As of 1:00pm on Sunday, April 19, 2020 the Drop In Centre location will be temporarily closed. In collaboration with our community partners, we have been working towards coordinating our services to support our more vulnerable community members. This has also created the opportunity to be able to bring staffing resources together to continue the work we need to do.
Along with our partners at the County of Wellington and Wyndham House, we have been able to place individuals that are homeless into approximately 75 local hotel rooms (Interim COVID Shelter).
As a community we have also opened the Supported Isolation Centre which has capacity to care for anyone who is homeless that needs isolating due to awaiting COVID-19 screening results, or has a positive COVID-19 test. Referrals are only received through the Guelph General Hospital or the COVID-19 Assessment Centre (151 Victoria Road N.).
We have also collaborated with our downtown partners to ensure that meals are handed out each day at 11:00am and 6:00pm at the front of the Royal City Mission (RCM) (50 Quebec St.).
We want to thank the community for all of your generous food donations! We will continue to be open at the Drop In Centre from 1:00pm-3:00pm each day to accept these donations. This food helps to prepare the meals each day for all of the individuals at the Interim COVID Shelter (ICS) and the individuals downtown at the Royal City Mission (RCM). Meals are being served daily at the Royal City Mission each day at 11:00am and 6:00pm.
If you need shelter, please contact:
1. Adult (25+ years) WEEKDAYS
Monday-Friday, 7:00am-10:30pm: call the Interim COVID Shelter (ICS) at (226) 962-3269.
2. Youth (16-24 years) WEEKDAYS
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm: call (226) 962-3574.
3. All Ages OVERNIGHT & WEEKENDS
Call Here 24/7: 1 (844) 437-3247