

Programs at 674 Main Street:

Grace Pantry is the free food distribution program which runs on Thursdays, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm, basement level.

Grace Closet is the free clothing distribution program which runs on Wednesdays, 1:00–4:00 pm, basement level.

Meals on Main Street is a free meal program that runs every week on Saturday morning from 1:00 am–4:00 pm, on the sidewalk in front of the parking lot.


Lowell Transitional Living Center

189 Middlesex St

Lowell, MA 01852

(978) 458-9888

ltlc.org

This is a Non-Profit Organization that provides Transitional Housing.

HOUSING AND MEALS FOR THE HOMELESS

Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Lowell Transitional Living Center with the contact information we provided to get full details. Oftentimes you can apply for sliding scale fee payment or other options if you are low income. You will need to speak with them to see if you qualify.


Sister Rose House

75 Division Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-3202
Sister Rose’s House is a Dry Men’s Shelter and is staffed 24 hours a day. The program offers a wide range of supportive services including assessment, job skills training, budgeting information, and access to mental health and other needed services, and the goal of Sr. Rose House is to help our clients to gain long term sustainability while working on the current issues that lead to their homelessness.


Southcoast Fair Housing

257 Union Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 (774) 473-9994
Email: info@southcoastfairhousing.org


New Bedford Housing Authority

134 South Second Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4800
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
We recommend you call your local housing authority for low cost and affordable housing options along with finding area resources for affordable housing options and locations for area shelters in their area.
Website: http://newbedfordhousingauthority.org/


Next Step Home Homeless Shelter

506 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 674-2788
The First Step Inn shelter serves homeless men and women in Fall River who meet the following criteria:
• 18 years of age or older
• Homeless in the City of Fall River
• Willing to submit to a search upon entry
• Willing to authorize a CORI check, CORI
• report must be without warrants
• Alcohol and drug free
• Medically and psychologically stabilized
Services Provided:
• Guests at the shelter are required to engage in case management meetings which
result in the development of a Three Phase Individual Service
• Plan designed to identify issues and refer guests to needed services. Guests in the
First Step Inn receive the following services:
• Food and nutritional assistance
• Safe and secure sleeping environment
• Comprehensive case management
Housing placement assistance
• Psycho-educational groups
• Assistance with applications to income resources
• Crisis intervention
• 12 step meetings, and other AA/NA recovery related activities
• Residential substance abuse treatment access
• Outpatient substance abuse treatment access
• Coordination of emergency and long-term psychiatric care
• Referrals to community–based collateral services, educational, medical care,
domestic violence, and other forms of assistance
• Discharge and aftercare planning


Harbour House Family Center

713 Shawmut Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02746 (508) 992-6027
Admission Policy: Families are referred by the Dept. of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
Call (508) 992-6027 or DTA @ (508) 646-6200
Harbor House Family Center houses 16 families


Fall River Housing Authority

85 Morgan Street, Fall River, MA 02722
(508) 675-3595
Housing authorities provide decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low and moderate income residents. Oftentimes they provide section 8 housing choice vouchers for those that qualify for low income housing. Most every housing authority that provides vouchers currently has multi year waiting lists.
Housing authorities also provide low income public housing options that also often have multi year waiting lists.


Catholic Social Services New Bedford

59 Rockland Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 674-4681
This is a HUD Housing approved Housing Assistance agency. They may be able to provide housing assistance.
Housing assistance programs include:
• Fair Housing Pre purchase Education Workshops
• Financial Management
• Budget Counseling
• Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
• Non-Delinquency Post Purchase Workshops for Homeowners
• Pre purchase Counseling
• Pre purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
• Predatory Lending Education Workshops
• Rental Assistance Housing Counseling
• Services for Homeless Counseling
We can also assist by speaking the following languages:
• English
• Portuguese
• Spanish


Fall River Family Center

257 Cherry Street, Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 679-2109
Admission Policy: Families are referred by the Dept. of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)


Gloucester Housing Authority

259 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01931
(978) 281-4770
Housing authorities provide decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low and moderate income residents. Oftentimes they provide section 8 housing choice vouchers for those that qualify for low income housing. Most every housing authority that provides vouchers currently has multi year waiting lists.


