Volunteer with us

Join hundreds of college students who are making a difference and working at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. Here you'll find all the tools you need to get informed and involved.

Stay with us

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 between 9:00PM and 9:30PM to enter the lottery for a one-night bed. The lottery will be run between 9:35PM and 9:40PM. People may call back after 9:40PM 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 at this time.

Support us

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.

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.