Resources for those experiencing homelessness in Hamilton

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Services available for those experiencing homelessness in Hamilton during COVID-19

Last updated January 13, 2021. If you identify errors or changes to the information, contact us at [email protected]

Wesley Day Centre

52 Catherine Street North, Hamilton, ON  
Phone: 905-528-5640 ext. 195

Hours of operation:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4 pm | 5 to 9 pm
  • Saturday: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Sunday: 1 to 5 pm

Services provided/additional information:

  • Offers a drop-in centre for individuals 22 years of age and older
  • Bagged meals are provided for breakfast and lunch
  • Shower facilities are available, as well as personal hygiene items such as soap, shampoo and toothbrushes
  • Staff offer advocacy, counselling and referral services
  • To protect residents, COVID-19 precautions will be in place

Carol Annes Place - YWCA (Self-identified women only space)

75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton, ON
Phone: 905-517-9326 (phones answered between 10 pm and 12 noon)

Hours of operation: 

  • 10 pm to 8 am

Services provided/additional information:

  • Overnight access for women, open 7 days a week. 
  • Limited capacity. First come, first served.

Mission Services Willow’s Place (Self- identified women only space)

196 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton, ON
Phone: 905-528-5100 Ext 1200

Hours of operation: 

  • 9 am to 8:30 pm

St Patrick’s Rest and Hygiene Centre

St Patrick’s Catholic Church is providing snacks outside.
440 King Street East, Hamilton, ON L8N 1C6
Phone: 905-522-9828

Hours of operation:

  • 7 days a week, 1 to 5 pm.

Food Banks & Meal Programs

Many food banks are suspending, and others are altering services to provide hampers. The most up-to-date list of services and hours can be found at


The Hub

78 Vine Street, Hamilton, ON (at Vine and Park)
Hours of operation: Daily from 5 pm to 9 pm
Services: food and drinks , hygiene or washroom access but expanded to service referrals, harm reduction supplies, winter gear and many other valuable services.

Salvation Army

80 Bay St. N., Hamilton ON L8R 3N3
Phone: 905-540-1888
By appointment only

Living Rock Ministries (For youth ages 13 - 25 only)

30 Wilson St., Hamilton ON L8R 1C5
Phone: 905-528-7625 ext. 259

Hours of operation:

  • Breakfast - Monday to Friday 9 to 10 am
  • Dinner - Monday to Friday 4 to 5 pm
  • Groceries and Hygiene Products - Tuesday to Thursday 1pm to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm
  • Washrooms available when open
Good Shepherd Family Services (Venture Centre)

155 Cannon St. E., Hamilton ON L8L 0A2
Phone: 905-972-9485
By appointment only

Welcome Inn Community Centre

40 Wood St. E., Hamilton ON L8L 3Y3
Phone: 905-525-5824

Hours of operation:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:30 am to 2 pm
  • Food bank open only for non-binary, transgender, sex worker and homeless individuals - Tuesday 12 noon to 4 pm.
Mission Services of Hamilton

196 Wentworth St. N., Hamilton ON L8L 5V7
Phone: 905-528-4212

Hours of operation:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 am to 12 noon & 1 to 3 pm;
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am to 12 noon
De Mazenod Door Outreach

St. Patrick’s Church
440 King St. E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1C6
Phone: 905-522 -9828

Hours of operation:

  • Saturday through Thursday, 10 to 11 am (Breakfast) & 11 am to 1 pm (Lunch)
  • Friday (BBQ), 10 to 11 am (Breakfast), 1 to 2:30 pm (Lunch)

Hamilton Mountain

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre

28 Athens St., Hamilton ON L9C 3K9
Phone: 905-574-1334

Hours of operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9:30 am to 3:15pm
  • Thursday, 12:30 to 7:15 pm

East Hamilton

Stoney Creek Food Bank 

*only serves residents of Stoney Creek
605 Highway #8, Stoney Creek ON L8G 5G2
Phone: 905-643-2090 

Hours of operation:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30 am to 1 pm
Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg

785 Britannia Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 2B5
Phone: 905-549-4884 option 1
By appointment only – please call to schedule an appointment:
Accepting phone calls Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm.

