Individual Shelters North of Boston (North Shore and Merrimack Valley)

Action Emergency Homeless Shelter
370 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-4125
Capacity: 34 men and women. 26 bed available in winter.
Length of Stay: 1 year. 
Waitlist:  First come, first serve. Sign up at 5pm on location. 
Services: Case management; 2 meals a day; handicap accessible; limited medical care, referrals provided when needed; visiting nurse.
Language: Spanish. 
Restrictions: Sobriety required; 18 years old or older; must be out by 8am and in by 5pm; shelter is only for individuals, no significant others or kids allowed. 
Referral: Self –walk-ins accepted. 

56 Margin Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-0500
Capacity: 24 permanent beds for men, 10 permanent beds for women; Seasonal overflow accommodations offered Nov. 15-April 18; during this time,12 additional beds for men bed and 6 additional beds for women are available.
Length of Stay: No limit. 
Services: Counseling; 3 meals/day; clothing; some Spanish resources; handicapped accessible; nurse clinic available 2/week; doctor available 1/week; day programs; limited transportation; storage facilities.
Restrictions: Sobriety required; ages 18 and older; 8 pm curfew. 
Referral: Self.

91 Winter Street
Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 975-4547
Capacity: 50 (37 Men, 12 Women)
Length of Stay: 30 days
Services: First come first serve, arrive by 5pm to secure a bed; NA meetings (Saturday); 2 meals a day (lunch in-house for people with medical problems); clothing when available;  handicap accessibility; on-site clinic (Tuesday). 
Language: Spanish. 
Restrictions: Ages 18 and older; must be in by 9 pm an out by 7:15 am; 1 bag limit; no drugs are not allowed on the property.
Referral: Self.

Emmaus Inc.
127 How St.
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 241-3400
Capacity: 34 men and women.
Length of Stay: extensions granted based on case management..
Services: Counseling; 2 meals a day; some Spanish; handicapped accessible; access to a visiting nurse; advocacy.
Restrictions: Must be in by 5:30 pm and out by 9:30 am; everyone is checked for drugs and alcohol at door, neither are permitted on grounds; must be complaint and composed.
Referral: Self (arrive by 5pm to sign up); hospitals.

Lynn Emergency Shelter
100 Willow Street
Lynn, MA 01901
(781) 581-6600
Length of Stay: 90 days. 
Services: Transitional program, case management, mental health counseling, women’s group
Restriction: 4 pm to 8 am Mon-Fri, 24 hours on weekends.