Shelter & Domestic Violence Resources

By Transition House, Inc.

Our shelter and programs serve individuals or families looking for help regarding domestic violence through support, health, advocacy, education, and resources.

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This is an ongoing program.
Every day.

Ages: Young Adult to Senior Adult.

We serve adults age 18+.


Transition House
Emergency Hotline Number

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Please visit us online or contact us directly.



  • In-person only.

Transition House Shelter

136 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Cambridgeport and Riverside

Additional information

Transition House is a leader in the field addressing domestic violence intervention and prevention. We serve people of all ages and backgrounds as we work toward social equity and system change to end the perpetuation of gender based violence. With deep roots in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over 40 years, our model advances cross-sector partnerships so that ending violence is embraced as a shared responsibility and an ongoing priority.

Emergency Shelter
Our Emergency Shelter serves 9 families at a time and offers a caring, trauma-informed community and on-site clinical support with 24/7 staffing. The Shelter is a converted home where all residents share a fully ADA accessible common kitchen, 4 common baths, and indoor and outdoor play spaces. The shelter is open and operating at capacity and the 24/7 hotline is operating as normal. DV only increases when people are quarantined and isolated and encourages providers to listen for increases in violence and risk.  Please call 857-777-6724 for crisis intervention and safety planning.

Transitional & Permanent Supported Housing
Our longer term Transitional Housing is designed for individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence and cannot yet access safe, affordable housing. Our Permanent Supported Housing resource is for survivors who also have a disability. In both models, residents live in scattered site apartments and access a range of support services as they become increasingly resilient and economically stable.