Guests at the shelter receive breakfast and dinner. Blankets, basic toiletries (e.g. soap, shampoo, toothpaste), and food are available for guests as well as non-guests at the door.


We maintain a washer and dryer for guest use.


Three computers with internet connection and a printer are available for guest throughout their stay.


If no beds are available at HSHS, staff will make referrals to other area shelters upon request.

Case Management

Our Resource Advocacy program provides case-management to our guests to help them connect with social services in the Boston/Cambridge area. Resource Advocates (RAs) help guests with employment, housing, transport, education, health services and more. RAs are available to work with guests staying at the shelter on most evenings.