The 5K Walk Home | June 14

MA coalition for homelessness logo

Take a stand against homelessness and walk to end it! Join RTN Federal Credit Union for its 5K Walk Home (rain or shine). All proceeds benefit the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.


When: Sunday, June 14th

Registration: 9:00AM

Walk starts: 10:00AM

Where: Dorchester Park

For more info: Contact Cindy Lepore at clepore@rtn.org or 781.736.9961 >> Read More

Boston Legislative Breakfast: Housing and Homelessness | March 18

flyer for breakfast

Project Hope is putting on a Boston Legislative Breakfast. Please join families overcoming homelessness, shelter providers, and legislators to discuss solutions to family homelessness in Massachusetts and specifically in Boston.


When: Wednesday March 18th


Where: Project Hope

550 Dudley Street, Roxbury

For more info: contact Jamie at jminton@homesforfamilies.org or call her at 6172274188

Walk for Homelessness 2015 | Jan 18

last year's walk for homelessness group

The Boys and Girls Club of Blue Hill is hosting their second annual Walk for Homelessness. Join them as they stand against poverty and homelessness and take steps toward finding homes for those in need. We would like to raise awareness about the impact homelessness has on our community. Some of the proceeds will be donated to the Pine Street Inn.


When: Sunday, January 18th

Where: TBD

To sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/jaZ05BR6bD 

"No Room for Wishing" A one man play | Nov. 3

"No Room for Wishing" a one-man documentary play about Occupy Boston written and performed by Danny Bryck directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

Saturday November 3rd at 8pm
Community Church of Boston
in Copley Square 565 Boylston Street, Boston, MA (2nd floor)

There will be a community gathering with food provided by the Occupy Boston Food Working Group at 6pm. Performance at 8pm. The show runs approximately 90 minutes; a reception with wine will follow the performance. 

Admission is on a sliding scale $5-$25, no one turned away
Blankets and tarps will be accepted for the houseless. >> Read More

Project Place




Project Place is a supportive community that promotes hope and opportunity for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the skills, education and resources to obtain stable employment and housing.


1145 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Hire a Project Place graduate! Email hjassal@projectplace.org

Subscribe to the Project Place newsletter! Email newsletter@projectplace.org

Apply for employment or an internship: http://www.projectplace.org/jobs.html.

Volunteer: http://www.projectplace.org/volunteer.html.

Key Programs Offered: 



The top two floors of Project Place's six-story building are dedicated to GateHouse, 14 studio apartments for homeless individuals who are making transitions in their lives. Residences are permanent, affordable housing in a sober, supportive community. During their stay tenants have the option to utilize Project Place services and programs including our wraparound support services to address barriers in finding and obtaining employment and housing. Tenants have either graduated from a program or are currently enrolled in one, are committed to sobriety and pay one-third of their income for rent.

Betty's Place

Housed in the YWCA's Berkeley Street residence, Betty's Place is a transitional housing program that can accommodate up to 15 women at one time. Residents are provided with Project Place programming and supports while making the transition from the emergency shelter system to independent living. Betty's provides each resident with a room of her own in a safe, clean environment and two meals a day. Residents also receive our wraparound support services to address barriers in finding and obtaining employment and housing. The average length of stay is six months.


HomePlate is a food preparation and services training program. Participants in this program help to operate our pushcart in downtown Boston, fulfill catering requests for corporate and private clients and prepare breakfast and lunch for Project Place clients and staff daily. All food is prepared in our in-house commercial kitchen. Clients in this program are primed to transfer directly into the food service industry and also graduate with comprehensive customer service and money handling skills. They also receive our wraparound support services to address barriers in finding and obtaining employment and housing. 

Wraparound Support Services

All Project Place clients receive the wraparound support services to address the various barriers they may encounter in finding and obtaining employment and housing. A comprehensive, yet personalized approach is utilized with each client to ensure that services meet the individual's needs. These include: Case Management, Career Services, Computer Training, Educational Services, Alumni Services. Read more hereFor more information, contact: Kim Nuttall at 617.542.3740 or knuttall@projectplace.org.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)

This new employment, placement and training program provides tailored services specific to veterans. In addition to traditional case management and support services, clients are assessed for veteran’s benefit eligibility, provided referrals for specific needs and given assistance in obtaining discharge papers (DD214).

Client Assistance Programs

- Danielle Fund: Named to honor the life and memory of Danielle Ontra, this fund was created to support clients and alumni who are making strides to live independently and are committed to their recovery. Clients may apply for funds to alleviate financial burdens up to $500, paid directly to the source (landlord, school, etc.). Included in the application process is identification of the need, developing a budget to manage future expenses and explanation of how compliance of goals aligns with agency mission.

- MicroLoan Fund: A new program of Project Place, our MicroLoan Fund offers small financial loans to assist graduates in overcoming temporary obstacles to successful housing, education and/or employment. In addition, it helps them to develop a positive credit history. A committee comprised of graduates, staff, board and bank representatives, review applications and work with applicants to finalize their request and develop a repayment plan.

- Paul White Empowerment Fund: Established by his family in memory of Paul White, a long time friend and supporter of Project Place. The fund will assist persons served by Project Place to advance their education and/or employment goals. Grants will be given to clients for:

Tuition for GED, certificate or post secondary education
Books or supplies for educational purposes
Clothing for employment interviews
Other education or employment purposes which meet the goal of the fund 


Social Enterprises

Project Place prides itself on the entrepreneurial approach we take to solving social challenges. To help facilitate change in our clients' lives we run three businesses that provide paid employment to those overcoming homelessness. Our businesses also create a revenue stream for the agency that contributes to 20% of our operating budget while providing our clients with the skills and work experience needed to gain employment.

  • Project Pepsi: a vending machine service business.
  • Clean Corners... Bright Hopes: a facilities and outdoor maintenance service.
  • HomePlate: a food services program, operating a pushcart in downtown Boston and offering catering to corporate and private clients. 


Project Place
1145 Washington Street 
Boston, MA 02118
617.542.3740 (p) 
617.542.3860 (f) 

Contact Betty's Place:

Betty's Place 
40 Berkeley Street 
Boston, MA 02116 (p)
617.482.1126 (p)
617.482.7524 (f) 

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

Refuge & Relief Mission


(617) 282-0231

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Tuesday & Wednesday 10am-12pm Thursday 10am-11am


Refuge & Relief Mission
292 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Food Pantry


Horizons for Homeless Children

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

1705 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119


617.553.5500 OR 617.553.5455

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


The mission of Horizons for Homeless Children is to improve the lives of homeless children and their families. We provide homeless children in Massachusetts with the nurturing, stimulation and opportunities for early education and play that all children need to learn and grow in healthy ways.

To improve the lives of the children we serve over the long term, we connect their parents with the tools they need to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency.

We provide leadership in advocating for homeless children and their families through leveraging and sharing our expertise with others and advocating with policy makers and the public.


Schoen Family Community Children's Center
90 Cushing Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

Schoen Family Community Children's Center

Community Meeting Space Available: 


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