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We provide support to people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

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Our services include emergency and transitional shelters, street outreach, support services and help to find permanent housing.

If you need a safe place to stay, or access to shelters, call 905-450-1996

It’s our policy to never turn a person away. Even if your situation is challenging, we will find you a place.

There are shelters for youth, family, adults and people fleeing violence or abuse. Contact us to find the best shelter for you from the several locations available across Peel, including in both regionally managed and community-run shelters.

Community run shelters

If you are fleeing violence or abuse

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

For shelter support:

If you are between the ages of 16 to 24

Our Place Peel
3579 Dixie Road, Mississauga

If you are a single female age 25 or older

Ellen House
30 Ellen St, Brampton

If you are youth, family, single adult or a couple


Wilkinson Shelter
15 Wilkinson Road, Brampton
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Cawthra Shelter
2500 Cawthra Road, Mississauga
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Peel Family Shelter
2420 Surveyor Rd., Mississauga
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Brampton Queen Street Youth Shelter
3458 Queen St. East, Brampton
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Staying at a shelter

Anyone in crisis needing shelter can stay at a shelter in Peel. Shelters in Peel are safe and have 24-hour staffing and support from qualified professionals.

If you're transgender we can place you at the shelter where you will be most comfortable.

While you are at the shelter, we will work with you to develop a case plan to help you, including applying for Ontario Works.

Peel Region has 4 emergency shelters in Brampton and Mississauga and a youth transitional housing facility in Mississauga. Other agencies also provide emergency shelter for women and children in Brampton and Mississauga. We'll help you find one when you call us.

Transitional housing

Transitional housing is a temporary, supportive type of housing. It offers structure, supervision, support, and life skills to help people go from homelessness to permanent housing.

Peel Youth Village Transitional Housing is for people between the ages 16 and 24.

To find out if you may be eligible for transitional housing, call Services and Housing in the Province (SHIP) at 905-795-8742.

Other information

The Peel Outreach team is a responsive, mobile, multi-disciplinary team that meets people where they are at, people who are homeless or who feel they may become homeless The team works in partnership with community agencies to provide support, advocacy and referrals to help people with their basic needs.

Call the Street Helpline: 1-877-848-8481

The team includes:

  • Mental health support staff
  • Substance use harm reduction staff
  • Family transitional outreach staff
  • Housing support worker

Referral and advocacy is available for:

  • Housing
  • Emergency shelter
  • Employment
  • Mental health and addictions supports

Other services