Native Women’s Centre

1900 King St. E., Hamilton ON L8K 1W0
Phone: 905-664-1114
Existing clients only

Wesley Urban Ministries

52 Catharine St. N., Hamilton ON L8R 1J1
Phone: 905-528-5629
Take out meals are available (while daily supplies last):

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday 9 am to 1:30 pm
  • Sunday 3 to 4 pm
Good Shepherd Men’s Centre

135 Mary Street, Hamilton
Phone: 905-528-9109
Take away meals:

  • Monday to Friday, 3:30 to 4:45 pm
  • Saturday lunch, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

For the most up-to-date service information visit

Salvation Army Soup Van

*schedule subject to change

Soup Van stops evening schedule:

  • Bayfront Park – MacNab and Strachan, 8 to 8:45 pm
  • Barton and Birch, 9 to 9:45 pm
541 Barton Eatery and Exchange

541 Barton Street, Hamilton
Bagged lunches served:

  • Mondays to Saturdays, 11 am to 12 noon
Hamilton Out of the Cold Meals to Go

Take-away meal program will run from November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Hamilton Out of the Cold – Trinity Downtown Lutheran
104 Hughson Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1C6
Hours of Operation: Monday, 2 to 4 pm
Closed Monday, December 27

Hamilton Out of the Cold - Immanuel Christian Reformed Church
61 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 1V9
Hours of operation: Monday,  3:30 to 4:30 pm
Closed Monday, December 27

Hamilton Out of the Cold - Christ’s Church Cathedral
252 James Street North, Hamilton Ontario L8R 2L3
Hours of Operation:  Tuesday, December 28, 2 to 4 pm

Hamilton Out of the Cold - Trinity on King Lutheran (east end)
1907 King Street East, Hamilton Ontario L8K 1V9
Hours of operation: Wednesday, December 29, 2 to 4 pm

Hamilton Out of the Cold - Erskine Presbyterian Church
19 Pearl Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2Y6
Hours of operation: Wednesday, December 29, 2 to 4 pm
Closed Saturday, December 25 & Saturday, January 1

Hamilton Out of the Cold - Knox Presbyterian Waterdown
80 Mill Street East, Waterdown Ontario L0R 2H0
Hours of operation: Wednesday, December 29, 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Hamilton Out of the Cold - Central Presbyterian Church
165 Charlton Ave West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 2C8
Hours of operation: Thursday 2 pm to 4 pm
Closed Thursday, December 30

St. Matthews House Seniors Support Team

Delivering emergency food to vulnerable seniors that are 55+.
Please call between the hours of 9 am to 1 pm and speak with one of our seniors support staff at 905-523-5546 ext. 240

Keeping Six

Street outreach with harm reduction supplies and bagged lunches, downtown core.

  • Tuesday and Thursday 3 to 5 pm
  • Saturday 1 to 4 pm

Visit for updates

The King’s Way Outreach Centre

649 King St E, Hamilton
Phone: 905-296-9473
Take away groceries hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 11 am to 12:30 pm & 1 pm to 3 pm  (bring your own bag)
Notre Dame House

14 Cannon Street West, Hamilton
Phone: 905-308-8090
Takeout meals 7 days a week for homeless youth ages 16 - 21

  • Lunch 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
  • Dinner 4 to 4:45 pm
CareMongering-HamOnt Online Facebook group
A group for sharing and organizing community resources in response to COVID-19. The goal of this group is to organize the local community on the grassroots level to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. It is also for the redistribution of resources in the case that stockpiling prevents people from accessing basics. You can also post requests for aid/support here. Please share any opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members. 

The general procedure at this time is to call/present to a shelter, who will then either admit, or refer to alternate accommodation if the shelter is full. People who have come from another shelter will be asked to return to the original one.

