United Homes Adult Shelter
540 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
Telephone: 617-436-2588 or 617-282-0456


This emergency, overnight shelter, run by Pilgrim Church, accommodates 124 chronically homeless men, many of whom are struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues.

United Homes Adult Shelter also offers a 24-hour program. Eligibility for 24-hour program will be determined after face-to-face assessment by Case Manager. Case Management offers progressive program to assist in finding permanent housing. Small specialized re-entry program.

Services provided include:

Sober Living Program: Up and Out

Homeless Services: HomeStart and treatment are provided

Mental Health: treatment is provided

Whittier Street Veterans Association stops by once a week

Length of stay: Indefinite, but only 12 hours/night unless in the 24-hour program.

Storage space: None.

Service hours:

Check-in: first-time guests at 5pm; Must leave by 7am if not enrolled in program

Requirements / Restrictions:

No Level 3 sex offenders or arsonists allowed. Men only, 18 or older. 30 days of sobriety preferred; no drugs/alcohol/paraphernalia allowed on premises.


No Cost


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

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