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The Schrafft Center
529 Main Street, Suite 100
Charlestown, MA 02129
Telephone: 617-864-8140 - Fax: 617-864-2541
Email: - Web site:


Heading Home offers a variety of services available to women and families. These include:

Shelters & Emergency Services:

Dorchester and Roxbury Family Shelters: 8 Transitional shelters with capacity for 47 families.

Cambridge Shelter: Emergency shelter with capacity for 21 individuals.

Women’s Drop-In Program: Provides hot meals, clothing, counseling and referrals for women.

Transitional Housing:

Medford Family Life Education Center: Transitional shelter with capacity for 8 single-parent families.

Transitional Apartments: 17 supported single-resident apartments for families receiving support services.

Permanent Housing:

Congregate Housing: Supported permanent housing provided for men and women with shared living spaces in Cambridge.

Scattered-Site Apartments: 21 supported permanent housing units for families located throughout Greater Boston.

Permanent Housing Partnership: Permanent housing and intensive services for individuals with disabilities, provided through partnerships with housing development corporations.

Service hours:

Varies by program

Requirements / Restrictions:

Different programs may have requirements; ask when applying.

Other locations:

Cambridge Shelter

103-109 School St. Cambridge 02139, 617-547-1885


Different programs are at different sites, all of which are accessible by public transportation. Call and ask for directions to specific program.

Administrative Offices (529 Main Street, Charlestown): Orange Line: Sullivan Square

Cambridge Shelter: Red Line: Central Square

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(Categories for this entry: Housing, Shelters, Women, Families)

While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.