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Emergency Shelter Catalogue

 

 

Argus Residence for Young People: Young Men
Wellington Street, Cambridge

Regular capacity: 10 beds

Overflow: 1 sofa

Serves: Males/Trans, Ages 16 - 24
 Staff to resident ratio: 1:10  (+1 overflow)
 Room types: Private

Accessibility:   Not wheelchair accessible but equipped with grab bars in bathrooms

Onsite amenities:

  • Backyard green space access
  • Parking
  • Storage lockers
  • Showers
  • Computer (with internet access)
  • Shared cable TV
  • Shared telephone
  • Laundry

Neighbourhood information: 

  • Public transit
  • Urban neighbourhood
  • Grocery store
  • Convenience store
  • Coffee shop/restaurants
  • Community support agencies
  • Retail shopping

  

 

 

Argus Residence for Young People: Young Women
William St., Cambridge

Regular capacity: 10 beds 

Overlow: Beds available in main floor common area

Serves: Females/Trans, Ages 16 - 24
 Staff to resident ratio: 1:10
 Room types: Private and shared

 Accessibility: No accessibility features

Onsite amenities:

  • Parking
  • Showers
  • Computer (with internet access)
  • Shared cable TV
  • Shared telephone
  • Laundry

Neighbourhood information: 

  • Public transit
  • Urban neighbourhood
  • Convenience store
  • Coffee shop/Restaurants
  • Parks/Recreation facilities
  • Outdoor trails
  • Library
  • Retail shopping

 


 

 

 The Cambridge Shelter

Regular capacity: 58 beds (plus infants and toddlers in playpens)

Overflow: 20 beds

Serves: Families and people, Age 16+

 Staff to resident ratio: 2:78 (low)

 Room types: Open area  (Females/Trans separated), family units

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible, elevator, ramps, grab bars in bathrooms, accessible entrance (at back), walk-in shower/bath tub

 Onsite Amenities:

  • Parking

  • Showers

  • Computer (with internet access)

  • Shared cable TV

  • Shared telephone

  • Laundry

Neighbourhood Information: 

  • Public transit

  • Urban neighbourhood

  • Convenience store

  • Coffee shop/Restaurants

  • Parks/Recreation facilities

  • Outdoor trails

  • Library

  • Retail shopping

 


 

House of Friendship - Charles Street Men's  Shelter 

Charles Street East, Kitchener

Regular capacity: 39 beds

Overflow: 12 cots
Serves: Males/Trans, Age 16+
Staff to resident ratio: 6:51 (high), 3:51 (low)  
Room types: Shared

Accessibility: No accessibility features

Onsite amenities:

  • Backyard/ green space access
  • Parking
  • Storage lockers
  • Showers
  • Shared cable TV
  • Shared telephone
  • Laundry
  • Library

Neighbourhood information: 

  • Public transit
  • Urban neighbourhood
  • Grocery store
  • Convenience store
  • Coffee shop/restaurants
  • Parks/recreation facilities
  • Outdoor trails
  • Library
  • Community support agencies
  • Hospital
  • Retail shopping

 


  

 

Lutherwood Safe Haven Emergency Shelter 
Weber Street West, Kitchener

Regular capacity: 9 beds

Overflow: 1 bed

Serves: Youth, Ages 12 - 17

 Room types: Private

Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Grab bars in bathrooms

 Onsite amenities:

  • Backyard/ green space access
  • Computer - no internet access
  • Parking
  • Showers
  • Shared cable TV
  • Shared telephone
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Personal bedroom locks

Neighbourhood information: 

  • Public transit
  • Urban neighbourhood
  • Convenience store
  • Coffee shop/restaurants
  • Parks/recreation Facilities
  • Library
  • Community support agencies
  • Retail shopping
  • Community centres

OneROOF Youth Servies Shelter
Queen Street Kitchener

Regular capacity: 17 beds

Overflow: 1 bed

Serves: Youth, Ages 16 - 25

Room types: Open area, (Female/Trans separated)

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible, elevator, ramps, grab bars in bathrooms, walk-in shower/bath tub,

 Onsite amenities:

  • Backyard/ Green Space Access

  • Parking

  • Storage lockers

  • Computer (with internet access)

  • Shared Cable TV

  • Shared Telephone

  • Laundry

  • Library

Neighbourhood information: 

  • Public transit

  • Urban neighbourhood

  • Convenience store

  • Coffee shop/restaurants

  • Parks/recreation facilities

  • Outdoor trails

  • Library

  • Community support agencies

 


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YWCA Emergency Shelter
Frederick Street East, Kitchener

Regular capacity: 60 beds

Overflow: 6

Serves: Families with children incl. father-led families and same sex parents,single women and transgendered persons ages 16+

Staff to resident ratio: 3:60 (high)  2:60 (low)
 Room types: Private, shared, family units

Accessibility:

  • First floor wheelchair accessible
  • Grab bars in bathrooms
  • Accessible entrance
  • Walk-in shower/bath tub
  • Elevator
  • Ramps, Visual fire alarm

  • Bed shaker/alert system
  • Telephone handset amplifier
  • Tactile floor plans (development phase)

 Onsite amenities:

  • Personal bedroom locks
  •  Backyard/green space access
  • Storage lockers
  • Showers
  • Computer (with internet access)
  • Shared cable TV
  • Shared telephone
  • Library
  • Laundry
  • Community room

Neighbourhood information: 

  • Public transit
  • Urban neighbourhood
  • Convenience store
  • Coffee shop/restaurants
  • Parks/recreation facilities
  • Library
  • Community support agencies
  • Retail shopping
  • Community centres
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