Family Shelters

Housing Assistance operates three family shelters with entry through Department of Housing and Community Development. To apply for family shelter, call the DHCD Remote Assistance line at 866-584-0653 or visit DHCD at the Department of Transitional Assistance, Tuesday and Thursday, 181 North St, Hyannis, MA 02601.

Our fourth shelter, Angel House is a residential rehabilitation treatment program for mothers in recovery and their children. Entry to Angel House is coordinated through the Institute of Health and Recovery 1-866-705-2807.

Carriage House

Carriage House shelter on Old Main Road in North Falmouth has been serving as an emergency shelter for first-time mothers and their children for over 30 years. Here, young mothers learn life skills and parenting while we help them find a permanent residence.

Angel House and Scattered Sites

Angel House in Hyannis is the main home our Scattered Sites shelter program, which can house up to 17 families at one time in apartments that are spread throughout the town. We are fortunate to be able to house most the families at our Angel House property which includes several residential buildings around a common green space with new playgrounds. The location also provides meeting space for support groups and education sessions for our residents. Angel House was first founded by Housing Assistance several decades ago to provide shelter and services from women recovering from substance abuse and their children. In 2021, we transitioned the program into our standard shelter model which is open to all families in need.

The Village at Cataumet

The Village at Cataumet in Bourne houses up to 18 families up to 50 people at a time in a former motel that has been converted into a shelter. Families receive assistance from a case worker as well as support with transportation, housing search, literacy, budgeting and other life skills.