Dear friends,

Welcome home! Some of you have been away from the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter for many years, while others were here just yesterday. We welcome you back to a community of dedicated volunteers working tirelessly to run an emergency shelter in the heart of Harvard Square.

Many of you began volunteering at HSHS and have continued to work to end homelessness in our communities. We would love to reconnect, to hear your stories, and to learn from your years of experience as volunteers, former staff directors and supervisors, and community members. On this page, you’ll find concrete ways you can get involved.

(1) Join our alumni community by updating your contact information and sharing a story about your time at the Shelter.

(2) Sign up below to receive news and updates from us electronically.

(3) If you would like to make a donation to support the work we do, please reach out to [email protected]

We thank you for your continued support and all of your help in making the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter a transformative community for our guests and ourselves.

Find Us

Shelter Street Address:
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
66 Winthrop St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

HSHS is open from November 1st through the morning of April 15th. Enter our lottery by calling in toll-free at 1-888-285-4038. For more information about entering our lottery to stay with us, click here.

HSSS is open from June 11th through August 3rd.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Phillips Brooks House
Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617-547-2841