St. Ambrose Family Shelter

St. Ambrose Family Shelter, a residential services site of Catholic Charities, is a homeless shelter located in the Field's Corner section of Dorchester. Our goal is to provide shelter, support and hope for homeless families in transition. Since opening our doors in 1989, we have been home to almost 2,000 people. Our services include, but are not limited to:

Most resident children attend Boston Public Schools in order to maintain a sense of continuity and stability in their lives. Volunteers from Horizons for Homeless Children serve as mentors, engaging children in homework, study groups, guided activities and play time. Supportive services such as counseling are provided to families on an as needed basis so they can concentrate on locating housing and becoming self-sufficient. Residents meet weekly with the Family Advocate to help them stay focused and organized, as well as with a Housing Advocate and Stabilization Advocate as required. Former residents may also use the many other services provided by Catholic Charities, including Basic Needs Services such as food and utility assistance, child care, and education and training.

For more information, call (617) 288-7675.

If you are interested in becoming a regular volunteer at St. Ambrose contact Horizons for Homeless Children.

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