I Need Help

If you are in distress and need help immediately call 911.

If you need a bed and a place to stay, the YWCA Niagara Region operates emergency homeless shelters in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls.  They are open with advocates on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  YW advocates can direct you to our emergency shelters or other emergency services in the Niagara Region.
(Shelter Frequently Asked Questions)

Emergency Women’s Shelter St. Catharines
Call:(289) 273-4308
183 King St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 3J5

Emergency Family Shelter
Call: 289-686-0927

Emergency Women’s Shelter Niagara Falls
Call: (289) 267-0411
6135 Culp St., Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 2B6

Emergency Men’s Shelter
Call: 289-686-4466

If you have a family member or friend in a crisis

If you have a family member or friend in crisis, do not leave them alone. Try to get the person to seek help immediately. Please visit our Emergency Resources Guide to see how to best help your friend in need.