Good Shepherd Family Centre
​Housing focused shelter and support for families experiencing homelessness. Interpretation services are available upon request.
143 Wentworth Street South, Hamilton, Ontario  L8N 2Z1
Phone: 905-528-5877

Good Shepherd Centre
135 Mary Street, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1K4
Phone: 905-528-9109

Mission Services Men's Residence
325 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H3
Phone: 905-528-7635

Salvation Army Booth Centre
94 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1R6
Phone: 905-527-1444

Good Shepherd Mary's Place
20 Pearl Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2Y8
Phone: (crisis line) 905-523-6277 | (business line) 905-540-8000

Native Women's Centre
Provides safe emergency shelter for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation, with or without children, who are experiencing a crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law.
Phone: 905-664-1114

Womankind Withdrawal Management Program
Emergency shelter for single women and addiction support
Phone:  905-545-9100

Women’s overnight drop In (Emergency overflow shelter)

Carol Annes Place - YWCA (Women Only)
75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3C1
Hours of operation: 10 pm to 8 am
Overnight access for women, open 7 days a week. Limited capacity. First come, first served.
Phone: 905-517-9326 (phones answered between 10 pm and 12 noon)

Good Shepherd Martha House
Emergency shelter specializing in the care of victims of domestic violence. A 28 bed security-equipped transition house for women and children in crisis.
25 Ray Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2X5
Phone: 905-523-6277 | 905-523-8895

Inasmuch House
Emergency shelter for abused and homeless women and their children, as well as female teenagers over the age of 16.
Phone: (crisis line) 905-529-8600 | (business line) 905-529-8149

Notre Dame House
There are 11 beds available for males and 9 beds available for females. Laundry facilities and meals are provided. Additional services are provided through their resource centre from 9 to 5 pm daily. These include school, employment counselling, addictions counselling, public health nurse.
14 Cannon Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2B2
Phone: 905-308-8090

The VAN/Harm Reduction Program

Mobile Harm Reduction Service delivering safer drug use and safer sex supplies. Access by calling or texting 905-317-9966 (no voicemail).

Extended hours:

  • Monday to Sunday 7 to 11 pm
  • Monday to Friday 11 am to 3 pm
  • Does not operate on holidays

Updated service schedule available at

Keeping Six

Street outreach with harm reduction supplies and bagged lunches, downtown core.

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 3 to 5 pm
  • Saturday 1 to 4 pm

Visit for updates

CTS site at Urban Core

  • Monday to Friday, 10 am to 11 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 3:30 to 11 pm
  • Physical distancing measures in place including limiting number of people allowed in CTS
  • Call 905-522-3233 for updates

Shelter Health Network Clinics

Generally continue to operate as per usual.
The most up-to-date list of clinic times, locations, and whether they are walk-in or by appointment, visit

Sex Workers Action Program (SWAP) Hamilton

Providing limited outreach services to sex workers and providing some emergency funding to current sex workers

Grenfell Ministries Overdose Prevention Line

Call 1-888-853-8542 if you are about to use drugs and are located in Ontario. The operator will stay with you on the phone line while you use drugs, in the event that they receive no response after administration of narcotics the operator will call 911 and alert them to a possible overdose at the location you had given.

The Line runs 7 days a week:

  • Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 10 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until Midnight

M.A.S.H. (Men’s Addiction Services Hamilton)

aka Men’s Detox
Call 905-527-9264
Continues to operate 24/7


aka Women’s Detox 
Call 905-545-9100
Continues to operate 24/7

ADGS (Alcohol Drugs and Gambling Services) Hamilton

Phone services only, available by calling 905-546-3606
Monday to Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm.

RAAM (Rapid Access Addiction Service) Hamilton

All appointments via phone or video medicine.
Self-refer by calling 905-522-1155 ext. 35800
Scheduled appointments - Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm
Drop in phone appointments - Wednesdays 9:30 am to 12 noon