Homeless Services

Eliot Homeless Services offer a variety of mental health and other supportive services to the unaccompanied, adult, homeless population in the majority of communities across the Commonwealth.

Homeless Outreach

The Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) provides mental health assessment, treatment, advocacy, benefit assistance, DMH referrals, housing assistance and other support services to the adult homeless population. Our Outreach Clinicians and Shelter Specialists provide services directly to homeless individuals residing in emergency shelters throughout Massachusetts.

Aggressive Street Outreach (ASO) serves the unsheltered homeless population. We provide street-based outreach to homeless individuals who live on the streets and rarely or never use shelters. Our staff actively seeks out these individuals to offer tangible items such as food and blankets to build trust while engaging individuals to accept mental health services, benefit assistance, and housing support. ASO also provides rental subsidies and on-site case management services to chronically homeless individuals who are in need of both housing and stabilization services at a rooming house in Lawrence MA.

Homeless Support

The Safe Haven Shelter for Women is a transitional shelter open 24 hours/day for homeless women with severe and persistent mental illness living on the streets in Back Bay, Boston Common, and Downtown Crossing. The shelter provides daytime drop-in services and overnight accommodations for six adult women. The program also offers, nursing assessment, counseling, case management, housing and entitlement linkage, meals, and laundry. Our goal is to assist residents in finding permanent supportive housing.

The Tenancy Preservation Program (TPP) operates within the Northeast Housing Court which includes the cities of Lynn, Salem, Lawrence and Lowell. TPP provides clinical consultation to the court in eviction cases that are entitled to “reasonable accommodations” due to the presence of a mental health or physical disability. Clinicians work with the Housing Court to maintain stable housing by assisting tenants with referrals for treatment and support in order to ameliorate the causes of lease violations.

Bread & Jams provides a supportive environment to the homeless community in Cambridge. Our “day shelter” and drop-in center provides a warm and safe place where homeless adults and youth can access basic hygiene supplies, clothing, blankets, a voice-mail box, and a nutritious meal. Our staff also establishes connections and offers case management and support services to assist individuals in moving toward self-sufficiency. www.breadandjams.org

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For more information contact:

Director, Homeless Services (781) 861-0890