How to Find - Emergency Shelters in Halton and Area

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Site Information
Located In Community Halton Region
Accessibility Unknown - accessibility varies by location
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Emergency Housing ; Halton Lighthouse Shelter ; Safe Beds
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) This topic record provides an overview and index of shelters in Burlington, Hamilton and Oakville. 
 
BURLINGTON/OAKVILLE 
General Shelter: 
Salvation Army Halton Lighthouse Shelter, 905-339-2918  
* located in Oakville, this is the general emergency shelter for all of Halton 
* shelter may be able to arrange transportation from Burlington  
* for more details see full record here.  
 
For abused women and their dependent children only: 
Halton Womens Place, Administration 905-332-1200, Burlington shelter 905-332-1593, Crisis phone 905-332-7892 
* for more details see full record here
 
Safe beds for those experiencing a mental health issue: 
Canadian Mental Health Association, Safe Place  
* for people who are in crisis, have mental health and/or addiction concerns, and need safe or emergency shelter,  
* Call Safe Place at 905-849-8443 or COAST at 1-877-825-9011  
* for more details see full record here
 
HAMILTON: 
1. Good Shepherd Centre  
Separate shelters for men, women, youth and those with mental health issues  
* Men's Shelter 905-528-9109  
* Martha House Women's Crisis Line and shelter 905-523-6277  
* Youth Shelter 905-308-8090  
* Barrett Centre 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line and shelter 905-529-7878 
* for more details see full record here.  
 
2. Mission Services of Hamilton  
* Men's Residence 905-528-7635  
* Inasmuch House (for single women 16 and older and for mothers and their children) 905-529-8149, women's crisis phone (24 hrs) 905-529-8600  
* for more details see full record here
 
3. Native Womens Centre  
* For women of any age, ancestry or sexual orientation, with or without children  
* call 905-664-1114, toll-free 1-888-308-6559, accepts long-distance and local collect crisis calls 
* for more details see full record here.  
 
MISSISSAUGA: 
Call Street Helpline Peel 1-877-848-8481 
 
GUELPH: 
See Wellington County shelter Information here.  
 
TORONTO: 
1. Toronto central shelter intake line: 416-338-4766 * Toll Free 1-877-338-3398 (GTA only) 
 
2. Ernestine's Women's Shelter  
* provides emergency housing for abused women and their children 
* Crisis Line 416-746-3701 
* for more detail see full record here
 
3. Fem'Aide, Ligne de soutien pour femmes francophones victimes de violence  
* call toll-free 1-877-336-2433 (1-877-FEMAIDE)  
* for more details see full record here
 
NIAGARA REGION:  
To find shelter information, call 211Niagara (24/7) 1-800-263-3695
Sup. Description NOTES TO STAFF 
* If the person is in immediate danger they should hang up and call 911 * if they are unable to call, determine their location and keep them on the line while using another phone to call 911 on their behalf  
* If you think the person poses a safety risk to themselves or others stop working the question -- instead, keep the person on the line and work with a colleague or another phone to call 911  
 
In all other cases: 
* We DO NOT have a 'duty of care' to intervene against someone's will (this is also true for people with mental health issues or developmental disabilities) * the person seeking shelter should be left fully in charge of all decisions and wherever possible initiate all actions 
* If client asks you to initiate a call to a shelter, feel free to do so, but no shelter will offer a bed without speaking directly to the person seeking shelter.  
 
People who may have mental illness:  
* If they self-identify as having mental illness, include the Safe Place program in the options you offer  
* If they DON'T self-identify, don't try to diagnose -- but if you think they'll be receptive, you can say something like "you seem to be struggling" or "would you benefit from a shelter that provides some extra help or counselling?" (or just describe all available options, being sure to identify which client groups each serves, then leave it to the client to choose which they want to pursue).  
 
This record shows all the local options we're aware of  
We know of no church or other Out of the Cold overnight stay programs * Halton Police will not allow people to stay in police stations unless they have been detained * Motel rooms are used by Halton Region ONLY for families with children
Hours Contact organization for information
Areas Served Halton Region ; and area
Eligibility Varies by program.
Application Varies by program.
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Main Category Abuse / Assault ; Child / Family Services ; Emergency / Crisis ; 'How To Find' Service Guides ; Topic Guides
Secondary Category Domestic Abuse ; Domestic Abuse Crisis Services ; Emergency Shelters in Halton and Area ; Shelter for Abused Women ; Shelters for Abuse ; SpecialTopics
Service Categories Domestic Violence Shelters ; Homeless Shelter

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