Action Emergency Homeless Shelter

370 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-4125
Homeless shelter for men and women. Accepts up to 16 men and 4 women.
Allows up to 90 days at shelter.
Services: Counseling; 2 meals/day; Spanish; handicap accessible; limited medical care (referrals); visiting nurse.
Must be sober.
First come first serve.


Turning Point Single Adult Shelter, SMOC

3 Merchant Road, Framingham, Ma 01701

(508) 875-6429


Pathways Family Shelter, Smoc

248 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA 01701 (508) 879-5047


Common Ground Resource Center (smoc Headquarter)

7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 620-2690


Community Teamwork 1 Lowell

167 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 459-0551
This is a Non Profit Organization that provides Transitional Housing. Review the details below:
Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Community Teamwork 1 with the contact information we provided to get full details. Oftentimes you can apply for sliding scale fee payment or other options if you are low income. You will need to speak with them to see if you qualify.


Lowell Housing Authority

350 Moody Street, Lowell, MA 01853
(978) 937-3500
Housing authorities provide decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low and moderate income residents. Oftentimes they provide section 8 housing choice vouchers for those that qualify for low income housing. Most every housing authority that provides vouchers currently has multi year waiting lists.
Housing authorities also provide low income public housing options that also often have multi year waiting lists.


New England Prison Ministries Inc. Lowell

27 Fleming Street, Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 458-1721
This is a Non Profit Organization that provides Transitional Housing. Review the details below:
The goal of New England Prison Ministries is that every prisoner released in New England be welcomed into the community with a safe place to live; help re- establishing their lives; a connection with a church family; and structured programs of Christian encouragement and discipline.
Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact New England
Prison Ministries Inc. with the contact information we provided to get full details. Oftentimes you can apply for sliding scale fee payment or other options if you are low income. You will need to speak with them to see if you qualify.


Greater Lawrence Ywca – Oasis Project Domestic Violence Shelter

38 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
(978) 682-3039
Domestic Violence Transitional Shelter.
The OASIS Project at the YWCA of Greater Lawrence is a transitional housing service of the YWCA’s domestic violence program. OASIS is a comprehensive program where women with children establish and work towards personal and professional goals so that they may overcome family violence and homelessness to lead safe, self-sufficient lives. Similar in its philosophy and scope of services, the YWCA Residence houses ten formerly battered woman who are homeless who do not have children in their care. OASIS and The YWCA Residence enable women and families to establish a source of income and stability so they can move on to permanent, safe and affordable housing. These residences are more than housing. Participants establish and work towards personal and professional goals while they stabilize their families, employment
and emotional well-being. Eligible participants need to meet certain criteria before making an application for an interview. The program coordinator reviews applications before interviews are conducted.


Lawrence Housing Authority

353 Elm Street, Lawrence, MA 01842
(978) 683-2751
Housing authorities provide decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low and moderate income residents. Oftentimes they provide section 8 housing choice vouchers for those that qualify for low income housing. Most every housing authority that provides vouchers currently has multi year waiting lists.
Housing authorities also provide low income public housing options that also often have multi year waiting lists.


Lazarus House Ministries

412 Hampshire Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 269-5284
Services: A program known as St. Luke’s Dental and Medical Program provides community clinics in the region. The free center also offers patients free dental care and medical care. The clinic is for those patients who have no health insurance and those who cannot afford to see a medical doctor or dentist.


Alternative Housing Domestic Violence Shelter

PO Box 2100, Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 937-5777
24-hour crisis hotline: 1-888-291-6228
Provides shelter, support, counseling, legal advocacy for battered women and their children.
Alternative House Outreach Service offers emergency shelter, safe housing, 24-
hour crisis hotline, transitional housing, supervised children’s visitation, youth/teen domestic violence prevention program, legal advocacy, free legal information clinics, support groups, and training/education on domestic violence.


