Emergency Shelter

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Are you experiencing homelessness and need a place to stay for the night?

Important: Peterborough Social Services does not have emergency housing. If you would like more information about housing programs, please review the Housing and Shelter information available online.

Emergency shelters can provide a temporary place to sleep if you do not have any other place to stay.
If you or your family are experiencing homelessness and need to go to local emergency shelter:

  • call the emergency shelters listed below, or
  • after office hours (during the evening, weekends and on holidays) call 705-926-0096
If you do not have a phone, you can visit our office located at 178 Charlotte Street in the Charlotte Mews during office hours. If we are not open, you will have to call the emergency shelters directly or the After Hours number.

Brock Mission (for men)

The Brock Mission is located at 217 Murray St. Peterborough.

The Brock Mission offers emergency shelter, food, clothing and supports to single males who are 18 years old or older.

Staff can be reached at 705-748-4766 extension 1. They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Cameron House (for women)

Cameron House is located at 738 Chemong Rd. Peterborough.

Cameron House shelter offers emergency shelter, food, clothing and supports to women over the age of 18.

Staff can be reached at 705-748-4766 extension 2. They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

YES Shelter for Youth and Families

The YES Shelter for Youth and Families is located at 196 Brock St. Peterborough.

The YES Shelter for Youth and Families offers emergency shelter, food, clothing and supports for youth aged 16 to 24 and to families experiencing homelessness.

YES Staff can be reached at 705-748-3851. They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Trinity Community Centre overnight program

The Trinity Community Centre is located at 360 Reid St. Peterborough, and operates an overnight program for people experiencing homelessness.

The winter overnight drop-in space is operated by One City through an agreement with the City of Peterborough.  It is open daily from 8p.m. to 8a.m. until the end of March 2024. It has a capacity to accommodated up to 45 people. The overnight drop-in space service will resume October 1, 2024 for the 2024-2025 winter season.

CMHA Safe Beds crisis program

The Safe Beds program through the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) provides a safe and supportive environment for people in crisis. It is not an emergency shelter but provides a short term stay for mental health crisis. It is available to all genders 16 years of age or older. You can call 705-745-6484 for more information.

Cold and Hot Weather Protocols

Cold Weather Protocol

A warming room will be open for extended hours at the Trinity Community Centre, 360 Reid St., on days when a cold alert has been declared. Trinity Community Centre is operated by One City Peterborough.

Visit the Peterborough Public Health website for information about protecting yourself during cold weather alerts.

Hot Weather Protocol

Visit the Environment Canada website for information about heat alerts.

Cooling room during heat alerts

A cooling room will be open at the Trinity Community Centre, 360 Reid St., on days when a heat alert has been declared. Trinity Community Centre is operated by One City Peterborough.

Visit the Peterborough Public Health website for information about protecting yourself during hot weather alerts.