The Grove Street Inn is the only year-round shelter in Hampshire County open to all homeless adults. The Inn was established in 1990 through community efforts. With no permanent base of funding, a unique community collaboration shares the responsibility for administering the Inn. The Inn is one of the few examples of a community working together to address the problem of homelessness.
The Inn shelters up to twenty men and women per night, for a maximum stay of three months. A bed and three meals per day are provided, along with staff support. Most nights the Inn is full, and there is often a forty-five person waiting list. Residents are able to:
•Work on job and housing searches.
•Work second and third shift jobs.
•Connect with rehabilitative and medical services.
The Grove Street Inn also plays a key role in our community’s efforts to address the problem of homelessness. The Inn’s staff collaborates with the Hampshire County Interfaith Shelter, which served an additional 140 men and women last winter.
Each year, an average of 250 men and women of diverse backgrounds spend a night or more.
•Approximately 25% are young adults, many of whom are from the state’s foster care system.
•Many other residents suffer long-term disabilities and have difficulty maintaining housing on below poverty-level incomes.
•Thirty to forty percent work full- or part-time jobs.
•Others are enrolled in community college programs or literacy classes.
Guests at the Inn must commit to remaining drug and alcohol free while at the Inn and share in cooking, cleaning, and other household tasks.
We rely on donations from the community to help keep our doors open. If you would like to help, please visit our donation page and/or our wish list page. Thank you!
For more information, call 413.586.6001.