Daybreak Emergency Shelter for Men and Women

19 Winter Street, Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 975-4547
Emergency Shelter for Men and Women.
Allows up to 40 guests. 30 men allowed and 10 women allowed.
Services Provided: Counseling; AA meetings; 2 meals/day (lunch in-house for people w/ medical problems); clothing when available; Spanish; handicap accessibility; on- site clinic; day programs; transportation; limited storage facilities. Must be over 18 years old. There is a 9:00 pm curfew.
Daybreak Shelter provides temporary shelter, up to thirty days, for homeless men and women over the age of eighteen. It is one of the last “Wet” shelters in the state, meaning we allow individuals under the influence of alcohol or substances to stay, though we do not allow alcohol or substances to be brought onto or used on our property. The Shelter is open from 5:00 pm on a first come, first served basis, to 8:00 am each day. Breakfast and dinner are served each day.


Our Father’s House

53 Lunenburg Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-2256 | (978) 345-3050
Emergency/ Transitional Shelter for men and women over 18


Permanent Housing for Homeless Men in Recovery

4 Leighton Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 400-5284


Transitional Housing for Women in Recovery (elizabeth House)

76 Mechanic Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 343-5724


Housing Assistance Corporation Hyannis

460 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 771-5400
HAC offers a continuum of housing services and solutions that evolve with the changing needs of the community.
HAC provides emergency shelter and homelessness prevention assistance for individuals and families; Administration of the largest housing subsidy in our region; Family self-sufficiency and employment services.
HAC educates, trains and counsels with HAC’s consumer education department; weatherizes and conducts energy rehabs for low-income and market-rate properties; developes affordable housing for seniors, families and individuals; and provides an opportunity to become a homeowner with a full-service nonprofit real estate office. We serve people of all ages, races, ethnicity and income levels.


Noah Shelter – Homeless Shelter for Men and Women

77 Winter Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 778-5255
NOAH is a 55-bed emergency homeless shelter for male and female individuals who can prove Cape Cod residency for at least 6 months (off-Cape or pregnant get 1 night only). Policies must be adhered to, including being clean and sober (random breathalyzers & urine tests are administered), and surrendering cell phones, meds, & lighters upon entry. Guests line up at 4:00 pm, receive a bed and meal, and must be out at 7:30 am. Various specialists and meetings are on site, including housing, employment, health, NA and AA, Recovery, Day Center, and more.


Transitional Housing Assistance Hyannis

77 High School Road Extension, Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 862-6600
Eligibility requirements vary from one program to another. Some programs only accept homeless women and their children. Other programs accept homeless families headed by men or women. Some limit the age of the children. Most do not require a referral from the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). Some programs charge a fee equal to 30% of income. Families with current substance abuse problems are not allowed. Call for more details and to be admitted to the transitional housing programs.


Barnstable Housing Authority

146 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 771-7222
Housing authorities provide decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low and moderate income residents. Oftentimes they provide section 8 housing choice vouchers for those that qualify for low income housing. Most every housing authority that provides vouchers currently has multi year waiting lists. Housing authorities also provide low income public housing options that also often have multi year waiting lists.


Shelters and Transitional Housing

Emergency Services:
If you are homeless the MA Department of Housing and Community Development may be able to help. They are located at 9 Walnut Street, Worcester and their phone number is (508) 767-3189.  Their offices are open from 8am–4pm. Arrive early in the day in order to guarantee you are seen that day.

For one-on-one counseling, information, referral and workshops related to income security and housing stability go to RCAP Solutions Housing Consumer Education Center located at 12 East Worcester Street or call them at 1800 -488-1969.

Department of Housing and Community Development
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114
617-573-1100

Shelters:

Action Emergency Homeless Shelter

370 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 283-4125

Homeless shelter for men and women. Accepts up to 16 men and 4 women.

