Woods-Mullen Shelter
794 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Telephone: 617-534-7100 - Fax: 617-534-9599
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Woods Mullen Shelter is an emergency shelter located in the South End of Boston at the corner of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue, near the Boston Medical Center. Woods Mullen Shelter provides food, emergency clothing, health care and case management services for anyone who is in need. Shelter guests are welcome to stay as long as needed and are strongly encouraged to take advantage of a wide range of services and programs designed to help transition back to the community. Services include meals, toiletries, emergency clothing, small storage lockers, medical and mental health care and individual case management.

Woods-Mullen Shelter has 190 beds available, 66 for women. Beds are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. In the winter months, overflow beds are available for 40 men and 12 women.

The Richard Weintraub Center at Woods-Mullen Shelter: The Richard Weintraub Day Center is located in the lobby of Woods-Mullen Shelter. Case management and mental health services are on-site daily from 8am-3pm. In the center, there are six chair-beds. These chair-beds are available 24 hours a day in a semi-private area. Community organizations also use the center to offer services and outreach to shelter guests.

For more information, call (617) 534-7100.

Service hours:

Tickets are given out on a first come first serve basis beginning at 4pm.

Requirements / Restrictions:

Must be 18 years or older.


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