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Emergency Shelter

Extreme Weather Alerts

The Peterborough County and City Health Unit provides up to date heat and cold alerts when the weather is extreme. Visit the Health Unit website to see these alerts. If the weather is extreme and you are looking for shelter, contact any of the locations below or visit the Lighthouse Drop in Centre Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information on the Lighthouse, visit our Outreach and Support web page.

Emergency shelter services provides board, lodging and personal supports to members of our community who are homeless and in need of temporary shelter. Brock Mission and Youth Emergency Shelter are contracted to provide emergency shelter services for the City and County of Peterborough.

Brock Mission

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Location: 217 Murray St. 
Phone Number: 705-748-4766 
Number of Beds: 40 

Provides emergency shelter, food, clothing, support
and referrals for community services to single males who are over
the age of 24. The Mission also operates the Open Table Community Meal
weekdays from 5:00-6:00 PM (excluding holidays) and Cameron House providing similar services for women. 

Cameron House

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Location: 738 Chemong Road 
Phone Number: 705-748-4766
Number of Beds: 10

Provides hostel services to women over the age of 18 years. Cameron house is operated by Brock Mission. 


YES - Youth Emergency Shelter

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Location: 196 Brock Street 
Phone Number: 705-748-3851
Number of Beds: 15 + additional 15 for families 

Provides hostel services to youth up to age 24 years and to families with children. 


The Warming Room [November-April] 

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Location: 175 Murray Street  
Phone Number: 705-868-9276

Provides a safe, warm, overnight space 7 nights a week during from November to April.

Shelter Discharge Resolution

The Shelter Discharge Protocol is an action plan for managing situations when someone is refused admission to, or is required to leave an emergency shelter. The plan is reviewed, updated and has been signed off by community partners. The Discharge Protocol recognizes the importance of emergency shelter assistance and acknowledges it can be challenging living in an emergency shelter environment. The plan outlines:

  • Shelter Processes
  • Prohibitive Behaviour
  • Supports and Services available in the community 

View the full protocol including the list of community agencies here.