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Emergency Shelter

Extreme Weather Alerts

Peterborough Public Health provides up-to-date heat and cold warnings when the weather is extreme. Visit the Peterborough Public Health website to see the most current warnings. If the weather is extreme and you are looking for shelter, the One Roof Community Centre extends its hours during extreme weather from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Public spaces such as malls are also encouraged to visit to stay cool or warm. For more information on the One Roof Community Centre, 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: 30 beds, 10 overflow 

Provides emergency shelter, food, clothing, support
and referrals for community services to single males who are over
the age of 24. 

Cameron House

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

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


YES Shelter for Youth and Families

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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

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Location: 175 Murray Street  
Phone Number: 705-868-9276
Provides a safe, warm, overnight space 7 nights a week 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.