The Homeless Services Bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission operates two emergency shelters: Woods-Mullen Shelter and Southampton Street Shelter. Both shelters operate 24 hours a day 365 days a year and provide guests with a bed, linens, showers, three meals, case managers, and a number of community and housing resources to move beyond shelter to stable housing. Beds are given out daily on a first-come, first-served basis.
Woods Mullen Shelter
The Woods Mullen Shelter is located at 794 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston's South End and serves women ages 18 years or older.
Southampton Street Shelter
The Southampton Street Shelter is located at 112 Southampton Street in the Newmarket district of the South End and serves men ages 18 years or older.