We offer two-week, one-night, and extended stay work contract beds throughout the duration of our season – that is, from the evening of November 1st through the morning of April 15th. Click here for more information on staying with us.
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The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter relies on the generosity of individual donors, alumni, and other friends of HSHS who understand the value of our programming and services. Please click here to donate.
The Resource Advocacy program provides case-management to our guests to help them connect with social services in the Boston/Cambridge area. We help guests with employment, housing, transport, education, health services and more.
The Street Team is a fully incorporated program of the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, consisting of 28 trained volunteers, that runs from November 1st to April 15th.
Each night, a group of 4 volunteers arrives at the Shelter around 7:45 to prepare sandwiches and pack up other food before going out into Harvard Square to provide individuals with basic amenities such as food, blankets, and socks; distribute information about available resources (i.e. healthcare, job searches, food during the day, etc.); refer individuals to local shelters; and build relationships with people sleeping outside.
At a given time, up to four guests will be a part of this transitional housing program. Those guests receive long-term beds, save money, and actively search for housing. Please click here to submit an application for the 2015-2016 Work Contract program.