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Two Week Bed: We lottery all 14-night beds. Callers may call in between 7:30am and 8:00am to put their name in the lottery at which point the caller will receive a lottery number. The lottery will be run between 8:00am and 8:05am. People may call back between 8:05am and 8:30am as well as between 7pm and 9pm to find out if their lottery number was picked. Lottery numbers that have been selected (but not names) will also be posted on the shelter door during the day.
To enter the lottery, please call toll-free at 1-888-285-4038.
One Night Bed: When a guest with a reserved two week bed is not able to make it to the shelter that night, their bed is open for others to use as an emergency one night bed. Call in the evening at 9:30PM for a one-night bed.
The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter relies on the generosity of individual donors – alumni and friends of HSHS who understand the value of our programming and services. Support the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, join our alumni network, and stay connected.
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
66 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138