CASPAR, Inc. Emergency Service Center
240 Albany Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Telephone: 617-661-0600 - Fax: 617-492-3939
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CASPARís Emergency Service Center (ESC) is one of three shelters in Massachusetts that accept homeless people who are actively using alcohol and drugs. At the ESC clients receive medical and mental health care, nutritional food, personal hygiene supplies, clean clothes, counseling, case management, and employment, housing, and treatment referrals in an environment that is welcoming and safe. The ESC provides a 24-hour shelter, 365 days a year to residents of Cambridge and Somerville.

Requirements / Restrictions:

For residents of Cambridge or Somerville.

May be eligible if resident of Cambridge or Somerville before incarceration.

Services meant for people that struggle with substance abuse addiction.

Waiting time:

First come, first served basis


English, Spanish


Bus #1, Albany Street stop.

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(Categories for this entry: Shelters, Substance Abuse, Physical and Mental Health)

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