Lisa, a regular at the Albany Street Shelter in Cambridge sits on her bed in the female dormitory, Monday, Feb. 6, 2011. PHOTO BY ERIN BALDASSARI/SOMERVILLE JOURNAL. The Albany Street Shelter is one of three “wet” shelters in the state of Massachusetts, meaning they are legally obligated to take only those homeless residents who are currently under the influence of drugs or alcohol, though they also offer support to those who are sober and waiting for housing.

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