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Finding Emergency Accommodation

Below is a list of temporary shelters for individuals or families who find it necessary to leave their normal living arrangements for short periods of time in times of stress, emergency or transition.If in crisis and need to speak to someone call the 24hr crisis line listed. All services are confidential.

For a list of women's shelters across Canada go to


Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services
Tel:  519-438-0068
24hr Crisis Line: 1-800-605-7477
Offer emergency shelter for First Native women and their children who are at high risk of abuse in the family home. If in crisis contact the 24hr crisis line.

London Abused Women’s Centre
Tel.  519-432-2204
24hr Crisis Line: 519-642-3000
A feminist organization that provides counseling, advocacy and support to abused women.

Mission Services of London, Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter
42 Stanley Street, London
Tel.  519-673-4114
Offer shelter only to women from age 16+ and their children (under 16) who are homeless and in need of temporary emergency accommodation.

Women's Community House
101 Wellington Road, London
Toll Free Line: 1-800-265-1576
24hr Crisis Line: 519-642-3003
This is a high-security shelter for abused women and their children from London and surrounding areas as well as from the country.

Women’s Rural Resource Centre
145 Beech Street, Strathroy
Tel. 519- 246-1526
24hr Crisis Line:  1-800-265-5390
Provide education, prevention and support services for women and their families impacted by abuse in Middlesex County.

Unity Project, Crash Beds Program
717 Dundas St., London, ON
Tel.  519- 433-8700
Beds are available on an first come first serve basis with registration opening at 5:30 p.m.  Anyone using a crash bed for the night also has access to showers, meals and clean clothing, if required.

Mission Services of London, Men's Mission
457 York Street, London
Tel.  519- 672-8500
Offer shelter and transitional housing for homeless men from 16 years of age

Salvation Army, Centre of Hope
281 Wellington Street, London
Tel.  519-661-0343
Hostel units that provide shelter and transitional housing for homeless single men and women over 16 years of age.

Unity Project
717 Dundas Street, London
Tel.  519-433-8700
For homeless men and women over 18 years of age. Offer shelter and transitional housing for singles and couples with 24-hour support, peer support and counseling. Food and clothing provided.


The drop-in centres listed below is a place to go have a hot home cooked lunch, feel safe, do laundry, take a shower, socialize, participate in programs, or simply find some quiet space. If in crisis call the 24hr crisis line.

Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services
Tel:  519-438-0068
24hr Crisis Line: 1-800-605-7477
Drop-in centre for members of the Aboriginal community.

Merrymount Children’s Centre
1064 Colborne Street, London
Tel.  519-434-6848
A family support service providing a range of residential (temporary accommodation for children) and non-residential services to children aged infant through 12 years and their families who are experiencing periods of stress, crisis or transition.

My Sister's Place
534 Queens Avenue, London
Tel.  519-679-9570
Toll Free Line: 1-877-859-0352
24hr Crisis Line: 519-433-2023
Drop-in centre for women only from age 16+ and their children (under 16).

Youth Action Centre
332 Richmond Street, London
Tel.  226-777-0116
Drop-in centre for youth 16-24 years of age and offers transitional and affordable rental housing units.


The Supportive Housing listed below provide programs, services and support for male from 18 years of age from addictions and conflict with the law.

St. Leonard's Society of London - 2 Locations
266 Egerton Street, London
108 King Edward Street, London
Tel.  519-850-3777
A male offenders transitional residence from 18 years of age. Provide programs, services and support for those in conflict with the law.

Mission Services of London, Quintin Warner House
477 Queens Avenue, London
Tel.  519-434-8041
Alcohol and drug rehabilitation recovery home for men 18-60 years of age with aftercare stay up to one year.


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