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Emergency Shelter & Transitional Support for Families

By Find It Cambridge

In addition to shelter, we offer case management, workshops and trainings, supplemental resources, seasonal support, and more to 126 families in shelter.

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This is an ongoing program.
Every day.
All day

As of Monday, March 16, 2020 Hildebrand was operating at regular capacity. Hildebrand started the process to reduce density in its congregate shelters and to set scattered site units for quarantined households.

Ages Young Adult to Senior Adult.

We serve all the immediate members of a family. Hildebrand is a referral only shelter organization, which means families are referred to us through the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Contact

Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Inc.
info@hild-selfhelp.org
617-491-5752

Our Fax number is 617-491-2385

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Hildebrand is a referral only shelter organization, which means families are referred to us through the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the state agency that manages the Emergency Assistance shelter program. To receive emergency assistance from DHCD, you must qualify to be eligible. Please see the Federal Poverty Guidelines and DHCD's Housing Stabilization Notice to see if you qualify. 

For more information, please contact the Division of Housing Stabilization at 617-573-1370, or call toll free at 977-418-3308.

If you are homeless and already receiving Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), please contact your case worker to determine eligibility for Emergency Assistance Family Shelter. Otherwise, please contact your local DTA Office.

Free!

Location

  • In-person only.

Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center

614 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Cambridgeport, Mid Cambridge, Riverside, and The Port

Additional information

Our program is designed to provide respite for families experiencing homelessness. As one of the largest family shelter providers in Massachusetts, in addition to shelter, we offer case management, workshops and trainings, supplemental resources, seasonal support, and more to 126 families.

Hildebrand exclusively accepts families referred by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). They are welcomed with an orientation providing a complete overview of our program, which includes a description of services, expectations, and a list of resources available through Hildebrand and in the family’s new community. We assign a case manager to the family, and we also have stabilization programs to help families work towards self-sufficiency. 

If you are homeless and already receiving Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), please contact your case worker to determine eligibility for Emergency Assistance Family Shelter. Otherwise, please contact your local DTA Office.