Heading Home Programs


Heading Home

We provide shelter, transitional & permanent housing + support services to extremely low-income homeless/formerly homeless adult individuals & families with children in Cambridge & Greater Boston.

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

If you or someone you know are in need of Heading Home services, we recommend completing the Cambridge Coordinated Access Network application. These applications will place you on waitlists for several organizations. Based on vulnerability, you will be referred to the first agency with an opening at a program for which you meet the requirements. There is a possibility that you may not be placed with Heading Home but may have the opportunity to be housed with many more organizations that may be able to help.


This Program is free!


The program location changes over time.

  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

Contact us at (617) 864-8140 to speak to one of our staff if you have other questions. Our main office is at 186 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.


Dates and Times

This is an ongoing program.

Additional information

Founded in Cambridge in 1974, Heading Home is now one of the largest providers of family shelter in the state of Massachusetts. Our support services include an in-house clinical services department, 1:1 case management, two-year stabilization services, economic mobility coaching, employment readiness/workforce development opportunities, support with housing search and applications, child care, transportation, and more. In 2023, we are projected to support 2,000+ people as they work towards housing and financial independence, with 200+ men and women in Cambridge neighborhoods.

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Last updated May 7, 2024.