Partner Organizations

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Corporation
An organization of directors and community members that coordinates an annual appeal to Cambridge residents

University Lutheran Church
The Harvard Square church which provides us with space, volunteers during breaks, and building support

Phillips Brooks House Association
The umbrella public service group at Harvard, which provides us with support coordinating our operations, policies, and finances

In-Kind Donations

An incredible community of donors supports the work we do. These individuals and groups include:

Every Friday and Sunday night, Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School students from the group “Club Four” come in to cook a fresh, nutritious dinner.

On a typical night, we normally serve dinner given to us via Food for Free.

In addition, we receive food donations from the Harvard Square locations of Café Gato RojoDarwin’s, Market in the SquarePeet’s CoffeeSalt & Olive, and Wholefoods. Also, Dickson Bros supplies us with various goods.

Financial Support

Many local groups generously hold fundraisers on our behalf, including Border Cafe, Challah for Hunger at Harvard Hillel, Google’s Cambridge officeMemorial Church, and Peet’s Coffee.

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