Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS)

Filed Under: Shelters
66 Winthrop Street
University Lutheran Church
Cambridge, ma 02138
Phone: 617-547-2841
Toll-free: 1-888-285-4038


Call between 7:30am and 8:00am to enter the lottery for a 14-night bed at the following toll-free number: 1-888-285-4038.
Call back between 8:05am – 8:30am or 7pm – 9pm to find out if a 14-night bed was received.
Call between 9:00pm – 9:30pm to enter the lottery for a 1-night emergency bed (same night).
Call back after 9:40pm to find out if a 1-night bed was received (must be able to come in by 11:00pm).

Length of stay: Beds are either 14-night or 1-night beds.

Service hours

7:00pm until 8:00am Sunday through Friday, Saturday until 9:00am. HSHS runs between November 1 and April 15.

Requirements & Restrictions

Dry shelter – no drugs, no alcohol


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 November 20, 2018