First Church Shelter
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 617-661-1873 - Fax: 617-354-4185
Email: - Web site:


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Length of stay varies. The shelter has 14 beds for men and access to two meals, and showers. Storage space is modest.

The shelter also provides guests with assistance in identifying and securing resources to transition out of homelessness. A significant portion of that assistance comes from a partnership between the shelter and Home Start (see listing for Home Start, Inc.). Shelter staff are available to help guests negotiate the frequently difficult and intimidating process of applying for public benefits or subsidized housing.

Service hours:

6pm - 8am

Requirements / Restrictions:

Agency referral only and no walk-ins; no registered sex offenders; must be drug and alcohol free.


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