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Homelessness Services

Facing Homelessness?

Social Services works with many community partners to provide emergency shelters, outreach and support programs, and with the community partners has created initiatives for homelessness prevention. 

Emergency Shelter 

Image of man with head in his handsBrock Mission: Men's Shelter
(ages 24+) 
217 Murray Street
705-748-4766

Cameron House: Women's Shelter
(ages 18+)
738 Chemong Road 
705-748-4766

Youth Emergency Shelter: (up to 24 yrs + families)
196 Brock Street
705-748-3851

The Warming Room: Winter Months Only 
175 Murray Street 
705-868-9276 

Shelter Discharge Resolution
An action plan for managing situations when someone is refused admission to, or is required to leave an emergency shelter. View the Full Protocol here.

Outreach & Support

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HCRT - Homelessness Co
ordinated Response Team 
Front-line staff, bi-weekly case conferencing for homelessness response coordination 

Staff Outreach 
Social Services Case Manager outreach to the emergency shelters, drop-in centre, warming room and YWCA Crossroads

Lighthouse Drop in Centre 
Day time drop-in for low income residents for social inclusion, programs and light lunch. 


Fork and KnifeFood Calendar 
View the Monthly Food Calendar. 

Homelessness Prevention Initiatives 


Housing Stability Fund 

Limited amount of funding to assist Ontario Works, ODSP and low-income households with costs of obtaining and retaining housing. 

HPS - Homelessness Partnering Strategy
HPS is part of HCRT and provides street & shelter outreach, and housing retention  

Housing First Program
An initiative to house the most vulnerable people in the community first, and ensuring multiple supports are in place to retain housing. 

Housing & Homeless 10 Year Plan  Visit the Housing Division Page for information.

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After Hours

If you need help after the Social Services office is closed please contact the After Hours Emergency Phone Service: 705-740-6222. Click here for more info on after hours services.   



Housing Stability Fund

Housing Icon by Nishan SothilingamThe Housing Stability Fund (HSF) is an available benefit to people who receive Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program. Please follow the link to find out if you are eligible. Specific criteria does apply.