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Homelessness Prevention

Shelter Services

Are you, or someone you know homeless, or at risk of homelessness? If you are in need of emergency shelter, services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Shelter for Men (Aged 18+)
Vincent Place Men’s Shelter
222 Albert Street EastSault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 2J4
(705) 253-2770
www.vincentplacessm.ca

Shelter for Women, Youth & Families
Pauline’s Place Non-Profit Homes
923 Queen Street EastSault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A
(705) 759-4663
www.paulinesplace.com

10 Year Housing and Homelessness 

The 10 year Housing and Homelessness Plan aims to address affordable housing and homelessness throughout the complete housing continuum; including homelessness prevention, emergency shelters, transitional housing, supportive housing and affordable rental and/or home ownership.

Homelessness Prevention Team

The Homelessness Prevention Team provides a Housing First approach with wrap around intensive housing based case management to those who are experiencing homelessness and those who are at risk of homelessness. 

A new waitlist category for subsidized housing now exists. This waitlist category accepts referrals from shelter, jail and hospital and follows up accordingly with each. The waitlist was created to prioritize safe, affordable housing for participants. 

Since its inception in 2014, this new category has housed approximately 60 clients and has had only 9 individuals either stop their participation in the program, find alternate housing, or get evicted.

The HPT team is now working with Built for Zero Canada to tweak the current process with a goal of aligning within the national plan to end homelessness. Our community, thanks to the HPT is extremely close to achieving ‘functional zero’, which is defined as being reached when the number who are homeless, whether sheltered or unsheltered is no greater than the monthly housing placement rate.

In 2019, the HPT team was awarded the Local Municipal Champion Award from the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association.

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