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Find a shelter

We provide support to people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.
Our services include emergency and transitional shelters, street outreach, support services and help to find permanent housing.

Call 905-450-1996 to get shelter today.

If you need a safe place to stay, our shelters are always just a call away.

We have a no turn-away policy and will find a place for everyone, even if your circumstances are difficult.

Our shelter options include spaces for youth, family, adults and people fleeing violence or abuse. Call 905-450-1996 to find the best shelter for you from the several locations available across Peel, including in both regionally managed and community-run shelters.

You can also contact community-run shelters in Peel directly at the numbers below.

If you are fleeing violence or abuse

If you are in immediate danger, call 911 now.

For shelter support, call one of the following:

If you are a youth between the ages of 16-24

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
Tell Us You're Coming

Cawthra Shelter
2500 Cawthra Road, Mississauga
Tell Us You're Coming

Peel Family Shelter
2420 Surveyor Rd., Mississauga
Tell Us You're Coming

Brampton Queen Street Youth Shelter
3458 Queen St. East, Brampton
Tell Us You're Coming

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 are 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.

The Region has four emergency shelters in Brampton and Mississauga and two transitional housing facilities 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.

In Peel, we have the following transitional housing:

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

Drop-in services

Nelson St. Drop-In (Closing December 31)

Hours: Open Saturday to Friday from 1 to 9 p.m.
Location: 14C Nelson Street West, Brampton, L6X 1B7

Nelson St. Drop-In is a warm place to stay for those who are at risk or are experiencing homelessness.

Nelson St. Drop-In offers these immediate and long-term services and supports:

  • Washrooms and a cot, if needed
  • Phones
  • Computer and internet services
  • Light meals
  • Healthcare and harm reduction services
  • Referrals to income, employment, and housing supports

Other services