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Who we are?
Solutions at Work, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness by providing individuals and families with resources and opportunities to strengthen their self-confidence, achieve self-sufficiency, and participate in helping others.

To ease the burdens of the city's unhoused population Solutions at Work manages a homeless shelter for men and women on Green Street in Cambridge, MA. Solutions also runs an evening meals program for unhoused individuals 5 days a week in Central Square.

Many of us are blessed with a roof over our head, a warm place to sleep, a nice meal on the table and have a job to help buy the things we need and want. However there are also too many people that do not share this precious gift of a comfortable life. Today I am asking you to make a difference in someone’s life by supporting our Gala.

We are excited to announce our inaugural gala, a night filled with good food and drink, live music, activism, and community building for Solutions. The ongoing homelessness crisis will never stop growing, but here at Solutions, our mission is to bring programs to support the underserved of the Cambridge area. 

This will be hosted at the Venezia Restaurant Boston on SEPTEMBER 22, 2023 from 6:00PM-10:00PM. Here is a posting from a well-regarded reporter, Emmalyn Reid giving a tour of the venue.

Address is below:
20 Ericsson St
Boston, MA

Click here for the Google Maps location. TICKETS HERE!

Our Award-Winning Programs

Our staff are peers and offer respectful service to our participants.
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Homeless FREE Meals Program - Central Square, Cambridge MA
Opened five nights a week at 4PM, 50 meals each evening, plus toiletries, backpacks, sleeping bags, etc.  Help has arrived due to participation of Starbucks and other local businesses.
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Professional Attire Exchange "Solutions Wear"
Our popular SolutionsWear program provides interview-appropriate clothing and accessories to men and women who are enrolled in area job-training programs.
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Children Clothing Exchange 
The homeless and low-income parents who participate in our Children’s Clothing Exchange trade their children’s outgrown items for age-appropriate clothing, books, and toys.
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1151 Massachusetts Avenue CAMBRIDGE           
Mondays, Fridays, along with the 2nd and 4th Saturdays
To arrange for DROP OFF or PICKUP of items: PLEASE CALL AHEAD for an APPOINTMENT! at (617) 576-0039 (extension 3)

or email Justina Riopelle at 

We take donations of gently used clothing, books, toys, and baby equipment and give them to participants who select items from our sites in Cambridge and Dorchester.  Our goal as well is to connect participants with job training, entrepreneurship, and job opportunities.  We offer Caring about People workshops for self-empowerment and mutual support.