Phone: (617) 534-6100
The Homeless Services Bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission operates two emergency shelters, Woods-Mullen Shelter and Long Island Shelter.
Update: As of October, 2014, the Long Island Shelter has been closed indefinitely, due to structural problems with the Long Island Bridge.
The following are provided to guests at both shelters:
The Long Island Shelter on Long Island in the Boston Harbor. Long Island Shelter aims to offer a welcoming setting to guests. The shelter serves adults ages 18 years or older 365 days a year. Long Island Shelter has over 400 beds available, 68 for women. Beds are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Transportation goes from the Boston Health Commission intake site at 794 Massachusetts Avenue (Woods-Mullen Shelter) to Long Island every day between 3:00pm and 10:00pm. Every morning, guests are brought back to Woods-Mullen Shelter in Boston. The shelter is open 24 hours a day during the colder months of the year.
For more information, please call (617) 534-6100.