Emergency Shelters and Drop-ins


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

Mission Services Emma’s Place
Offering 15 low-barrier overnight beds on a first-come, first-serve basis. Emma’s Place offers snacks and beverages, harm reduction supplies, emotional support, and assistance with finding housing.
196 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton, Ontario
Hours of operation: Daily from 9pm to 9am
Phone: 905-528-5100 Ext 1200

Good Shepherd Mary's Place
20-bed emergency shelter for women experiencing homelessness, poverty, mental illness and/or violence. Staff offer referrals and advocacy for medical, legal, and other services; help obtaining permanent housing; recreational and educational activities.
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

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

Interval House Hamilton
A transition house for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Provides meals, emergency clothing and personal needs, 7 days a week.
630 Sanatorium Road, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 7S7
Phone: (crisis line) 905-387-8881 | (business line) 905-387-9959

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


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

Mission Services Willow’s Place (Women only)
196 Wentworth Street N, Hamilton, Ontario
Hours of operation: Daily from 9 am to 8:30 pm
Phone: 905-528-5100 Ext 1200
Provides women and non-binary individuals with access to laundry, shower facilities, a safe place to rest, meals, and harm reduction supplies, as well as emotional and housing support.

The Hub
78 Vine Street, Hamilton, ON (at Vine and Park)
Hours of operation: Daily from 5 pm to 9 pm

Indigenous Drop-in
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

407 King Street W, Hamilton, Ontario
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 6:30pm
A culturally safe & appropriate space for Indigenous people to access housing supports and connect with peers in a community-based setting.
Services: Light breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Access to traditional medicines, connect with elders/knowledge keepers; identification supports; housing help & resources.

Living Rock Youth Resources (youth ages 13-25)
30 Wilson Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L8R 1C5
Hours of operation: open 7 days a week for various drop in programs, meals, groceries, hygiene products,  shower access.
Phone: 905-528-7625 (ROCK)
Offers drop-in programs daily from 1 to 4 pm.

Wesley Day Centre (ages 22 & older)
52 Catherine Street N, 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: Bagged meals for breakfast and lunch, shower facilities and personal hygiene items. Staff offer advocacy, counselling and referral services.