561 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA at Blessed Sacrament Church, Phelan Hall
Shelter Phone: 774-502-9105
Seeds of Hope is a low-barrier shelter funded by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and operated by Open Sky Community Services.
The shelter is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week from December 19, 2022 to March 31, 2023.
The shelter has capacity for 60 people and offers food and shelter and services such as housing navigation, case management, access to medical care, mental health services and substance use treatment, assistance with applications for employment and benefits, and transportation.
Security is provided 24/7 and a Worcester Police Detail is onsite daily from 3 to 11pm.
Download the informational flyer here.
How You Can Help
Brand new men’s and women’s undergarments and socks
Gently used shoes, sneakers, boots and coats
Professional clothing/ ties ( for employment interviews)
Board games, crafts and activities
Online Donation Form (Choose Temporary Winter Shelter from the Gift Designation Drop-Down)
Ryan Johnston, email@example.com Vice-President of Integrated Care
Maydee Morales, firstname.lastname@example.org Shelter Director
Nahani Meuse, email@example.com Shelter Operations Manager
Lorie Martiska, firstname.lastname@example.org (General Inquiries and Press)
Brian Ashmankas, email@example.com (Volunteer Coordinator)
City of Worcester:
City Councilor: Etel Haxhiaj, HaxhiajE@worcesterma.gov
Commissioner of Health and Human Services: Matilde Castiel, MD, CastielM@worcesterma.gov (508) 269-2428