Want to help?  Donate

Need Help? Call (519) 971-7595

Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Instagram Icon
The Welcome Centre Shelter exists to reduce the devastating impact of homelessness and poverty by providing safe emergency shelter and transitional supports to women and families experiencing or at
risk of homelessness
Mother embracing child

Emergency Shelter

The Welcome Centre provides emergency housing to women 18 years and older and any family with dependents under 18 as well as couples. Our program is centered around assisting with securing housing and housing supports. Please call us to discuss your eligibility.

Two Women Hugging

Drop-In Program *Temporarily on hold due to COVID-19

Our Drop In Program is geared to clients who have either left the shelter and require additional supports, or those who are at risk for losing housing to access supports. Food, recreational activities, referral support and women can access Harm Reduction supplies through drop in twice a week on Tuesdays from 12pm-3pm and Thursday between 5pm and 8pm.

Hand holding

Harm Reduction

We are happy to be a partner with the Pozitive Pathways in offering a Needle Syringe Program (NSP).

The NSP works diligently to meet individuals where they are at, rather than making judgments about where they should be in terms of personal health and lifestyle. The program provides education surrounding wound and abscess care, safer injection information and risk reduction strategies. The NSP also provides the following resource distribution services:

  • Sterile unused needles
  • Safe inhalation kits
  • Sharps containers
  • Used needle disposal
  • Ties and cookers
  • Swabs, sterile water and filters
  • Condoms and lubricant
Hand holding

Patsy’s Place

Patsy’s Place is the Centre’s children and family programming. We know the negative impacts of shelter, and that reducing these impacts for children can help create housing stability. Engaging directly with kids and caregivers allows for family-centric and individualized supports to families with system navigation, recreation, and emotional supports to navigate the shelter system and get families back into housing.