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A secure, accessible, 40-bed emergency shelter for women who are experiencing homelessness and are fleeing violence and abuse, as well as programs for the children of residents.

Supports vulnerable, isolated older adults and seniors 55+ experiencing hunger, homelessness and income insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes those who are living outside in temporary shelter.

Street Outreach Services that engage individuals who are experiencing mental illnesses and are homeless or living in shelters.  City of Hamilton Mental Health and Street Outreach staff work in the community at many locations.  This team helps pers

Provides non-medical residential withdrawal management, 24-hour telephone crisis support, early treatment groups, a taking steps group, day and residential treatment, and aftercare for women with substance use issues.  Part of the Shelter Health N

Harm reduction and managed alcohol program for women and men experiencing homelessness, addiction and serious health problems.  Up-front discharge planning for effective transition to the community.  Offering care for health and emotional needs, r

Missions

Programs, usually with religious affiliations, that provide temporary shelter (generally in dormitory-style facilities with very little privacy) for homeless people in the community. Most missions have minimal support services and strictly enforced house rules including curfews, mandatory attendance at religious services, and required participation in daily housework or other assigned chores.

Transitional Housing/Shelter Residents

People who are currently residing in facilities that provide extended shelter and supportive services for homeless individuals and/or families with the goal of helping them live independently and transition into permanent housing. Included are people who have graduated from a domestic violence shelter and are currently living in affordable housing complexes on a temporary, transitional basis until they have the resources to return to eventual independent living.

Transitional Housing/Shelter

Programs that provide extended shelter and supportive services primarily for homeless individuals and/or families with the goal of helping them live independently and transition into permanent housing. Some programs require that the individual/family be transitioning from a short-term emergency shelter. The length of stay varies considerably by program. It is generally longer than two weeks but typically 60 days or more and, in many cases, up to two years or more. The supportive services may be provided directly by the organization managing the housing or may be coordinated by them and provided by other public or private agencies. Transitional housing/shelter is generally provided in apartment style facilities with a higher degree of privacy than short-term homeless shelters; may be provided at no cost to the resident; and may be configured for specialized groups within the homeless population such as people with substance abuse problems, homeless mentally ill, homeless domestic violence victims, veterans or homeless people with AIDS/HIV. Included are post-domestic violence shelter housing programs that make affordable rental housing (or other accommodations) available to women, generally those who are coming directly out of a domestic violence shelter or other crisis shelter, often in apartment complexes owned by the shelter; and programs that provide transitional housing and support services for other targeted groups such as military and veteran families and others who need a temporary supportive living environment to maintain stability and begin to thrive.

Post Pregnancy Shelter/Transitional Housing

Programs that provide a safe, secure living environment and supportive services (which may include educational opportunities, life skills training, financial planning, parenting education and counselling) for single mothers and their infants following birth. The objective of the program is to help residents become self-sufficient and move ahead with their lives by finishing school, acquiring job skills and learning to be good parents.