Out of caution for the health and safety of our community, our services will continue virtually until further notice. With the exception of 24-hour facilities, Recovery Center, and Childcare which remain open. WIC continues to serve most Participants remotely and now has limited services available in person by appointment only.

Common Ground Resource Center (CGRC)

Program Description/Services

The CGRC is the hub of SMOC's housing and shelter services for single adults in Metrowest. The CGRC provides a single point of entry into all SMOC's emergency, transitional and sober housing for the targeted population. The CGRC is staffed by an inter-disciplinary team that evaluates all referrals to make the most appropriate placements and coordinates all housing, case management and services for guests and participants in SMOC's continuum of housing and services in Metrowest. The CGRC operates with the goals of homeless prevention, diversion, reduction of shelter stays and stabilization and maximized self-sufficiency.

The CGRC was opened in October 2006 as SMOC launched phase one of our plan to end homelessness for single adults in the region. In November 2007, SMOC issued a report on the first year of operations of the new coordinated and centralized system.

Eligibility Requirements

Single adult men and women over the age of 18 from the following towns: (See Attached List)

Contact Information


Program Location

The Opportunity Center, 7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are coordinated through SMOC's Human Resources Department. Click here

Donations Accepted

Donations accepted include new toiletry items (deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc), twin size bed sheet sets, blankets, bath towels, pots and pans, dishes, utensils. All linen and housewares should be clean and in good condition. Gift cards to support the purchase of basic necessities for clients are always welcome.

Annual Statistics

The CGRC began operations in mid-October 2006. An average of 30 people per week are referred for services through the CGRC.

The CGRC servers an average of 40 new people per week who are seeking shelter or supportive housing services

To improve the quality of life of low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families by advocating for their needs and rights; providing services; educating the community; building a community of support; participating in coalitions with other advocates and searching for new resources and partnerships.