Allows up to 90 days at shelter.

Services: Counseling; 2 meals/day; Spanish; handicap accessible; limited medical care (referrals); visiting nurse.

Must be sober.

First come first serve.

Alternative Housing Domestic Violence Shelter

PO Box 2100, Lowell, MA 01851

(978) 937-5777

24-hour crisis hotline: 1-888-291-6228

Provides shelter, support, counseling, legal advocacy for battered women and their children.

Alternative House Outreach Service offers emergency shelter, safe housing, 24-hour crisis hotline, transitional housing, supervised children’s visitation, youth/teen domestic violence prevention program, legal advocacy, free legal information clinics, support groups, and training/education on domestic violence.

Common Ground Resource Center (SMOC Headquarter)
8 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 620-2690

Community Teamwork 1 Lowell

167 Dutton St, Lowell, MA 01852

(978) 459-0551

This is a Non Profit Organization that provides Transitional Housing. Review the details below:

Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Community Teamwork 1 with the contact information we provided to get full details. Oftentimes you can apply for sliding scale fee payment or other options if you are low income. You will need to speak with them to see if you qualify.

Daybreak Emergency Shelter for Men and Women

19 Winter St, Lawrence, MA 01843

(978) 975-4547

Emergency Shelter for Men and Women.

Allows up to 40 guests. 30 men allowed and 10 women allowed.

Services Provided: Counseling; AA meetings; 2 meals/day (lunch in-house for people w/ medical problems); clothing when available; Spanish; handicap accessibility; on-site clinic; day programs; transportation; limited storage facilities.

Must be over 18 years old. 9pm curfew.

Jeremiah’s Inn
1059 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 755-6403
Services: Community residential recovery program for men.

Lowell Transitional Living Center

189 Middlesex St

Lowell, MA 01852

(978) 458-9888

This is a Non-Profit Organization that provides Transitional Housing. Review the details below:

HOUSING AND MEALS FOR THE HOMELESS

Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact Lowell Transitional Living Center with the contact information we provided to get full details. Oftentimes you can apply for sliding scale fee payment or other options if you are low income. You will need to speak with them to see if you qualify.

LUK, Inc.
Main office:
545 Westminster Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 Monday–Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
(978) 345-0685
LUK Toll Free: 1-800-579-0000

Webster Office:
251 Main Street, Webster, MA 01570
(508) 640-0011

Fall River Family Center

257 Cherry Street, Fall River, MA 02720

(508) 679-2109

Admission Policy: Families are referred by the Dept. of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

First Step Inn

175 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720

(508) 679-8001

Program providing safe shelter and daily nutritional meals to 20 homeless persons in the City of Fall River daily.

Fitchburg Office:
99 Day Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-0685

Greater Lawrence YWCA – Oasis Project Domestic Violence Shelter

38 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA 01840

(978) 682-3039

Domestic Violence Transitional Shelter.

Harbour House Family Center

713 Shawmut Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02746

(508) 992-6027

Admission Policy: Families are referred by the Dept. of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

Call (508) 992-6027 or DTA @ 508-646-6200

Harbor House Family Center houses 16 families

Transitional Living Program (TLP)
(508) 762-3200

MIHN Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network
923 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 342-9501

New Step Home Homeless Shelter

506 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720

(508) 674-2788

Noah Shelter – Homeless Shelter for Men and Women

77 Winter Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

(508) 778-5255

NOAH is a 55-bed emergency homeless shelter for male and female individuals who can prove Cape Cod residency for at least 6 months (off-Cape or pregnant get 1 night only).

Our Father’s House
55 Lunenburg Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-3050, (978) 345-2256
Emergency/ Transitional Shelter for men and women over 18

Pathways Family Shelter, SMOC
248 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 879-5047

St. Francis & St. Therese Catholic Worker House Hospitality
52 Mason Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 753-3588
Services: Emergency shelter in addition to two meals a day.

