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Emergency Shelters

1. What are emergency shelters?
    • They provide overnight bedding for people who have nowhere else to go.
2. How do I get into a shelter?
    • Research on ( and the Homeless Shelter Directory ( or call us.
    • Families with children should go to their local DTA office to get into a shelter.
    • Call individual shelters to see if they have openings and learn about their intake.
3. Questions to ask when you call:
    • Do you have check-in and check-out times? Am I able to stay during the day?
    • What other services do you offer?
    • What are the rules you need to follow to stay here?
    • How long can I stay?
    • Are there any services that I can only get if I stay here?

Action Emergency Shelter

180 Main St

Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 282-1000

Adults Only


73 Buffum St

Lynn, MA 01902

(339) 883-2296

Adults with Disabilities Only


Gloucester, Salem, & Lynn

(800) 547-1649

Individuals & Families Experiencing Domestic Violence

Lynn Shelter Association

91 Liberty Street

Lynn, MA 01901

(781) 581-6600

Adults & Families with Children

River House

56 River St.

Beverly, MA 01915

(978) 921-1304

Men Only

Seeds of Hope

56 Margin St.

Salem, MA 01970

(978) 744-0500

Adults Only