Solutions at Work

Filed Under: Clothing, Food, Employment
1151 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, ma 02138
Phone: 617-576-0039

Solutions at Work is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness by providing individuals and families with resources and opportunities to strengthen their self-confidence, achieve self-sufficiency, and participate in helping others.


  • Children’s Clothing, Books, and Toys
    • The homeless and low-income parents who participate in their Children’s Clothing Exchange trade their children’s outgrown items for age-appropriate clothing, books, and toys
  • Professional Attire
    • SolutionsWear program provides interview-appropriate clothing and accessories to men and women who are enrolled in area job-training programs
  • Homeless Shelter for men and women
    • Green Street in Cambridge
  • Meals Program *new*
    • For unhoused individuals 5 days a week in Central Square
  • Annual Backpack drive
    • Accepting new or slightly used backpacks for distribution to school children and others
    • To arrange for drop off or pick up of backpacks or other items: please call ahead for an appointment at 617-401-5335 or 617-576-0039 or email



Service hours

Office open by appointment only Tuesday-Thursday 11am-3pm.

Requirements & Restrictions

Masks required


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 December 15, 2021


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