Sister Rose House

75 Division Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

(508) 997-3202

Sister Rose’s House is a Dry Men’s Shelter and is staffed 24 hours a day. The program offers a wide range of supportive services including assessment, job skills training, budgeting information, and access to mental health and other needed services, and the goal of Sr. Rose House is to help our clients to gain long term sustainability while working on the current issues that lead to their homelessness.

SRO Central MA Housing Alliance
6 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 791-7265
Services: Provide single room occupancies for single individuals.

Turning Point Single Adult Shelter, SMOC
3 Merchant Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 875-6429

Veterans, Inc. Homeless Shelter
69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 791-5348 or (508) 791-1213
Services: Housing for homeless veterans, and the families of veterans that were killed in combat.

Worcester Triage and Assessment Center (SMOC)
701 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 872-4853
Services: The Worcester Triage and Assessment Center (SMOC) help people in crisis, with or without substance abuse problems.

Transitional Housing Programs:

Channing House (Willis Center)
21 Catherine Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 755-8088
Services: Half-way house that focuses on the rehabilitation of clients with substance abuse and mental health issues. They o er long term and short term treatment.

Crozier House (Catholic Charities)
10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 797-6727
Services: Rehab center focusing on alcohol and substance abuse issues. Provides long term sober living treatments.

Dismas House
30 Richards Street, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-9389

Dismas Family Farm

687 Lincoln Road

Oakham, MA 01068

Services: Transitional housing for former o enders facing homelessness.

New England Prison Ministries Inc. Lowell

27 Fleming St, Lowell, MA 01851

(978) 458-1721

This is a Non Profit Organization that provides Transitional Housing. Review the details below:

The goal of New England Prison Ministries is that every prisoner released in New England be welcomed into the community with:o A safe place to live; o Help re-establishing their lives; o Connection with a church family; and o Structured programs of Christian encouragement and discipling.

Oasis House
9 Chadwick Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 860-1175
Services: Transitional housing and services for homeless adults dealing with mental illness.

Permanent Housing for Homeless Men in Recovery
4 Leighton Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 400-5284

Transitional Housing Assistance Hyannis

77 High School Rd extension, Hyannis, MA 02601

(508) 862-6600

Transitional Housing for Women in Recovery
76 Mechanic Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 343-5724

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
72 Cambridge Street, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-0528
Services: Six month program for individuals in recovery.

Affordable Housing Programs:

Barnstable Housing Authority

146 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

(508) 771-7222

Catholic Social Services Fall River

1600 Bay Street, Fall River, MA

(508) 674-4681-12

Catholic Social Services New Bedford

59 Rockland St, New Bedford, MA 02740

508-674-4681-13

Fall River Housing Authority

85 Morgan Street, Fall River, MA 02722

(508) 675-3595

Gloucester Housing Authority

259 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01931

(978) 281-4770

Housing Assistance Corporation Hyannis

460 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

(508) 771-5400

Lazarus House Lawrence

412 Hampshire Street, Lawrence, MA 01842

(978) 689-8575

Lawrence Housing Authority

353 Elm Street, Lawrence, MA 01842

(978) 683-2751

Lowell Housing Authority

350 Moody Street, Lowell, MA 01853

(978) 937-3500

New Bedford Housing Authority

134 South Second Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

(508) 997-4800

SouthCoast Fair Housing

257 Union Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

(774) 473-9994

info@southcoastfairhousing.org


Youville House

133 Granite Street, Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: (508) 753-3084

Website: http://www.ccworc.org

Office hours: 8–5, Monday-Friday

Services: provided through Catholic Charities Services which help elders, families and children in need with:

