Homelessness Ministries

Share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house — Isaiah 58:7

First Church responds to God’s call to minister to the immediate needs of our homeless brothers and sisters, while helping them access resources to improve their long-term economic security.

Fridays 1:00 – 5:00, September through June, the Friday Café is a neighborhood gathering place where housed and unhoused neighbors can mingle and get...

Since 1987, First Church Shelter has provided a basic act of mercy to the poor and homeless of Cambridge and surrounding communities. Each evening 14 men...

Solutions at Work helps homeless people make the transition to self-sufficiency, providing employment counseling and related services related to how to get...

The Outdoor Church is a ministry to homeless men and women in Cambridge. Its mission is to take the church to those who cannot or will not reach it on their...

The First Church Shelter, located in the  basement of our church building, co-funded by First Church in Cambridge and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has served dinner to fourteen guests every night for the last thirty years. The vast majority...

Volunteer signups are underway for the Friday Café! The Friday Café is a weekly community gathering space, where neighbors experiencing homelessness and food insecurity can relax and eat. It’s also a place of encounter, where people can get to...