Come to a meeting

The Cambridge CoC oversees the Homeless Services Planning Committee (HSPC), which meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Meetings are open to the public, and we welcome participation. Please see our calendar of events for specific dates and location information.

Volunteer for our Point-in-Time Count

Communities are required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct an unsheltered count of people sleeping outdoors – in parks, on the street, or other locations not meant for human habitation. Our CoC coordinates this annual event, including the volunteer teams who go out in the middle of the night – usually in late January.

Volunteers are a critical part of the unsheltered count process. If you are interested in volunteering, please check our website in mid-December for more information on how to sign up.


We often get calls from persons or businesses who have items or resources they’d like to contribute specifically for persons experiencing homelessness. While we – the lead agency for the Cambridge CoC — do not accept donations, most of our partner agencies provide specific information about how to make donations to them directly, often with specific wish list items posted on their websites. Please visit their sites to learn more.

If you have material items that you are looking to donate, the following are a few options:

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ Furniture Bank (furniture and home goods)

Household Goods (furniture and home goods)

Furnishing Hope (furniture and home goods)

AIDS Action Committee’s Boomerangs (clothing, furniture, electronics)

Contact Us

City of Cambridge, Office of Planning & Development
Dept. of Human Service Programs
51 Inman Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Monday: 8:30am – 8pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 8:30am – 5pm
Friday: 8:30am – 12 noon