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, 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