Somerville Homeless Coalition
The Somerville Homeless Coalition is a private nonprofit organization tackling homelessness and hunger in Somerville and the surrounding communities. Started in 1985 as a community response to homelessness following the extension of the MBTA Red Line to Davis Square, the coalition first began with a six-bed shelter at a College Avenue church. More thana quarter century later, the Somerville Homeless Coalition has grown from six to 16 shelter beds, teamed up with one of the oldest food pantries in New England — Project SOUP — and now provides subsidized housing, case management and other services to more than 250 families and individuals. The coalition also hosts several charity events each year, including a 5K road race and a dinner in April.
- Fax: 617-776-7165
- Hours: Case Management and Administrative Office: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm; Sat, Sun, closed
- Handicap Accessible: Entrance is level with street with elevator access to office
- Founding Date: January 01, 1985
- What makes this community special?: "It feels like a community and people really do care about helping others."
- Parking: On-street: free, On-street: metered
- Scope: Local
- Type: Homelessness and housing, Hunger