Somerville Homeless Coalition Incorporated

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Our mission is to provide homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families with individualized supportive services and tailored housing solutions with a goal of obtaining and maintaining affordable housing. The Somerville Homeless Coalition was created by the community’s grassroots response to the social crisis of homelessness in 1985.

Today, SHC transforms lives by providing services, support, and housing to well over 7,500 men, women, and children.

Georgina never thought she would end up at our our adult shelter for over 2 years. In her 50's and homeless, she found it really difficult to find the right apartment that would support her recovery and mental well-being. With an excellent case manager who met Georgina's insecurities head on, Georgina was placed in her forever home in time for the Christmas holidays. On the day she signed her lease, she was too shy for a photo but gave us the thumbs up of approval! " We go at our client's pace, with regular check-ins and an abudance of trust" Maria, Georgina's case manager.

Clients with food and housing insecurity helped each year
Evictions prevented in 2021
Bags of groceries distributed in 2021
provides street homeless clients with food & sanitation supplies
feeds a family/individual by providing a bag of groceries
keeps guests safe overnight at our Adult Shelter


2021 Budget
88%Program Spend
8%Management Spend
4%Fundraising Spend

Volunteering + Events

Volunteer with us!

Whether it is coooking a meal for our adult shelter or volunteering at our food pantry, we would always love your support in helping those in need!

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Join in the event fun!

Fancy running a fall 5K or partaking in our sleep in/sleep out to raise funds and awareness fors street homelessness? Check out our events page

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