Scattered Site Family Shelter

Program Description/Services

Scattered Site Family Shelter has 40 units for homeless families. Scattered Sites Family Shelter is generally used for homeless families with severe medical issues, families with older children or many children. Families placed in Scattered Sites are expected to have a high level of self – sufficiency such as being employed, or enrolled in an educational or training program. Program staff assist families in acquiring permanent, affordable housing, as well as medical, education, vocational, and social services.

Eligibility Requirements

Homeless Families must contact their local Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) office to be determined Emergency Assistance Eligible (EA Eligible). The DTA reviews a family's reason for becoming homeless, income, assets, and citizenship. Please refer to the below link to DTA for more information regarding eligibility. Once eligible the local DTA office will refer the family to the SMOC Intake Coordinator whom then interviews and places the family in the next available appropriate shelter opening.

Department of Transitional Assistance Website Link

Contact Information

The office phone is (508) 872-0765

Program Location

Please call the shelter directly for address and directions

Volunteer Opportunities

Scattered Site Family Shelter has occasional volunteer opportunities during different times of the year. People can inquiry about a volunteer opportunity at SMOC by calling the Director of Community Resources at the Framingham Resource Center. The number is (508) 620-2418. Once an opportunity is identify within SMOC, an interview is set up by the component director who will request necessary human resources’ processes such as, a CORI check, and employment authorization check.

Donations Accepted

Scattered Site Family Shelter accepts donations depending on their storage space availability. All donations such as clothing and furniture must be clean and in good condition. Please call before dropping off any donation to make sure they are accepting that item at that time. Items that are always appreciated include diapers, personal hygiene products, gift certificates to grocery stores, department stores and gas stations. Monetary donations are also accepted and appreciated.

Annual Statistics

During the past year, Scattered Site Family Shelter housed a total of 67 families.

South Middlesex Opportunity Council will improve equity, wellness and quality of life for diverse individuals and families by providing advocacy, education, and a wide range of services; building a community of support and inclusion; and creating awareness to combat poverty through partnerships and coalitions with other organizations.