Sojourner House was founded in 1981 as the first family shelter in Boston to house both male and female parents as well as children of all ages. Sojourner House is also one of a few handicap accessible shelters in Massachusetts. Since inception, Sojourner House has provided shelter to hundreds of families.
At full capacity, Sojourner House is able to accommodate up to 9 families. Families are referred to the shelter from the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). Every child that enters through the doors of Sojourner House is welcomed with a personalized gift. Sojourner House works very closely with families to identify barriers to securing housing. We connect families to community resources and provide onsite workshops on workforce development, parenting and financial literacy. Sojourner House strives to empower families by not only providing them with permanent housing but by preparing them to become self-sufficient.
Recognizing the need for affordable housing, Sojourner House is able to offer permanent housing with locations in Dorchester, Roxbury and Milton.
In addition to providing shelter for families and permanent housing, Sojourner House also operates a food pantry. The food pantry is open to families of Sojourner House as well as the community.
Sojourner House understands homelessness is part of the problem and there are many contributing factors to being homeless. We strive to work in partnership with families and community partners in order to combat and overcome these obstacles.