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Homeless/Transitional Youth Resources

The Boston HAPPENS Program (HIV Adolescent Provider & Peer Education Network for Services) – Program at Children’s Hospital Boston provides services and support to HIV infected, homeless and at-risk adolescents and young adults, 12-24 years old, in the Metropolitan Boston area. Children’s Hospital, 333 Longwood Avenue, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02115, 617-355-2735

Bridge Over Troubled Waters – If you are between 14-24 years of age, Bridge provides breakfast and lunch, showers, GED classes, job counseling and training, medical checkups and dental, transitional housing, and someone to talk to. If you are a runaway, please call 1-800-RUNAWAY. 47 West Street, Boston, MA 02111, 617-423-9575.

Crittenton Women’s Union – Help for young women and their children in education, housing, and workforce development. One Washington Mall, Boston, MA 02108, 617-259-2900.

Justice Resource Institute – Provides health, residential, and treatment services for youth as well as services for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth. 545 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617-450-0500.

More Than Words Bookstore – More Than Words provides empowering leadership and supportive employment opportunities for youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless, or out of school to prepare them for self-sufficiency as they transition to adulthood. 376 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453, 781-788-0035.

Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline – Provides referrals for free and low-cost food. To find food resources in your community, call the FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333 or TTY 1-800-377-1292.

Youth On Fire Drop-In Center – Offers drop-in space MWF, 12-6pm EST for homeless youth. 1555 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 617-661-2508.