Shelter & Scattered Sites Program

Friendly House Shelter has been serving homeless families for over 20 years.

The Friendly House Shelter & Scattered Sites Program is a temporary emergency shelter program providing short-term housing, extensive housing search and services to help families to become self-sufficient. We serve families with children and expectant parents who are homeless. Most of the families we serve are supported with funding from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and families must be referred directly by them.  We also have rooms for homeless families in the community who do not meet the eligibility criteria of the DHCD.

Our program offers many services that will assist families in achieving their goal of being self-sufficient.

Emergency Shelter Services

  • 24-hour staffing
  • Housing Search
  • Case Management
  • Life Skill Training
  • Parenting Support
  • Advocacy

How You Can Help

There are a variety of ways in which individuals or organizations can help, including volunteering your time and/or donating needed supplies.  Cash and In-Kind donations are appreciated.  All donations are tax-deductible.


We welcome and encourage volunteers to get involved at our shelter.  For volunteer opportunities, please contact Maria Dejesus 508-792-1799. 

Items Needed

    • Linen and pillows
    • Cleaning Supplies
    • Baby Items – Playpens, diapers, formula, etc..
    • Bus Tickets – Prepaid tickets for the WRTA
    • Tickets or Passes – For Movie Theaters, Local Museums, etc…
    • New or gently used household items (pots, pans, utensils, dishes, fans, dehumidifiers)
    • Blankets

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