  • Older and disabled adults maintain their independence by receiving home care services while others enjoy the companionship of our volunteer visitors.
  • Low-income seniors learn new job skills by working at numerous area agencies as senior aides.
  • Homebound elders and people who would otherwise be alone enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with the aid of many volunteers.
  • Families receive emergency assistance, food and help with budgeting skills to prevent homelessness, while others find useable, wearable clothing at the Catholic Charities boutique.
  • Parents and children find emergency shelter and transitional services at Catholic Charities Youville House and at the Little Brown House through Catholic Charities partnership with Street, Mary’s Parish.
  • Women of all ages receive post-abortion counseling through Project Rachel.
  • Many parents and children benefit from the encouragement and instruction of parent aides.
  • A child completed his journey to his adoptive family, while prospective adoptive families are helped to access adoption services. Many others locate their adoptive histories.
  • Adult learners, assisted by volunteer tutors, pursue educational and life goals through improved literacy.
  • Refugee and immigrant youngsters are tutored after school weekly by college students through a partnership between Catholic Charities and the African Community Project.
  • Families discover strength by building life skills through our Family Resource Center group services.

Catholic Charities Services helping families who seek independence and community support:

  • People volunteer in the resettlement and homeless programs.
  • Newcomers (asylees, refugees and immigrants) living throughout Worcester County with limited financial means receive free medical physicals, lab work and medical documentation in their quest for US citizenship and permanent residency through a partnership of Catholic Charities and Street, Luke’s Health Center.
  • People participate in citizenship education and while others obtain immigration counseling.
  • Former refugees find help in their resettlement and in beginning new lives in the Untied States and others are enrolled in employment training.
  • Immigrants and refugees process legal documents that eventually lead to permanent residency and citizenship.
  • Men at Crozier House continue their pursuit of sobriety, while additional men live in the community through Crozier’s collaboration with Street, John’s Parish.
  • People with multiple sclerosis are assisted in their efforts to live independently.
  • Many of our neighbors access information and referral services.

Catholic Charities Services helping families faced with developmental disabilities:

  • Young adults find jobs through Mercy Centre’s employment services and job training or receive community based day services.
  • Hearing impaired people find comfort and companionship through deaf ministry.

Oasis House

9 Chadwick Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 860-1175

 Contact:
Father Madden

Office hours:
24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 Transitional Housing

Services:
A variety of programs from transitional housing for individuals suffering with mental health issues to food pantry services.

The clinic is open every Wednesday from 8am–11:00 am.

They also operate a soup kitchen Monday through Friday 7:00 am–11:00 am. Their food pantry is exclusively for residents in the 01604 residents and is operated Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 am–1:00 pm.  They also operate a Clothing center at 40 Vernon St, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am–noon.

Call the number above if you have any questions about the scheduling of their programs.


SRO Central MA Housing Alliance

6 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Telephone: (508) 791-7265

Shelter

Services:
They provide single room occupancies for single individuals. CMHA’s Housing Assistance Program (HAP) provides homelessness prevention, housing stabilization services, and housing search assistance to low-income families. CMHA also provides resources. Must call or access their website in order to gain more information on how to apply.

http://www.cmhaonline.org/index.php


Salvation Army

72 Cambridge Street, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-0528

Office hours:
Monday through Friday, 7:30 am–4pm.

Transitional Housing

Services:
The Salvation Army offers a six month program for individuals in recovery. Offers a holistic approach to assist men and women; provide spiritual, social and emotional assistance The center offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy.

Eligibility:
Every potential participant undergoes a comprehensive intake interview to ensure the ARC program is the best possible match for them. If the interview process determines it’s not, we’ll make every effort to refer them to a program that will be. If interested in applying or referring someone, may call the Intake Office at 1-800-SA-TRUCK (728-7825) or the number provided above ((508) 799-0528).

Clothing

Services:
Clothing, etc.

Hours:
Monday- Saturday 9:00 am–7:00 pm, Sundays Closed

 

Soup Kitchen

Services:
Salvation Army offers breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Closed on Saturdays. Dinner only on Sunday.

 

Food Pantry

Services:
Food distribution Monday thru Friday, 10:00 am–12:00 pm and 12:45pm–2:00 pm.

