Women's Lunch Place
67 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Telephone: Admin: 617-449-7196 -or- Shelter: 617-267-0200 - Fax: 617-267-6803
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Resource Center Coordinator


The Women's Lunch Place provides a safe, comfortable daytime place, nutritious food and services for women who are homeless or poor. The services are provided in the spirit of respect and friendship, fostering a community committed to meeting women's needs as they themselves define them.

Services provided include:

Food: Breakfast from 8am - 10am; Lunch from 12pm - 2pm from Monday to Saturday

Basic necessities: Personal care items, showers, laundry facilities, nap room

There are 11 beds available, and the lottery for the beds occurs at 7:15 am M-Sat.

Wellness: On-site morning medical care, yoga, cultural outings, arts therapy and celebrations

Resource Center: Resource Center equipped with telephones, internet access, mail, Fax, Xerox, office supplies, and volunteers that can assist with employment

Individual Advocacy Program: Issues include but are not limited to: housing, employment, substance abuse, mental health, custody, immigration, benefits applications, housing stabilization, partner violence, shelter access and referrals to legal assistance

Service hours:

Shelter: M - Sat: 7am - 2pm, Lottery at 7:15am

Requirements / Restrictions:

Anyone that identifies as a woman is welcome and their children (though services are for adult women only).


Green line: Arlington; Orange line: Back Bay. Women's Lunch Place is located in the basement of the Church of the Covenant, at the corner of Newbury and Berkeley Street.

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

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