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 Somervilleupdated 2019. English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole versions available.
Developed by the Somerville Food Security Coalition with support from the Somerville Community Health Agenda at Cambridge Health Alliance, SomerPromise, and Shape Up Somerville.

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

Dormition of the Virgin Mary 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. 

St. Patrick's Women's Shelter
270 Washington St. Somerville 
(617) 628-3015

Chapel Street Shelter
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