Shelter, Individuals & Families
“It costs you a lot of money to be homeless. It costs you your self-pride, dignity and time.”
Since 1984, the NOAH Shelter has served the needs of individuals with a housing crisis. Located at 77 Winter Street in Hyannis, the NOAH Shelter is the only emergency-access shelter for men and women who become homeless on Cape Cod.
The 55-bed shelter serves an average of 500 people each year. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, the NOAH Shelter served 44,575 meals to the homeless in 2014.
That same year, HAC opened the Day Center at NOAH, giving the homeless a safe place to go during the day. The Day Center was an effort involving community leaders and several nonprofit groups. The center now ensures staff has additional time to provide the supportive services guests need to quickly move out of shelter and into permanent housing. Click here to read more about the opening of the Day Center.
At NOAH, HAC has both a housing specialist and job placement coordinator who meet with guests within their first week of arriving at the shelter. Together, they work on a plan to move out of shelter as quickly as possible. In conjunction with other agencies, NOAH also offers access to case management, substance abuse counseling/support, mental health counseling and medical assistance.
Currently, HAC CEO Rick Presbrey sits on the The Transitional Living Center of Cape Cod Committee which is working to find a new location outside of downtown Hyannis for a homeless shelter that would eventually replace NOAH. That proposal is still in the planning stages. Representatives from the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District (BID), Barnstable Police Department, Duffy Health Center, the Greater Hyannis Civic Association and the Cape & Islands Regional Network to Address Homelessness also are on the committee. Kevin Maguire of Oxbow Partners is lending his expertise as a consultant for this project.
While The Transitional Living Center is a minimum of three years away, NOAH remains committed to serving those most in need on Cape Cod when they have nowhere else to turn.
Adult individuals may go directly to NOAH. The shelter is open from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. and is located at 77 Winter St., Hyannis, MA 02601-5553. Telephone: 508-778-5255.
To donate items to NOAH Shelter, please check here to see what is needed.
Join us for HAC's Annual Shelter Telethon to raise funds and awareness for our shelter programs.
HAC's family shelters provide a safe haven for families with a housing crisis. In all our family shelters, services provided to residents include training to improve skills as a parent and tenant.
The Angel House shelter in Hyannis works with families recovering from alcohol or other drug abuse. Angel House provides a structured and secure environment where mothers and children can be reunited and recover from the dual traumas of substance abuse and homelessness. (508-775-8045)
The Carriage House shelter in North Falmouth specializes in serving first-time mothers and their children. While sheltering is primary, Carriage House also provides an ongoing in-house workshop program, supportive services and linkages to community resources. (508-564-6485)
The Village at Cataumet is a family shelter that offers education and employment services, as well as assistance in finding permanent housing. HAC also operates scattered-site family shelters, which are apartments and duplexes in the mid-Cape area. (508-563-7619)
Families experiencing homelessness must be placed into shelter by the state via referral and application. For more information, reach out to Housing Assistance and speak to a representative about housing services at 508-771-5400.