Boston Rescue Mission

Filed Under: Faith-Based Organizations, Food, Other Groups, Shelters, Substance Use, Veterans
39 Kingston Street
Boston, ma 02111
Phone: 617-338-9000
Fax: 617-482-6623

Boston Rescue Mission offers a variety of programs and resources that prevent and end homelessness and support the recovery, health, faith, and independence of those who have a history of substance abuse, incarceration, and homelessness. Programs offered include:

Meal Programs:

  • Food Pantry – Every other Wednesday. Located at 39 Kingston Street.
  • Residential Meals – meals served to residents in the Safe & Healthy program (2 meals per day) and the Residential Recovery Program (3 meals per day).
  • Saturday Morning Outreach – Saturday morning meal served on the Boston Common. No matter what the weather is like outside, the team brings food, coffee, water, and fellowship to the hungry.

Safe & Healthy Program: An emergency shelter providing hot meals, showers, and refuge from the street 365 nights per year.

Emergency Overflow Shelter: During the chilly winter months, their emergency shelter hosts people who don’t have a place to sleep. Participants arrive in the evening, are screened for safety, and receive meals, shower facilities, and safe beds out of the cold. Guests leave in the morning, but may return the next evening if needed.

Vocational Development: Job retention and life skills training.

Spiritual Development: All residents have the opportunity to meet with the spiritual development team at the Mission to pursue spiritual growth and development.

Safe Havens Veterans Program: A 10-room short-term transitional housing program for veterans with current substance abuse and mental health issues located in Dorchester, MA. The Safe Haven program targets chronically homeless veterans who have had difficulty with traditional housing programs.

Residential Recovery Program: Residential substance abuse treatment program that includes mental health services, employment assistance, and housing assistance.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Counseling & Day Treatment: Outpatient substance abuse program.

Sober Living: A safe, therapeutic and accountable transitional housing community offering the benefits of an active substance abuse recovery program

Service hours

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year offering residential, shelter and meal programs. Shelter check-in time: 5pm

Requirements & Restrictions

Length of stay is night to night; Storage space: only for those enrolled in programs.

Sober Living program: nominal weekly fee

While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated January 4, 2021


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