At Risk of Losing Housing
Father Bill’s & MainSpring is the lead administrator of the South Shore Continuum of Care (CoC), which is a regional planning body that provides a coordinated response to homelessness. To find out which resources are available to you and which agency can best assist you, click here to visit the South Shore CoC website.
Call 508-586-2348 to find out how we may be able to assist you. Please leave a message and someone will return the call within 48 hours.
If you are an individual facing a housing crisis in the Quincy area, you can receive a range of supportive services at the day center located at Yawkey Housing Resource Center, 39 Broad Street in Quincy.
If you have received an eviction notice or are at risk of losing your apartment, please call our Tenancy Preservation Program (TPP) at the number for your city or county:
- Brockton — 508-930-5951
- Norfolk County — 774-257-0354
- Plymouth County — 508-468-8234
- Cape & Islands — 508-245-8327
- Fall River — 508-208-5906
- Taunton/Attleboro — 781-267-3594
- New Bedford — 508-942-0369
- TPP Management Office — 508-944-9502
Currently Without Housing
If you are an individual in need of emergency shelter for the night, we operate two shelters for adults (no children or minors):
Yawkey Housing Resource Center
39 Broad Street
Quincy, MA 02169
54 North Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Intake begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. daily. For more information, please call our shelter sites.
During the day, individuals without housing can utilize the Yawkey Housing Resource Center (HRC), which offers a health care clinic (operated by Manet Community Health Center), and the HRC also provides access to showers, day lockers, and technology.
We are required to have a referral from the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHDC)/Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) for families to stay within our program (except for emergency situations). To apply for shelter, call 866-584-0653 or locate a DTA office near you here. The following DTA offices have staff that can assist with emergency shelter applications:
- Boston – 2201 Washington Street
- Boston (Roxbury) – Nubian Square
- Brockton – 60 Main Street
- Chelsea – 80 Everett Avenue, 3rd Floor
- Hyannis – 181 North Street
- Lawrence – 280 Merrimack Street
- Lowell – 131 Davidson Street
- New Bedford – 160 West Rodney French Boulevard
- Salem – 45 Congress Street, Suite 1176
- Springfield – 310 State Street
- Worcester – 50 Southwest Cutoff
For health and safety reasons, we are currently not hosting our community lunch program open to the general public.
However, are distributing to-go bagged lunches daily to anyone in our community in need of a meal. At Father Bill’s Place in Quincy, bagged lunches are distributed from Noon to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. At MainSpring House in Brockton, bagged lunches are distributed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at 6 p.m.
We do not operate a food pantry.
If you are a military veteran from our service area, contact our Veterans Program at 508-418-6694 to find out the benefits and services you’re entitled to. Please leave a message and someone will return the call.
Other Resources for Veterans
Department of Veterans’ Services of Massachusetts (DVS) – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a long history of caring for those who served in our military. DVS has many programs funded by the Commonwealth. Each city and town in Massachusetts is required to have a Veteran’s Service Officer, whose job it is to provide resources and assistance to veterans living in their communities. DVS may be able to help veterans who are not eligible for VA services.
- Veteran Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Press 1
- VA’s Homeless Veteran Hotline: 1-877-424-3838
- General VA Assistance Hotline: 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838)
Other Local Resources
South Shore Continuum of Care
If you are a South Shore resident facing a housing crisis, please visit the South Shore CoC’s website at southshorecoc.org to find out what support and resources are available.
Rental & Other Assistance
NeighborWorks Housing Solutions
Brockton Area Multi Services (BAMSI)
Self Help Inc.
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
211 or 877-211-6277
Turning Point (serves residents of Wareham and surrounding towns)