Family Resources

Below are resources for families who are experiencing homelessness in Massachusetts:

Housing Instability
The agencies below can direct you to emergency housing needs.

Department of Transitional Assistance
Department of Housing and Community Development
Domestic Violence Hotline
Family Aid
Metro Housing Boston
Substance Abuse Hotline


Support Services
The agencies and organizations below provide food, emotional support, and other services.

Catholic Charities
Cradles to Crayons
Greater Boston Food Bank
Greater Boston Legal Services
Home for Little Wanderers
Project Hope
Rosie’s Place
Thom Child & Family Services
Tuck Sleep 


Horizons requires a shelter referral to have children placed on our waitlist. Please contact your case worker and ask them to fill out a referral. The agencies below accept vouchers or have income-based contracts available.

Catholic Charities
New Beginnings Academy
Salvation Army
South End Settlements
Summer Camp options from Boston Mamas
Summer Camp options
Timothy Hill Summer camp
Boston Centers for Youth and Families

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