Housing

Housing

Obtaining Shelter Services


 

Staying At The Men’s Inn At Pine Street 

Men seeking emergency shelter for the first time are encouraged to come to the Men’s Inn, located at 444 Harrison Avenue, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. During these hours, an intake specialist can meet with you to assess your needs and help you to find the best options for your situation. Staff are available to assist you in securing permanent housing. 

 

New guests may come to the Men’s Inn at any time. Please speak to the counselors at the front desk. A bed is not guaranteed, though staff will work to find options for you.
 

Contact the Men's Inn at 617.892.9100. 

 

 

Staying At The Women’s Inn At Pine Street

Women seeking emergency shelter may come to the Women’s Inn, located at 363 Albany Street. Beds are assigned daily using a lottery system. To enter the drawing, please arrive at the Women’s Inn by 3 p.m. and speak to the staff at the front desk. Names are drawn for the lottery at 3:30 pm. A bed is not guaranteed, though staff will work to find options for you.

 

Staff are available to assist you in securing permanent housing.  

 

Contact the Women's Inn at 617.892.9100. 

 

 

Staying At The Shattuck Shelter

Men and women seeking emergency shelter may come to the Shattuck Shelter, located 170 Morton Street in Jamaica Plain.  Beds for new guests are assigned daily using a lottery system. To enter the drawing, please arrive by 3:30 pm and speak to the staff at the front desk. Names are drawn for the lottery at 6 pm  in the winter and 7 pm in the summer. For new guests, a bed is not guaranteed, though staff will work to find options for you. Men and women who receive bed assignments may secure the same bed for the following day if they arrive at the shelter during intake hours.
 

Staff are available to assist you in securing a wide range of support services and permanent housing. 
 

Contact Shattuck Shelter at 617.983.0351.

 

 

More Information/Requirements For Potential Guests

  • To be a guest of the Men’s or Women’s Inns, you must be homeless.

    • For individuals traveling and unable to return to their home, please contact Traveler’s Aid.

    • If you are not yet homeless but are at risk of becoming homeless, please contact the Mayor’s Hotline at 617.635.4500.

  • Pine Street’s emergency shelter services are for adult individuals (age 18 and over) only.

  • If your family has become homeless, please contact the Mayor’s Hotline at 617.635.4500.

  • There is no sobriety requirement for emergency shelter, though substances (alcohol and drugs) arenot permitted on the premises.

  • You must be able to provide basic self-care.

  • Small lockers are available. You may store whatever personal possessions you can fit in one small locker.

  • If your situation does not meet these criteria, please see our list of other helpful organizations.