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Emergency Shelter

The YES emergency shelter facility at 196 Brock St. offers temporary shelter to youth 16-24 and families (any adult with custody of a child). The shelter has a total of 30 beds, 15 of which are in a separated section for family groups. The shelter is open and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

The length of stay at the shelter varies, but in general, clients are supported to find permanent housing as quickly as possible; our goal is to help clients exit the shelter within 6 weeks. During the day, residents are asked to look for housing and attend school or go to work. Shelter staff provide assistance and advice with this, and help residents get in touch with other organizations and services that work with youth and families. YES employees also participate in case management of individual shelter residents, working in partnership with other community organizations.

Since we are a residential facility, tours are offered only occasionally. Please contact Community Engagement Coordinator at 705-748-3851, ext. 208 orĀ berickson@yesshelter.ca.