Emergency Shelter / Transitional Housing

Centre of Hope Hostels

Salvation Army, Centre of Hope
281 Wellington Street
519-661-0343 ext. 300

Hostels are for single men, women, youth, and apartments for families. Health services available. Fee is based on ability to pay.

  • Shelter
    • 144 dorm beds for men
    • 66 private rooms for men
    • 31 dorm beds for women
    • 26 private rooms for women
  • Food – 3 meals per day
  • Clothing
  • Medical Consultations
  • Spiritual Counselling
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Smoking Patios
  • Community Chapel Services & Meals Twice Weekly (Sundays & Wednesdasy 4:15pm)
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Several Lounges
  • Support Workers (24 hour staffing)
  • Community Referrals
  • Leisure Activities


Crash Beds Program

Mission Services of London
459 York Street

Women use front entrance, and men use rear entrance. Beds are available on a first come, first serve basis from 9pm to 7am daily for men and women 16 years and over with a serious mental illness.


Men’s Mission and Rehabilitation Centre

Mission Services of London
459 York Street

Emergency and lodging accommodation is available to men 16 years and over. A life skills program is offered to residents. Fee is based on ability to pay. The Men’s Mission is a 146-bed facility that serves as an emergency shelter for homeless men aged 16 and over and a residence for men who require longer term care and support. 111 beds are emergency beds. 35 are longer term Roger Smith Wing beds offered on a geared to income basis for persons unable to move back into the community on their own who need the support of meals prepared and laundry facilities available. In addition to providing shelter and meals, the Men’s Mission also offers rehabilitation counselling, chapel services, an after-hours emergency food service, and the Life Skills Program. Evenings, weekends and holidays when the London & Area Food Bank is not open the after-hours emergency food service is available. The food distributed comes from the London & Area Food Bank, the Women’s Auxiliary to Mission Services and donations from the public. Both self and agency referrals are accepted at the Mission.


Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter

Mission Services of London
42 Stanley Street

Serves women 16 years and over. who are single or with children. A life skills program is offered to residents. Fee is based on ability to pay. This branch of Mission Services of London is a 41-bed facility that can accommodate 20 women and 7 families. The length of stay varies from one day to several weeks.

At Rotholme, 24 hour emergency admission is provided for single women, age 16 and over, and families who:

  • Are homeless and in need of temporary emergency accommodation.
  • Are in crisis and require emergency shelter and care.

Special arrangements can be made for male-led single parent families. Caseworkers and a Child and Youth Worker provide crisis counselling and assist clients to re-enter the community. They refer clients to community agencies and help them plan an appropriate support system. Special service is offered to clients with mental health issues through referral to the Community Mental Health Program.

Self or agency referrals are accepted.

Unity Project

717 Dundas Street East

30 bed emergency shelter and transitional housing for singles and couples with 24-hour peer support and counselling. Food and clothing are also provided. 24 hour emergency admission.


Women’s Community House

101 Wellington Road
519-433-8700 (office)
519-642-3000 (24 hour Helpline)

Emergency shelter, second stage housing and transitional support for abused women and their children. Crisis line and counselling services. There are a total of 67 beds at the two shelter locations. While in the shelter, women can receive counselling and are offered programs such a, personal safety planning and moving toward a life free from violence. Specialized programs for children who have witnessed violence are also available. Family-style rooms are available for women and their children. There is a parent-relief (childcare) program so that women can attend groups, as well as scheduled relief times throughout the day.

Second Stage Housing: There are 25 self-contained apartments available for women and their children should they need longer-term accommodations. Women can stay in a rent-geared-to-income apartment for up to one year.


At^Lohsa Native Family Violence Services

343 Richmond Street, Suite 109
519-438-0068 (office)
1-800-605-7477 (crisis line)

Tahsahtaweyaht Shelter overnight shelter and food to single women.
Zhaawanong Shelter – 519-432-2270. Transitional housing for abused women and their children.