United Homes Adult Shelter – Pilgrim Church

Filed Under: Physical and Mental Health, Shelters
540 Columbia Road
Dorchester, ma 02125
Phone: 617-282-0456

This emergency, overnight shelter, run by Pilgrim Church, accommodates 124 chronically homeless men, many of whom are struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues.

United Homes Adult Shelter also offers a 24-hour program. Eligibility for 24-hour program will be determined after face-to-face assessment by Case Manager. Case Management offers progressive program to assist in finding permanent housing. Small specialized re-entry program. Services provided include:

  • Sober Living Program: Up and Out
  • Homeless Services: Homestart and treatment are provided
  • Mental Health: treatment is provided

Whittier Street Veterans Association stops by once a week

Service hours

Check-in: first-time guests at 5pm; Must leave by 7am if not enrolled in program

Requirements & Restrictions

No Level 3 sex offenders or arsonists allowed. Men only, 18 or older. 30 days of sobriety preferred; no drugs/alcohol/paraphernalia allowed on premises.

Length of stay: Indefinite, but only 12 hours/night unless in the 24-hour program.

Storage space: None.


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 February 28, 2018