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Emergency Resources

YWCA Niagara Region – St. Catharines
289-273-4308
183 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J5

For women and women with children. We also offer emergency homeless shelter for male led families in St. Catharines. Please contact us for more details.

YWCA Niagara Region – Niagara Falls
289-267-0411
6135 Culp Street
Niagara Falls, ON
L2G 2B6

For women and women with children. We also offer emergency homeless shelter for male lead families in Niagara Falls. Please contact us for more details.

YWCA Niagara Region – Niagara Falls
289-686-4466

For men and families

Other Emergency Shelters

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Abbey House
(905) 684-9736
For women 16 years of age and older. Must be at least six weeks clean from drugs and alcohol.

Nightlight Youth Shelter
(905) 358-3678
5207 Victoria Avenue
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 4E4
For males and females between the ages of 16 and 30

The RAFT
(905) 984 4365
17 Centre Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3A6

For male and female between the ages of age 16 -24r.

Salvation Army Booth Centre
(905) 684-7813
184 Church Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3G8
For males age 19 years and older. No drugs. No alcohol.

Southridge
(905) 682-2477
201 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3G8
For males and females. No drugs. No alcohol.

Specialized Shelters

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CMHA Safe Beds
1(866)550-5205 X2
15 Wellington Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 5P7
Must be referred by a community agency. 3-5 day stay for males and females ages 16 years and up. No drugs. No alcohol.

Men’s Detox
(905) 687-7211
10 Adams Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 2V8
For men only. No alcohol. No drugs. No smoking.

Women’s Detox
(905) 687-9721
6 Adams Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 2V8
For women only. No alcohol. No drugs. No smoking.

Gillian’s Place
(905) 684-8331
PO Box 1387
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 7J8
For females (and females with children) who are at risk of violence. No alcohol. No drugs.

Women’s Place Niagara Falls (Nova House)
(905) 356-5800
Address confidential due to safety reasons
For females (and females with children) who are at risk of violence. No alcohol. No drugs.

Women’s Place Welland (Serenity Place)
(905) 788-0113
Address confidential due to safety reasons
For females (and females with children) who are at risk of violence. No alcohol. No drugs.

Meals

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Out of the Cold
Various location. See schedule
Meals served daily from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at no cost.

Ozanam Centre
235 Church Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3E8
Meals served Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $1

The RAFT 
(Ages 16-24)
(905) 984 4365
172 Church Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3A6
Meals served daily from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at no cost.

Salvation Army Booth Centre
(905) 684-7813
184 Church Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3G8
Call for more details

St. George’s Breakfast Program

(905)682-9232

Parish Hall
83 Church St
St Catharines, ON L2R 3C7
Meals Served daily from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at no cost.

Start Me Up Niagara
17 Gale Crescent
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3K8
Full meals served on Saturday and Sunday from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at no cost.

Other Services

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Community Support Services Niagara
(905) 682-3800
Transportation services to medical appointments. Safety at home program for seniors. Volunteer visits for shut ins due to age, mental health and disability.

Legal Line
A free legal information resource for Canadians.

Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition
Suicide prevention information and resources available.

Quest Community Health Centre
(905) 688-2558
145 Queenston Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 2Z9
Counselling, walk-in clinic, LGBBT, QQ2S Outreach, family doctors, transgender practitioner, community health outreach for homeless and hard to serve mental health clients.

Start Me Up Niagara
17 Gale Crescent
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3K8
Access to phone and internet. Assistance finding and maintaining housing. Assistance for ODSP clients looking for work or schooling.

Strive Niagara
(905) 735-2566
Transitional education for young mothers. Child care for young mothers in full-time school. Life skills, community outreach and assistance with navigating other social service agencies.