Please visit¬†and select “Harvard Square Homeless Shelter” as the designated location.


You can also mail your donations to:

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Phillips Brooks House
North Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Corporation is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions pay for Shelter-related expenses and are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

More Ways to Donate

We rely on the generosity of others for day-to-day maintenance as well as long-term support. If you are in doubt as to whether or not we are in need of your specific donations, please feel free to call and ask–more often than not we will find a use for it.

Clothing: We maintain a clothing closet for both men and women, as well as a closet of socks and underwear. New clothing, socks and underwear, and shoes as well as used clothing and shoes are always welcome. Large T-shirts are especially needed.

Blankets: In addition to the need for blankets within the shelter, HSHS also routinely gives out blankets upon request at the door.

Food: Any groceries, from cereal to canned food to leftovers from functions, are always welcome.

For in-kind donations, please email us.

We thank you for your generous support!


Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
66 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


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.