This Program has not been updated in more than a year.

We recommend you try to verify information using the contact information below before making plans.

First Church Shelter

By First Church in Cambridge

Since 1987, First Church Shelter has provided a basic act of mercy to the poor and homeless of Cambridge and surrounding communities.

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This is an ongoing program.
Every day.
All day

Ages: Adults.

Grade 12th grade.


This is a men's-only shelter that requires a referral.


Jim Stewart
First Church Shelter Program Director

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

The Shelter is accessed on a referral-only basis and is not able to accept walk-ins. Please contact us with questions.



  • In-person only.

Newtowne School at First Church

11 Garden Street
(corner of Mason & Garden streets)
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood 9 and West Cambridge

Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

Each evening 14 men are provided with a safe, comfortable place to stay. Our guests have access to two meals, showers and personal storage facilities for their belongings.

As of Monday, March 16, 2020 the shelter is operating at full capacity with no plans to reduce capacity.