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.
Hi my name is Sarah. I’ve lived through the YWCA’s housing programs for the last few years. In the time I came to the YWCA I was broken in so many ways. In the time I’ve lived at the YW’s St. Catharines Shelter, I have gotten help with my mental health with the support of … Continue reading Sarah’s Story: The Light at the End of the Tunnel
Organizations like the YW experience extensive barriers when trying to transition programs to accommodate the new virtual world we live in. From a lack of technology and gaps in training for the virtual landscape, it can feel impossible to support every woman, children and family that needs our support on the Niagara Region. However, we … Continue reading Supporting Niagara’s women in need virtually during a global pandemic
Stacy’s story of hardship began at a very young age. While both of her parents struggled with substance abuse, Stacy was forced to enter the foster care system. At the age of 9, Stacy lost her father in a motor cycle accident. This was just the start of a tragic series of losses in her … Continue reading Stacy’s Journey: Overcoming Tragedy