Individual Shelters in Southeastern Massachusetts
*Emergency Assistance (EA) refers to shelters that meet short-term needs (for example one-night accommodations or one-time experiences of homelessness) by providing temporary shelter
P.O. Box 240
North Quincy, MA 02171
Capacity: 240 men.
Length of Stay: No limit.
Services: Spanish, Haitian Creole; advocacy; counseling; 3 meals; medical care; clothing provided; referrals to other services not provided for at the shelter.
Admissions Process: Self-referrals.
Father Bill's Place
38 Broad Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Capacity: 60 men, 25 women.
Length of Stay: No limit if from catchment areas (Avon-Abington-Bridgewater-Brockton-Carver-Easton-East Bridgewater-Halifax-Holbrook-Marion-Mattapoisett-Middleborough-Lakeville-Plymouth-Plympton-Rochester-Stoughton-Wareham-West Bridgewater-Whitman); otherwise, 3 day limit if no ties to catchment areas.
Wait List: First come, first serve; line up starts at 3:30pm and doors close at 6pm.
Services: Counseling; 3 meals a day; limited clothing; medical care; nurse available 5 days a week; transportation available in emergencies.
Restrictions: Clients must be over the age of 18, sober, and adhere to a curfew.
Mainspring House – Brockton Coalition for the Homeless
54 N. Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Capacity: 47 men, 18 women.
Length of Stay: Unlimited if from catchment areas (Avon-Abington-Bridgewater-Brockton-Carver-Easton-East Bridgewater-Halifax-Holbrook-Marion-Mattapoisett-Middleborough-Lakeville-Plymouth-Plympton-Rochester-Stoughton-Wareham-West Bridgewater-Whitman); otherwise, 3 day limit if no ties to catchment areas.
Wait List: First come, first serve; line up begins at 4:00pm and doors close at 6pm.
Services: Substance abuse counseling; 3 meals a day; clothing if available; handicapped accessible.
Restrictions: Must be sober upon entry; must be out by 7am; must be over the age of 18.
Referral: Self; social service agencies.
Sister Rosie's Shelter
60 Eighth Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Capacity: 25 men.
Length of Stay: 90 days; extensions based on case management assessment.
Wait List: No. Calls are accepted from 9 am-5 pm to inquire about an open bed.
Services: Case management; 2 meals a day; clothing; medical care by referral; storage facilities; MA Mental Health Services can be arranged.
Language: Cape Verdean; Spanish; and Portuguese.
Restrictions: Men over 18; must sign-in at 3:30pm to keep bed; exceptions to the sign-in time are based on work obligation, but all exceptions must be pre-approved.
Referral: Self; social service agency.
77 Winter Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Capacity: 60 (numbers vary, around 40 men and 20 women).
Length of Stay: No limit.
Wait list: No, lottery system starts at 4:30 pm. First come, first served.
Services: Advocacy; counseling; 2 meals a day; clothing in emergencies; food pantry available nearby.
Restrictions: Must have resided in Cape Cod resident at least 6 months–proof of residency required; must be over the age of 18; must be in the shelter at 4:30pm and out by 7:30 am; must be able to administer own medications; wet shelter (alcohol permitted but must maintain compliance and cooperation); no level 3 sex offenders accepted.
59 Ingall St.
Taunton, MA 02780
Capacity: 19 total; 14 men, 4 women and 1 EA* cot
Length of Stay: 90 days.
Wait list: No. Must call by 10am to check for available space.
Services: Advocacy; counseling; 2 meals & a snack; nearby soup kitchen; access to a nurse; some clothing; referrals given for other services not provided for in this shelter.
Restrictions: Sober and substance abuse free.