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Organization: Drop In Centre  
Phone Numbers: 519-837-0080
23 Gordon St
Guelph, ON
N1H 4G9
Intersection: Gordon St and Nottingham St
Location: Guelph-Downtown Area
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am-3 pm
Executives: Gail Hoekstra - Executive Director
Public Contacts: Melissa Holland - Utilities Assistance
Service Description: Provides food, shelter and basic necessities of life for socially disadvantaged individuals.

Low cost meals, friendship, support and guidance on a drop-in basis * serves two meals a day (light breakfast and snacks) Services include:
  • emergency assistance with transportation costs and baby needs
  • access to social services - outreach workers from the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington, Guelph Community Health Centre
  • assistance with foot and hair care needs
  • emergency shelters (for women and children, men) by referral from the Drop In Centre
  • support workers, Specialized Outreach Services (SOS)
  • nursing support - Guelph Community Health Centre
  • long-term supportive housing
  • Last Months Rent Fund assists individuals to obtain housing by providing financial assistance required for last month's rent deposit and / or HALF of required hydro deposit

The Drop In Centre will phone landlords and other services to advocate for individuals requiring housing support or assistance with utilities.

Union Gas Winter Warmth Program: will assess individuals for eligibility to receive assistance with heating bills; program runs all year

Fees: None
Application: Call or visit centre for assistance
Eligibility / Target Population: Individuals in need of guidance and support services due to issues of mental illness, isolation and economic marginalization
Languages: English
Area Served:
Guelph ; Wellington County  
See Also: Financial Assistance for Rent and Utilities
Hospitality Meals
Shelters and Drop-in Centres for Adults

This information was last completely updated on February 26, 2018

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