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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 are not comprehensive. If you are a shelter or service provider and would like to add or update your listing, please email us or call 781-595-7570.

Families with Children Under the Age of 21

Unaccompanied Adults and Households Without Children


Unaccompanied Youth and Young Adults


Immigrants


Survivors of Domestic Violence

Survivors of Natural Disasters


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FAMILY SHELTER

Family Emergency Shelter and Programs for Families with Children Under the Age of 21 and Women who are Pregnant
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.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic Violence Emergency Shelters and Resources for Adults and Children Fleeing DV Situations
If you are fleeing domestic violence, you (and your children, if applicable) may be eligible for placement in a domestic violence shelter.

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INDIVIDUAL SHELTER

Individual Emergency Shelter and Programs for Adults and Households Without Children
If you are experiencing homelessness and are an individual or household without a child under the age of 21 in your care, click here for information on how to access an individual shelter.

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YOUTH SHELTER

Youth Emergency Shelters and Programs for Unaccompanied Youth and Young Adults
There are a limited number of shelters targeted to youth and young adults.There are a limited number of shelters targeted to youth and young adults. One of those shelters is Y2Y in Cambridge.

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Survivors of Natural Disasters

If you and your household are experiencing homelessness due to a natural disaster, 
you may be eligible for resources and support from the state and federal governments. Click here to learn more.

Services
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

This is a quick list of online resources with a brief overview and hyperlinks. This list will be updated frequently to highlight more programs.

Resources for Low-Income College Students

https://www.edumed.org/resources/low-income-students/

Student’s Guide to Financial Aid Online:

https://www.edumed.org/financial-aid/

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.

Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) Homelessness Prevention Program

If you are an unaccompanied youth or young adult, you may be eligible for up to $4,000 to help pay for expenses to avoid or exit homelessness through the RAFT program. At least $3 million will be made available for fiscal year 2020 (which ends on June 30, 2020) for households under the expanded definition of family, which includes youth and young adults without dependent children. Learn more.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

HomeBASE Diversion and Rehousing Assistance for Families with Children Under the Age of 21 and Women who are Pregnant

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.

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RAFT – Residential Assistance for Families (Households) in Transition Homelessness Prevention Program

If you and your household are at imminent risk of homelessness, you may be eligible for RAFT.

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RECOVERY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS

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