United Homes Shelter


617-282-0456 (Pilgrim Church)


617-825-0189 (Pilgrim Church)


Run by Pilgrim Church, United Homes offers overnight shelter, food, clothing, showers, first-aid, and transitional and other supportive services. United Homes provides evening transportation from Boston to the shelter. Transportation arrives at 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Washington St. and Melina Cass Blvd.; at 6:45 p.m. at the Woods Mullen Shelter located near the Boston Medical Center at Melina Cass Blvd. & Massachusetts Ave.; and at 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. at the Night Center, which is the Pine Street Inn’s night shelter, located in downtown Boston at 31 Bowker Street. Morning transportation to Boston is also provided between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Originally established in 1990 by Positive Lifestyles, it is now under the direction of Government thru Contracts to an Independent Agency unrelated to the Church (this connection began with a recognition that a large number of homeless adults are, in fact, former foster children.)


United Homes Adult Shelter
540 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

Pilgrim Church; Government thru Contracts to an Independent Agency unrelated to the Church

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Pilgrim Church Shelter