Women’s Lunch Place

Filed Under: Food, Physical and Mental Health, Shelters, Women
67 Newbury Street
Boston, ma 02116
Phone: 617-267-0200
Fax: 617-267-6803

The Women’s Lunch Place provides a safe, comfortable daytime place, nutritious food and services for women who are homeless or poor, plus an overnight shelter. The services are provided in the spirit of respect and friendship, fostering a community committed to meeting women’s needs as they themselves define them.

Services provided include:

Food: Breakfast from 8am – 10am; Lunch from 12pm – 2pm from Monday to Saturday

Basic necessities: Personal care items, showers, laundry facilities, nap room

Shelter: There are 11 beds available, and the lottery for the beds occurs at 7:15 am M-Sat.

Wellness: On-site morning medical care, cultural outings, arts therapy and celebrations

Resource Center: Resource Center equipped with telephones, internet access, mail, Fax, Xerox, office supplies, and volunteers that can assist with employment. Mon. – Sat. 8:30am – 1:30pm.

Individual Advocacy Program: Issues include but are not limited to: reading room, housing, employment, substance abuse, mental health, custody, immigration, benefits applications, housing stabilization, partner violence, shelter access, mail services, and referrals to legal assistance

Service hours

Shelter: M - Sat: 7am - 2pm, Lottery at 7:15am

Requirements & Restrictions

Anyone that identifies as a woman is welcome and their children (though services are for adult women only).

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 5, 2019