Boston Rescue Mission

39 Kingston Street
Boston MA 02111
P.O Box 120069 Boston MA 02112

Phone: (617) 338-9000


Since 1899 the Boston Rescue Mission has been helping the poor and homeless of Boston. The organization provides a variety of services including:

Residential Recovery Program- This detox shelter program provides men and women with a safe and therapeutic environment in which they can address their substance abuse issues. Required: a referral by a licensed detoxification program. Case managers and training sessions provide program members with substance abuse treatment, mental health services, anger management treatment, employment assistance, job training, housing assistance, and financial management assistance. In addition, program members participate in classes on living independently, repairing broken relationships, and improving social skills. The goal of these sessions is to build program member self-esteem and equip them with the tools and skills they need to achieve permanent self-sufficiency.

Shelter – The BRM’s “Safe & Healthy” program members receive a nightly meal, bathroom and shower facilities, and breakfast before departing in the morning. Members also may speak with a case manager who may suggest further recovery programs, depending on the individual’s needs.

Food Pantry – The food pantry program provided over 27,000 meals last year to individuals and families in the city of Boston. Program participants must present a picture I.D., rent receipt, utility bill, and be a resident of the city of Boston to be eligible for the food pantry program.

Meal Program – The Three O’clock meal is open to anyone who is hungry. Typically, between fifty to one hundred people come to the Mission to enjoy this afternoon meal.