794 Mass Ave.
Phone: (617) 534-7100
The Homeless Services Bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission operates two emergency shelters, Woods-Mullen Shelter and Long Island Shelter.
The following are provided to guests at both shelters:
The Woods-Mullen Shelter aims to offer a welcoming setting to guests. The shelter serves adults ages 18 years or older 365 days a year. Woods-Mullen Shelter is an emergency shelter located at 794 Massachusetts Avenue in the South End at the corner of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue. It is open 24 hours a day year-round. Woods-Mullen Shelter has 190 beds available, 66 for women. Beds are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. In the Winter months, overflow beds are available for 40 men and 12 women.
The Richard Weintraub Day Center at Woods-Mullen Shelter
The Richard Weintraub Day Center is located in the lobby of Woods-Mullen Shelter. It opened in 2009 to serve as a day shelter for homeless men and women. Case management and mental health services are on-site daily (8am to 3pm). In the center, there are six chair-beds for the Housing First Program Initiative, “High-utilizers of Emergency Services” (HUES). These chair-beds are available 24hours a day in a semi-private area. Community organizations also use the center to offer services and outreach to shelter guests.