First Church Shelter has provided a basic act of mercy to the poor and homeless of Cambridge and surrounding communities. Each evening 14 men are provided with a safe, comfortable place to stay. Our guests have access to two meals, showers and storage facilites for their belongings.
First Church Shelter also offers guests assistance with identifying and securing the resources they need to move out of homeslessness and into transitional or permanent housing. Much of that assistance comes in the form of referrals to other agencies and service providers, but shelter staff are available to help guests negotiate the frequently difficult and intimidating process of applying for public benefits or subsidized housing.
How to Get Involved
Call (617) 661-1873 to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
First Church Cambridge is located at 11 Garden Street, on the corner of Mason Street and across from Cambridge Common.