If you are an individual or family seeking immediate shelter, please see the following resources.


Father Bill’s Place Shelter – 38 Broad Street, Quincy (Father Bill’s & MainSpring - FBMS)

MainSpring House Shelter – 54 North Main Street, Brockton (Father Bill’s & MainSpring - FBMS)

Plymouth Task Force to End Homelessness and FBMS Plymouth Housing Office – 1 South Spooner Street, Plymouth, Overnights of Hospitality (seasonal shelter)

Wareham Turning Point - 6 Rogers Ave, Wareham, Nights of Hospitality (seasonal shelter)


Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities formerly known as DHCD, operates CE to emergency shelter and rapid rehousing for families through its Emergency Assistance (EA) offices.

Brockton EA office – Serves as the main access point, with both DHCD and homeless service provider staff coordinating onsite CE assessment and services, including diversion from shelter as an option. Phone and in-person coordination is arranged for the Plymouth EA office.

Coordinated entry for permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless families is available at the following agencies:

Father Bill’s & MainSpring – 460 Belmont St, Brockton and all of its family shelter locations

Old Colony Y – all of its family shelter locations

Friends of the Homeless - South Shore - all of its family shelter locations

NeighborWorks Housing Solutions – family shelter location

Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless – family shelter location

Carolina Hill Shelter – family shelter location

Click here for non-EA shelters throughout Massachusetts