Emergency Resources

LOCAL RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE IN NEED
 

FOOD ASSISTANCE
 
Elizabeth Peabody House
617-623-5510, 277 Broadway (Grant St. entrance), Somerville
Wednesday 5:15-7 PM; gluten-free option, ID with name on it, 1 visit per individual/month
 
Catholic Charities 
617-625-1920, 270 Washington St, Somerville Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30-4 pm Bring Photo ID and proof of residency (food available for all)
 
Emergency Food Pantry
Somerville Homeless Coalition Offices
1 Davis Square, Somerville
Monday through Friday 9 AM – 5 PM

Food Resource Guide for Somerville
Click on title to link to a guide developed by the Somerville Food Security Coalition
 
COMMUNITY MEALS 
 
Come to the Table: East Somerville Community Meals
Connexion Church, 149 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
Dinner 4th Wednesday of each month, 5:00-7pm
Free meals available to all. Bring container to take home food. Community arts!
 
Project Soup
165 Broadway 
Tues 12PM – 4PM, Wed 9 AM – 3PM, Thur 2PM – 7PM Friday,  9AM – 3PM
 
Salvation Army
402 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Monday-Friday: lunch at noon, dinner at 5 PM; Saturday lunch at 11:30 AM; Sunday lunch at 1:30 PM
 
Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St, Somerville
Dinner 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 4-6 pm
Call for ongoing dates: 617-791-2994 and transportation times
 
Hearty Meals for All
Somerville Community Baptist Church, 31 College Ave, Somerville
Dinner 2nd Friday of each month, 6 - 8 PM
 
Somerville Council on Aging
Seniors only, bring photo ID
• Holland St Center, 167 Holland St, Somerville; (617) 625-6600 x 2300
Lunch Monday-Friday at 11:30 AM; 2nd Monday, LGBT meal, 11:30-1:30pm
• Cross St Center, 165 Broadway, Somerville; (617) 625-6600 x 2335
Lunch Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 12:30 PM
• Ralph & Jenny Center, 9 New Washington St, Somerville; (617) 666-5223
Lunch Monday-Thursday at 11:30 AM
Call for reservation by noon of previous day 

LEGAL SERVICES 
 
Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services (CASLS)
60 Gore Street, Suite 203 Cambridge
617-603-2700 617-494-1757 (TDD)

HEALTH SERVICES 

Cambridge Salvation Army Clinic
402 Mass Ave.
Cambridge
617-547-3400 
 
CASPAR Emergency Services Clinic
240 Albany St.
Cambridge
617-661-0600 
 
Cambridge Health Alliance 
1035 Cambridge Street | Suite 26
Cambridge
617- 806-8781 
 
Healthcare For All
Masshealth enrollments, troubleshooting, accessing eligibility
www.hcfama.org
800-272-4232
 


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES

Respond 
66-70 Union Square #204, Somerville 
617-625-5996 
24-hour hotline: 617-623-5900
 
Safelink Hotline 
877-785-2020 
hearing-impaired: 877-521-2601

SHELTERS 
 
Somerville Homeless Coalition Adult Shelter
Address:  14 Chapel Street, Somerville
Phone: 617-623-2546  Fax: 617-623-3534
This is a “dry” shelter. People may self-refer to the shelter by calling the shelter, 617-623-2546. 
 
St. Patrick's Women's Shelter
270 Washington St. Somerville 
(617) 628-3015
 
Chapel Street Shelte
14 Chapel Street, Somerville
617-623-2546
 
CASPAR  The Emergency Service Center & FirstStep Street Outreach Program
240 Albany Street, Cambridge
Jason Ramirez, Interim Director
jramirez@baycove.org
Emergency Service Center: 617-661-0600 
 
DTA – Department of Transitional Assistance
80 Everett Ave, Chelsea MA
Emergency assistance to low-income families with children 
 
Salvation Army 
402 Mass Ave, Cambridge
617-547-3400
 
Albany St Shelter (CASPAR)
240 Albany St, Cambridge
617-661-0600
 
AFFORDABLE HOUSING &
SECTION 8  INFORMATION


Somerville Homeless Coalition 
1 Davis Square, Somerville
617-623-6111
 
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership 
125 Lincoln Street, 5th Floor, Boston
617-425-6700/617-425-6648
 
CHILDHOOD AND FAMILY SERVICES

CAAS Head Start 
66-70 Union Square #104, Somerville
617-623-7370
 
Somerville Family Learning Collaborative/Parent Information Center 
42 Prescott Street, Somerville
617-625-6600 x 6966
 
ELDER SERVICES
 
Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services
61 Medford Street, Somerville
617-628-2601
 
Somerville Council on Aging
167 Holland St, Somerville MA
617.625.6600 x2300
OTHER
 
Luciana Quintanilha, LCSW
Social Worker and Family Services Manager, City of Somerville – Department of Health & Human Services - 617-625-6600 x 4319 

Updated 10/30/2017 by LST