A Welcoming Space for People Experiencing Homelessness
A Welcoming Space for People Experiencing Homelessness

At HSHS, we strive to ensure our guests a warm and friendly environment where they feel safe, cared for, and respected.

Bed Lottery Info
Bed Lottery Info

HSHS is open. Lotteries for 3-week beds occur on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. To enter, call (888) 285-4038 on between 7:30am and 8am on those days. At 8:10am, results will be announced on our voicemail and posted on our front door.

Many nights, we hold a lottery for 1-night emergency beds. To check if one is occurring and enter, call 888) 285-4038 between 9pm and 9:30pm. Call to ask about results between 9:40pm and 10:30pm, or check our front door.


Stay With Us
We offer two-week, one-night, and extended stay work contract beds throughout the duration of our season – that is, from the evening of November 1st through the morning of April 15th.
Volunteer With Us
Join hundreds of college students and community members who are making a difference and volunteering in different capacities at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter.
Support Us
The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter relies on the generosity of individual donors, alumni, and other friends of HSHS who understand the value of our programming and services.

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter serves the community of individuals experiencing homelessness in Cambridge and Boston. The student staff and volunteer network comprised of students and community members work together to provide guests with shelter, food, security, and a supportive environment of mutual respect. In addition to providing these fundamental needs, we work individually with those who seek our assistance as they strive to attain their own goals and make the transition into independent living. [more]

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