Neighbors in Need - Resources for Unhoused Persons

In March of 2021 the Brookline Police Department Community Service Division initiated the creation of a task force aimed at helping unhoused residents and those experiencing homelessness in Brookline. The Police Department solicited involvement from various Town Departments and interested stakeholders. Ultimately the Task Force ended up being comprised of members from the Police Department, Highway Department, Brookline Community Center, Select Board, Health Department, Brookline Housing Authority, Office of Veterans Affairs, Brookline Library and other stakeholders.

Please see the below chart for a list of local resources we have compiled. Or, you can follow this link for more information and resources.


Daytime Services and Meals

City of Boston Office of Food AccessFood Resource MapsCity of Boston Office of Food Access website
St. Francis HouseMeals, Daytime Shelter and Resources39 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116617-542-4211
Boston Warm Day Center, Emmanuel ChurchDay Center and Meals. Mon-Fri 9a-1p. (Sep-May)15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Boston Warm Day Center, Old South ChurchDay Center and Meals 

Thurs 9a-2p. (Jun-Aug)645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Rosie's PlaceMeals and Services (Women)889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118617-442-9322
Cardinal Medeiros Day ProgramDay Shelter and Meals. Mon-Fri. 8a-3p (Age 45+)1960 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02118617-619-6960
Women's Lunch PlaceMeals, Toiletries, Showers, Laundry, Clothes and Day Center (Women)67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116617-267-0200
Bridge Over Troubled WatersDrop-in Day Center with Meals, Shower, Lockers, Laundry and Case Management. (Ages 14-24)47 West Street, Boston, MA 02111617-423-9575
Boston Health Care for the HomelessMedical Services

Mon-Fri 7a-4p.Jean Yawkey Place

780 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118857-654-1600

Daytime services and meals for unhoused people

Outreach Services

NamePhone Number
DMH Homeless Outreach Team617-626-8610
Brookline Parks and Open Space Division617-879-5650
Pine Street Inn (Daytime)617-892-7961
Pine Street Inn (Nighttime)1-866-633-0170
Outreach Services

For Veterans

New England Center and Home for VeteransShelter, Housing, Meals, and Services17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108617-371-1800
City of Boston Veterans ServicesServices and Resource Connections43 Hawkins Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02114617-241-8387
US Department of Veterans AffairsServices and Resource Connections150 S. Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130617-232-9500
Pine Street InnHousing and Services444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118617-892-9100
Project PlaceCase Management and Resource Connections1145 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118617-542-3740
Services for Veterans

For Families

Massachusetts Emergency Family ShelterOvernight Shelter (Families)Must Call for Assistance1-866-584-0653
Family Aid BostonHomelessness Prevention and Other Family Services3815 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02130617-542-7286
Home for Little WanderersHousing and Services for Families and Youth10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135
Services for Families

Overnight Emergency Shelters

Southampton ShelterOvernight Shelter (Men)112 Southampton Street, Boston, MA 02118617-534-5395
Pine Street Inn Men's InnOvernight Shelter (Men)444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118617-892-9100
Pine Street Inn Women's InnOvernight Shelter (Women)363 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118617-892-9100
Boston Night CenterOvernight Drop-In Shelter (Men and Women)31 Bowker Street, Boston, MA 02114617-788-1001
New England Center and home for VeteransOvernight Shelter (Veterans)17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108617-371-1800
Bridge Over Troubled WatersOvernight Shelter (Ages 14-24)47 West Street, Boston, MA 02111617-423-9575
Y2YOvernight Shelter (Ages 18-24)1 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Middle Entrance)617-864-0795

Brookline Police Department Liaisons for People Experiencing Homelessness and Unhoused Residents:

(These phone numbers and email addresses are not monitored 24/7. If an immediate response is needed please dial 911 or the non-emergency line at 617-730-2222)

Officer Tim Stephenson

Officer Nicholas Goon