Kids “Feast”

Nekel.may-Speight@USE.Salvationarmy.org

Services: The Kids FEAST After school Program serves children ages 6-12 throughout the Worcester Community. This is a free program for all eligible income families. The Program runs Monday through Thursday 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. We offer homework help and tutoring along with Music, Science, Art, Games & Activities. The Program runs on the same schedule as the Worcester Public School Year.


Dismas House

30 Richards Street
Worcester, MA 01603
Telephone: (508) 799-9389

Office hours:
Monday through Friday, from 11:00 am–7:00 pm

Transitional Housing

Services:
This half way home has been serving the Worcester Community for over 25 years. They assist former offenders in the rehabilitation process.  Clients must be sober and have no record of sex offenders or arson.  There is a minimum 90 day commitment to participate in the program. In order to gain access to the services provided by Dismas House, potential clients must access the application found online.

http://dismashouse.org/about-us/apply/


Channing House (Advocates)

21 Catherine Street
Worcester, MA 01605   

Telephone: (508) 755-8088

Office hours:
24 hours a day, every day of the year

 Transitional Housing Programs

Services: 
The Channing House is a half-way house that focuses on the rehabilitation of clients with substance abuse and mental health issues.  They offer long term and short term treatment.

Click here for more information (http://treatment-facilities.findthebest.com/l/16931/Channing-House)

Substance Abuse

Services:
Channing House is a treatment center in Worcester, Massachusetts that focuses on mental health and substance abuse services by providing substance abuse treatment and halfway house services. The programs offered are designed for men and DUI / DWI offenders.

Payment forms including self payment are accepted.


Worcester Triage and Assessment Center (SMOC)

701 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 872-4853 (SMOC)

 Shelter

Services:
The Worcester Triage and Assessment Center (SMOC) help people in crisis, with or without substance abuse problems. SMOC also provides other housing services. Must call to learn about emergency housing.

 

 


St. Francis & St. Therese Catholic Worker House Hospitality

52 Mason Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 753-3588

Emergency Services: Housing

Hours:
Volunteers are there to assist you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Services:
They provide housing for emergency shelter in addition to two meals a day and laundry twice a week.   The program is available from anywhere between two and three weeks. Must be sober.

Maps and directions (https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=%7B52+Mason+Street,+Worcester,+MA+01610%7D&t=m&z=16)

 


Veterans Inc.

69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: (800)482-2565

Food Pantry:

Services:

Food distribution on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 10:00 am–2:00 pm. Veteran Identification is required.

 

Veterans Inc. 

Office hours:
open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Services:
The Veterans Inc. is the largest provider of services to veterans and their families in New England. They are work hard to assist veterans using a clinical case management approach which allows them to assist veterans in job training and employment, health and wellness and legal advice. They also run a homeless shelter. You must be veteran to apply.

Log onto their website for resources like the Resident Application (Hyperlink:  http://www.veteransinc.org/contact-us/)

Get a Google map for this location (Hyperlink: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=69+Grove+Street,+Worcester,+MA&hl=en&sll=42.036922,-71.683501&sspn=3.49224,4.938354&oq=69+Grove+Street+worc&hnear=69+Grove+St,+Worcester,+Massachusetts+01605&t=m&z=17)

Veterans and Their Families

Services:
Operates a dry emergency shelter and many other supportive services for veterans including nutritional aid, counseling, referrals, relapse prevention groups, work therapy, medical help, education, and legal aid. Other services available such as family support.

 

 


Crozier House

10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 798-0191

 

Emergency Services: Housing

Office hours: 
Open 24 hours a day, every day of the year

Services:
The Cozier House is a rehab center focusing on alcohol and substance abuse issues.  They provide long term sober living treatments.  While in the program participants must work or volunteer.There are special groups and programs for men. No special language services are available. Payment assistance is offered on a case by case basis. For more information on these services, must call (508) 797-6727.

Eligibility:
Adult males, 18 years of age or older. Must work or do volunteer service while in program. Most clients have a referral from a detoxification program.

Substance Abuse 

Services:
Substance abuse treatment available.


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