Emergency Services

Housing is a basic human need. When an individual or family doesn't have housing, their health and well-being are at risk. At Father Bill's & MainSpring (FBMS), we work on the frontlines to make sure nobody in our community is forced to sleep outside and that nobody goes hungry.

Although our ultimate goal is to end homelessness, and not just manage it, we will always remain committed to providing emergency housing services to our most vulnerable neighbors.

Emergency Services

Emergency Services

Emergency Services

Yawkey HRC exterior October 2023 (Dellbrook Photo)

Yawkey Housing Resource Center, Quincy

Emergency shelter serving individual adults, ages 18+.

In November 2023, our shelter operation in Quincy moved across Broad Street to the new Yawkey Housing Resource Center.

In addition to an overnight shelter, the Yawkey Housing Resource Center includes an innovative day center and 30 units of permanent supportive housing.

MainSpring House

MainSpring House, Brockton

Emergency shelter serving individual adults, ages 18+.

Our shelter operation in Brockton will relocate to the new Housing Resource Center in Brockton when it's completed, expected in 2024.

There will be no interruption of services at MainSpring House during the transition to the new location.

Plymouth Seasonal Shelter

Plymouth Seasonal Shelter

Seasonal shelter operated in winter months in collaboration with Plymouth Taskforce to End Homelessness. Operates out of several churches.

Evelyn House

Family Shelter

We also operate more than 130 emergency shelter units for families experiencing homelessness, including three congregate sites (Evelyn House in Stoughton, Conway House in Middleboro, and a congregate location in Brockton) plus more than 100 scattered site units. All family shelter placements are referred to FBMS by the state’s Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC)/Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA).