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Welcome to YWCA Niagara

 The YWCA Niagara Region provides shelter, food and assistance to women, men, gender-diverse people and families living in poverty. We are committed to social change and work to create a community that supports people in need and provides support through each step towards financial stability and independent living.  

I Need Help Right Now!

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.

St. Catharines Shelter
(289) 273-4308
183 King Street 
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3J5
Family Shelter 
176 Oakdale Avenue
St. Catharines, ON L2P 2K9

Niagara Falls Shelter
(289) 267-0411
6135 Culp Street
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 2B6

Shelter for Men and Families
Niagara Falls

Acknowledging the land we live and work on

For thousands of years, indigenous peoples have walked on this land; their relationship with the land is at the center of their lives and spirituality. We believe it is important to acknowledge our presence on the ancestral lands governed by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement between the settlers, the Haudenosaunee and the Anishinaabe Peoples. In the spirit of reconciliation, may we always seek to respect the history, spirituality, and culture of Indigenous Peoples. 

Acknowledging territory is a beginning and not an ending in terms of our work towards truth and reconciliation.


As we engage online, let's remember that the digital spaces that we occupy are often used as a tool of oppression towards Black, Indigenous and racialized communities, gender and sexual minorities, people with disabilities, newcomers, immigrants, refugees, migrants and others who experience intersecting forms of marginalization. Let's do our best to create a space where we can all safely engage.

Recent Posts

The YWCA Niagara Region Chooses Gender Equity for the 2022 Provincial Election

The YWCA values the overall well-being of those in our community and believes that everyone should have access to basic human needs. Having a roof over your head should never be an issue. The YW works alongside many local businesses, volunteers, and donors to ensure that the women and children of the Niagara Region have … Continue reading The YWCA Niagara Region Chooses Gender Equity for the 2022 Provincial Election

Living Wage vs Minimum Wage in the Niagara Region

No one should have to choose between paying their electricity bill and ensuring there is dinner on the table for the next week. This, however, is the reality for many members of the Niagara community as they work day in and day out for minimum wage (currently $15.00 per hour) with little time or resources … Continue reading Living Wage vs Minimum Wage in the Niagara Region

Penelope’s Journey with the YWCA Niagara Region

About a year ago, I shared with you how I ended up in the YW’s transitional housing program in West Niagara. I shared with you the joy that came with finally having a place to call home again. I shared my gratitude for all of you, who support the Coldest Night of the Year walk-a-thon. … Continue reading Penelope’s Journey with the YWCA Niagara Region