Community Resource Guide: Men’s Shelters

Bristol Lodge Men’s Shelter
An overnight shelter for men. Either self referral or referral by agency. 3 months on/ 3 months off. The shelter also has resources like counseling, clothing by referral, one meal a day, and storage facilities.

Capacity: 45
Restrictions: Sober men, out of shelter 7:45am-6pm; 7pm curfew
Contact: John Capezzuto & Rick Lattof, Case Managers

27 Lexington Street
Waltham, MA, 02451

The Bristol lodge is a division of Middlesex Human Service Agency, Inc.

The First Church in Cambridge offers shelter nightly for men. Also available are meals, some storage facilities and clothing, referrals for counseling and medical care. The church works with Homestart and doesn't take walk-in guests. Referrals should come from advocates, agencies, other churches etc.

Capacity: 14

Restrictions: Sober
11 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA, 02138
Contact: Jim Stewart
Pilgrim Church Shelter

This is a night shelter for single men. Guests should refer themselves and are expected to leave during the day.

Capacity: 100 +

540 Columbia Rd.
Dorchester, MA, 02125

This is Pine Street Inn's shelter only for men. The guests have access to the resources that are offered by Pine Street Inn: counseling, meals, clothing, medical care, day programs, some transportation, some storage. Guests should refer themselves.

Capacity: 300

444 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA, 02118


Salvation Army Cambridge Shelter

This shelter allows men to stay up to 4 nights at a time with a wait of another 4 days before the next stay. Guests have access to counseling, meals, clothing, medical care, and day programs. Guests should refer themselves.

Capacity: 40 men                                                                        

Restrictions: Sober,
402 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA, 02139


This is a shelter run by SMOC. Guests call in to put their name on a wait list. Guests also have access to meals and medical care by referral.

Capacity: 18 sober, 10 not-sober                                          

Restrictions: Sobriety; 10pm curfew
3 Merchant Rd
Framingham, MA, 01702


Community Shelter Project
Capacity: 18 men
Average length of stay: 60 days
No waiting list. Work toward finding permanent housing, job resources.
Restrictions: men only. No 2nd or 3rd level sex offenders, no serious criminal record.

Referral: SMOC in Framingham 508-872-4853

57 Mechanic St.
Marlboro, MA