Waterloo Regional Municipality, ON
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There are various shelters that people can use when they have no place to go.

 

Emergency shelters are places for people to live temporarily when they don't have a place to stay. Emergency shelters (such as women's shelters) are primarily meant for those fleeing an abusive relationship, sexual abuse or domestic violence. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

 

Homeless shelters are temporary places to stay, usually meant for homeless people. Usually located in downtown areas, they are similar to emergency shelters. The main difference is that homeless shelters are usually open to anyone, without regard to the reason for need. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

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The website of the Region of Waterloo has a list of shelters in the Waterloo Region. more
ON, Canada
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*Provides emergency shelter to youth between the ages of 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness in our community. *The agency operates two 24 hour shelter ... more
Cambridge, ON, N1R 8E3 Map
16 - 24 years
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A charitable human service agency that currently serves more than 42,000 low-income women, men, youth and children annually through 19 programs. Inspired by ... more
51 Charles St. E., Kitchener, ON, N2G 4R3 Map
519-742-8327
All ages
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The program strives to respond, in a meaningful way to the needs of the most abandoned of our city’s poor and homeless people. These needs include the basic ... more
ON, Canada
All ages
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Provides a complete range of preventative and supportive interventions for children, adolescents and their families who are coping with behavioural, emotional ... more
285 Benjamin Rd, Waterloo, ON, N2J 3Z4 Map
519-884-1470
Up to 18 years
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*Offers youth a safe alternative to living on the street. *Open 24/7 *Provides assistance with family reintegration, family support, runaway prevention, ... more
41 Weber St. W, Kitchener, ON, N2H 3Z1 Map
519-749-2450
12 - 15 years
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*Shelter for homeless young mothers *Provides a safe home for women between the ages of sixteen to twenty-five who are pregnant, or who have a child in their ... more
109 Young Street, Kitchener, ON, N2H 4Z2 Map
519-571-0722
16 - 25 years
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*YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo's 60-bed emergency shelter for women (16 and older), transgendered people, and families who are homeless. *Parents of either gender ... more
84 Frederick St., Kitchener, ON, N2H 2L7 Map
519-744-0120
All ages
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To maintain the health and safety of street youth by providing hot meals, food hampers, clothing, hygiene products, crisis counseling, referrals and advocacy ... more
242 Queen Street South, Kitchener, ON, N2G 1W3 Map
519-742-2788
12 - 25 years
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The ministry funds many programs and services to help women and their children live free of domestic violence. These programs and services are delivered ... more
ON, Canada
16 years and up
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