Boston Rescue Mission
39 Kingston Street
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: 617-338-9000 - Fax: 617-482-6623
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Boston Rescue Mission offers a variety of programs and resources that prevent and end homelessness and support the recovery, health, faith, and independence of those who have a history of substance abuse, incarceration, and homelessness. Programs offered include:

Meal Programs:

  • Food Pantry - Located at 39 Kingston Street.

  • Residential Meals - meals served to residents in the Safe & Healthy program (2 meals per day) and the Residential Recovery Program (3 meals per day).

  • Community Meals - Weekday 3pm meals open to the public. Sundays 5pm at 39 Kingston Street.

  • Saturday Morning Outreach - Saturday morning meal served on the Boston Common.

Safe & Healthy Program: An emergency shelter providing hot meals, showers, and refuge from the street 365 nights per year.

Vocational Development: Job retention and life skills training.

Spiritual Development: All residents have the opportunity to meet with the spiritual development team at the Mission to pursue spiritual growth and development.

Safe Havens Veterans Program: Assistance to help veterans find permanent housing.

Residential Recovery Program: Residential substance abuse treatment program that includes mental health services, employment assistance, and housing assistance.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Counseling & Day Treatment: Outpatient substance abuse program.

Sober Living: A safe, therapeutic and accountable transitional housing community offering the benefits of an active substance abuse recovery program

Service hours:

Shelter check-in time: 5pm

Requirements / Restrictions:

Length of stay is night to night; Storage space: only for those enrolled in programs.


Sober Living program: nominal weekly fee


T-stop/bus: Silver, Orange, or Red Line: Downtown Crossing

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(Categories for this entry: Faith Based Organizations, Food, Shelters, Substance Abuse, Veterans)

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