Our Shelter Partners

We are honored to work with our shelter partners and the people they serve:
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Rosie's Place
  • St. Francis House
  • Miracle Mile Ministries
  • Women's Lunch Place
Links to each shelter website, as well as additional information, appear below:

Shelter      Mission Statement
Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Founded in 1970, Bridge Over Troubled Waters offers prevention, intervention and educational services to at-risk and homeless youth

  • Its long-term personal and outpatient substance abuse counseling provides assistance to youth to overcome the pain of past abuse, identify their addictive behaviors and develop strategies. 
  • The organization’s health services provide medical care to youth who experience violence, malnutrition, abuse and unhealthy conditions on the streets. 
  • Its mobile medical van offers assistance to homeless youth. 
  • The organization’s in-house medical clinic provides physical examinations and referral services. 
  • Its dental clinic offers examinations, cleanings and fillings. 

Additionally, it offers counseling, career development and transitional living services. It is located in Boston.

Rosie's Place

Established in 1974, the mission of Rosie’s Place is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for poor and homeless women to maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.

Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, offers emergency and long-term assistance to women who have nowhere else to turn. Rosie’s Place welcomes each guest with respect and unconditional love. Rosie’s Place accepts no government funds, and relies instead on committed volunteers and private supporters to accomplish its effective and innovative work.

We seek to fulfill this mission through the expression of our core values: welcoming; unconditional love; fair and non-judgmental treatment; encouragement; holistic approach; alleviation of suffering; truth; pursuit of social justice; and independence.

Miracle Mile

Emmanuel Gospel Center is restructuring and Starlight Ministries is no longer.  Sara Mitchell, who has been with Starlight Ministries and Boston Share Network, has a new role as Community Chaplin.  She is working with a coalition of churches in Boston's South End to reach people experiencing homelessness and primary and secondary trauma.  What was known as the "Mass Cass" area of Boston is now "Miracle Mile Ministries".  Sara is serving as Point Person who assists the homeless with benefits offered by Boston Share Network, not provided by other agencies.

Boston Share Network is pleased to expand our organization to include "Miracle Mile Ministries" as we continue making a difference in the lives of the homeless and poor.
St. Francis House

Established in 1984, and grounded in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we the staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors of St. Francis House work as a community to provide for the poor and homeless of Boston:

A safe, caring, respectful and dignified refuge in downtown Boston which offers the basic services of food, shelter, clothing, medical care, mental health and substance abuse counseling to all who enter our doors;

Educational and rehabilitative services such as counseling for obtaining employment and housing in order to discover and develop their strengths, talents, interests and goals to reintegrate their lives in the community.

When services are unavailable, St. Francis House will work with the larger community to develop needed resources to serve the poor and homeless in Boston, and participate in the shaping of solutions to the injustices we see.

Women's Lunch PlaceEstablished in 1982, Women’s Lunch Place provides a safe, comfortable daytime shelter, nutritious food, and services for women who are homeless or poor. We treat women with dignity and respect and foster a community committed to meeting each woman’s needs.

Core Values:

  • We believe no individual should have to be hungry or homeless.
  • We meet each woman where she is, and we base and adjust our services according to her needs.
  • We offer our services in a gracious, comfortable and safe environment, offering both physical and emotional sustenance.
  • We create a community of understanding and acceptance among guests, staff, volunteers and board members. 


There are 3 ways you can make a donation to Boston Share Network

1.  Send a check made out to 
     Boston Share Network to:

Boston Share Network
c/o St. Matthews UMC
435 Central St
Acton, MA 01720

2. Use the Donate Button below to make donations via our PayPal Giving Fund page using a Credit/Debit card and have 100% of your donation go to BSN


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Your donation will go toward the most urgent needs of the shelters in the Boston Share Network.