Directory of Resources for Homeless Persons
The Cambridge Continuum of Care offers numerous programs and resources to help persons experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. A comprehensive listing with key information and advice is found in our Directory of Resources for People Homeless in Cambridge. The CoC has also made available two quick-reference sheets displaying shelters and community meals available to our homeless neighbors.
Providers: Do you have an update to the information on your program/service that’s listed in our Directory of Resources? Please let us know!
Resources During Extreme Winter Weather
Cambridge has a network of homeless service providers, faith-based partners, and public services that coordinate efforts during extreme weather conditions. Winter storms and extreme temperatures pose a severe risk to the safety and health of people remaining outdoors. If you see someone on the street and are concerned about them, please contact the FirstStep Street Outreach team at 617-864-0795, or call 911 if it is a medical emergency.
View the 2016-17 Cambridge Winter Plan or the quick Winter Sheet.
Cambridge MultiService Center
The Cambridge Multi-Service Center provides a range of services for persons experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Cambridge. The Multi-Service Center is located at 362 Green Street in Central Square and has walk-in hours from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 617-349-6340
Cambridge Somerville Emergency Services Program
24-hour behavioral health crisis assessment, intervention and stabilization services response to adults and youth in need of psychiatric crisis intervention. 800-981-4357
Mass 211 is a 24/7 call center to connect callers to health and human services in the local area. If you are seeking help outside of business hours, dial 211 or 877-211-MASS (6277).
Resource Guide for Homeless Women
Homeless Students’ Rights
Map of Community Meals and Food Pantries
Map of Emergency Shelters
Metro Boston Housing Partnership Apartment Listings
Fair Market Rent Database (HUD)