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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.

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