Bristol Lodge

Women's Shelter

Tel: 781-894-1225

           (after 4pm only)

Annette Poirier

Program Director

205 Bacon St.,

Waltham, MA 02451

Night shelter for adult women

12-beds for adult women (ages 18 and over) plus wrap-around case management services

Register by telephone

Call us at 781-893-0108, Monday through Friday, starting at 9:00am to request a bed

"Dry" facility

Participants must remain sober and free of intoxicating substances of any type

90-day time limit

90-day maximum stay, plus a 30-day waiting period before readmission


About the program

With 30+ years of continuous operation in the City of Waltham, the Bristol Lodge Women’s Shelter provides temporary, emergency shelter accommodations for 12 homeless adult women.

Upon completion of the intake process, clients are given access to individualized case management services, meant to address and provide referrals for a wide spectrum of topics, including housing, employment, mental health, substance abuse, financial insecurity, nutrition and more.

The Women’s Shelter is a "dry" shelter, meaning that clients may not enter or remain inside the facility if they are intoxicated or under the influence of any substance.  The Women’s shelter is also a night shelter, meaning that the facility is closed between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm (with the exception of extreme weather and/or meetings scheduled by shelter staff).

The Bristol Lodge Men's and Women's Shelters operate on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you are in need of a bed, you must go through the pre-screening process by calling 781-893-0108, Monday through Friday.  Phone calls are accepted beginning at 9:00am.