Individual Shelters In Metro West

*Transitional refers to shelters that offer programs to assist people who are ready to move beyond emergency shelter but need additional supportive services to move out of homelessness

Marlboro Shelter Center (SMOC)
57 Mechanic St.
Marlboro, MA 01752
508 481-7847
Capacity: 18 men. 
Length of Stay: Average of 60 days. 
Waiting List: No. 
Services: Work toward finding permanent housing; job resources. 
Restrictions: No females; No 2 or 3 level sex offenders; no one with a serious crime record. 
Referral: SMOC in Framingham; phone number for SMOC is (508) 872-4853. 

Meadows Program (SMOC)
20 Cottage Street
Natick, MA 01760
Capacity: 8 women.
Length of Stay: 6 months.
Services: Spanish, transitional housing, substance abuse treatment and educational and vocational training.
Restrictions: For women who have substance abuse problems and women who had been incarcerated or had prior incarceration.
Referral: through the correctional facility of SMOC in Framingham (508) 872-4853. 

Shadows (SMOC)
25 Central Street
Ashland, MA 01721
(508) 231-8710
Capacity: 10 women.
Length of Stay: 60 days.
Services: Advocacy; counseling; 3 meals a day; clothing; nurse once a week; limited transportation.
Restrictions: Sobriety; 10pm curfew. 
Referral: Self, social service agencies. 

Turning Point
3 Merchant Road
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 875-6429
Capacity: 18 (14 men, 4 women) transitional* beds and 2 EA* beds.
Length of Stay: 60 days, 2 week intervals.
Services: Advocacy; 3 meals/day; handicap accessible; medical care by referral.
Restrictions: Sobriety; 10pm curfew.
Referral: Self.