The YWCA Niagara Region provides shelter, food and assistance to women and families in poverty. We are committed to social change and work to create a community that supports women in need and provides support through each step towards financial stability and independent living.
Are you in crisis? The YWCA Niagara Region is open with advocates on duty 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Advocates can direct you to our emergency shelters or refer you to other emergency services.
6135 Culp Street
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 2B6
Court Street Transitional Housing
(905) 988-3528 x 3501
38-42 Court Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 4R7
The mandate of the YWCA Niagara Region is that no woman is turned away. Women can become homeless for a variety of reasons. Any woman 16 years of age or older requiring emergency homeless shelter and support is welcome. Women’s advocates are on duty 24/7 in both St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, to assist guests in setting goals and accessing community resources in their search for stable housing as they continue on their path to independence.
Here is the reality, Niagara: We’re in our third province-wide lockdown + stay-at-home and we’re inundated with stress, COVID-fatigue, and even boredom. After more than a year of COVID, it is okay if you need to take some time to simply not think about the chaos, and to practice self-care. You’ve heard the saying before: … Continue reading Tried and true self-care tips tested by the YW team
Early in the pandemic, we talked about the increased risk COVID causes for women experiencing homelessness in Niagara. We know that not only would homeless women be more likely to get sick, we also recognize the challenges of self-isolating when you don’t have a home of your own. Women may be couch surfing with friends … Continue reading What does Ontario’s stay-at-home order mean for someone experiencing homelessness?
Over the last 15 years, Elisabeth Zimmermann has led the YWCA Niagara Region through challenging times and to incredible successes. In that time, the YW has served thousands of woman and their families with emergency shelter, transitional housing, and skills development programming to help them back on their feet. In honour of Elisabeth’s 15 years, … Continue reading Congratulations to our Executive Director, Elisabeth Zimmermann, on her 15 years of service!