HSHS in the News

Students Give Back During Thanksgiving Break
Harvard Crimson, November 28, 2011.

Homeless Artists and Students Redefine the House and Home
Harvard Crimson, November 21, 2011.

In Harvard Square, Student-Led Shelter Offers Beds through the Winter
Spare Change News, November 18, 2011.

The Elite Serve the Homeless at Harvard Shelter
ABC News, February 19, 2011.

Making Change
Harvard Crimson, February 3, 2011.

Volunteering spirit catches fire
Boston Globe, February 1, 2011.

Harvard Students Get Real-Life Lessons By Helping The Homeless
NPR, December 22, 2010.

Panel Pays Tribute to Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Harvard Crimson, November 12, 2010.

Brush with Destitution Fuels a Desire to Succeed
Boston Globe, January 21, 2009

Student Finds Home at Homeless Shelter
Harvard Crimson, January 12, 2009

Student-run haven gives shelter, and a boost, to homeless
Harvard Gazette, December 18, 2008

Students Depart for Holiday
Harvard Crimson, November 26, 2008 (Scroll to 6th paragraph)

Harvard Homeless Shelter Kicks Off Year
Harvard Crimson, 11/13/08

A Dream Transferred, by Akshata Kadagathur and Adam Travis
Harvard Crimson, 4/13/08

Square Shelter Celebrates 25th Birthday
Harvard Crimson, 3/6/08

  • On Wednesday, March 5, 2008, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government hosted a panel discussion of homelessness in Cambridge in observance of the Shelter’s 25th anniversary. Visit the JFK Jr. Forum Video and Podcast Archive and search for keyword “Harvard Sq. Homeless Shelter” to view the event.

Buskers Unite for Homeless Shelter
Cambridge Chronicle, 1/30/08

Stone, Planet Hope distribute clothing: More than 150 coats donated to homeless
Harvard Gazette, 11/09/06

Spotlight: Student-Run Homeless Shelter Marks 20 Years in Harvard Square (PDF)
Harvard in the Community Update, spring 2004

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Offers Refuge
Harvard Gazette, 11/20/03

Beds Beckon at Square Shelter
Harvard Crimson, 11/17/03

New Course Links Service to Academics — includes quotes from an HSHS volunteer
Harvard Gazette, 2/20/03

Student-Run Shelter Reopens for Season
Harvard Crimson, 11/18/02

‘Partnership’ Ensures Shelter’s Future
Harvard Gazette, 1/18/01

Homeless Shelter Holds Re-Opening
Harvard Crimson, 1/12/01

Helping a Student-Run Homeless Shelter
Harvard Gazette, 3/9/00

A Safe Haven in the Square
Harvard Gazette, 11/11/99

Renovated UniLu Shelter Ready to Re-Open
Harvard Crimson, 11/4/99

A Safe Haven
Harvard Gazette, 3/18/99

University Lutheran Homeless Shelter to Undergo Renovations
Harvard University Gazette, 12/17/98

A Place of Shelter: Students provide a home of sorts for those with no home
Harvard University Gazette, 3/7/96

OUR ADDRESS

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
66 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

GET IN TOUCH

We are open from the evening of November 1st to the morning of April 15th. The shelter is open from 7PM to 8AM, except on Saturday mornings when it is open until 9AM.

To enter the bed lottery, call toll-free at 1-888-285-4038 between 7:30AM and 8AM.