Housing & Supportive Services

Tanner Residence

YWCA Cambridge offers 103 individual units of quality, safe, single room occupancy (SRO) housing for women who need a supportive environment where they can live and grow. Each room is furnished with a single bed, desk and chair, dresser, and a night stand. Shared bathrooms are located on every floor. Four shared kitchens are located throughout the building.

Renae's Place for Homeless Families

YWCA Cambridge's Renae’s Place for Homeless Families offers a warm, stable environment for 10 homeless families at a time and offers support while these families build sustainable lives. Each family works with our case manager to assess where they are, set goals, and create steps toward achieving them.
Horizons for Homeless Children hosts a play space each night of the week in our shelter to give parents a chance to work on job applications, resume building, case management, and other tasks.
Please see the shelters for women below including their hours and phone number below. We hope the information provided below is helpful in your search. Although you are looking for a fast result, we still encourage you to put your name on the Cambridge Housing Authority SRO waiting list here: https://cambridge-housing.org/applicants/.


Shelter  Phone Number Address Hours
Rosie's Place 617-442-9322 889 Harrison Ave

Boston, MA 02118

Pine St. Inn 617-892-9100 444 Harrison Ave

Boston, MA 02118

St. Patrick's Shelter 617-628-3015 270 Washington Street Somerville, MA 02143 9am-5pm
Shelter Inc. 617-547-1885 109 School Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

Closes at 6pm
St. Francis House 617-542-4211 or


39 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

6:30am- 3pm
Project Place 617-482-1126 40 Berkeley Street Boston, MA 02116 9am-5pm
Boston Rescue Mission 617-338-9000 39 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02111 24/7
The Women's Lunch Place 617-267-1722 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 Mon-Sat 7am -2pm

Sun closed

Cambridge Warming Center  857-292-1870 806 Massachusetts Ave

Cambridge, MA 02139

Transition House 617-661-7203 (hotline)

617-868-1650 (office)


Note: For any mental health or substance use crisis, the Emergency Services Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention (ESP/MCI) program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Anyone may call for assistance. Call toll-free at 1 (877) 382-1609.