Emergency Housing Support, Shelters and Free Meals

For information on Shelters and Homelessness Programs in our community contact the City of Greater Sudbury's Coordinator of Shelters and Homelessness 705-674-4455 ext 3805.

If you are homeless and require support, please contact the Homelessness Network:

Housing Support to connect you with services to return to permanent housing:


Intake to register you with services provided by the Homelessness Network:

705-280-7888 or 705-673-9576

Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) 

The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) offers financial assistance to help a person or family establish a residence in the community.  This fund can also be used to help individuals or families at risk of homelessness due to:

  • facing eviction,
  • disconnection of utilities, 
  • unsafe or unaffordable accommodations. 

Maximum amount of assistance within a 24 month period:

  • $900 for a single person or couple with no children
  • $1,600 for a family with children


  • CHPI is available to Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients and low income persons. 
  • Individuals and families with low income who are not on OW or ODSP can apply through the Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury

Funds may be available for rental arrears, utility arrears, utility connection fees, or last month’s rent deposits for persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness:

  • Ontario Works and ODSP recipients contact the OW office: 705-675-2411
  • Low income earners contact the Centre de Sante Communautaire du Grand Sudbury: 705- 618-8810

Emergency Shelters

A number of emergency shelters located in the downtown core provide a safe place to stay as you search for a more permanent home.  All are located within walking distance to the transit bus terminal and free meal kitchens. 

  • Off The Street low barrier shelter provides shelter for adults of all genders ages 16 and older (200 Larch Street). As a low barrier shelter, OTS will not turn away people who are under the influence. However, security will conduct bag checks, and no drugs, alcohol or weapons will be permitted on the premises.
  • Cedar Place provides emergency shelter for women ages 18 and over and families with children (261 Cedar Street).

Free Meals

Organization Meals and Services Days/Hours of Operation
The Elgin Street Mission
344 Elgin St.
  • Daily breakfast and supper
  • Laundry and shower facilities 
  • Other drop in center services 
Open seven days a week
  • Monday to Friday: breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday: brunch from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Daily supper from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

The Blue Soup Kitchen Café 
344 Elgin St.

  • Hot afternoon meals
Closed on weekends
  • Monday to Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sudbury Action Centre for Youth (SACY)
95 Pine St.
  • Youth program dinner/meals
  • Monday to Friday: 5 pm

Homelessness Network and Outreach Services

People needing help to obtain or keep housing can be assisted by the Housing First Case Managers from these agencies in our community that are part of the Homelessness Network.

Agency Address Phone Number Service
Centre de Sante Communautaire 
du Grand Sudbury
307 Cedar St.
Sudbury ON P3C 1X5



Intake and assessment

Housing First case management

Housing Support

John Howard Society 204 Pine St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 1X5
705-673-9576 Intake and assessment
Housing First case
Association des jeunes de la rue 307 Cedar St.
Sudbury, ON P3B 1M8
705-675-6422 Street outreach
Elizabeth Fry Society 204 Elm St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 1V3
705-673-1364 Housing First case
N’Swakamok Native
Friendship Center
110 Elm St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 1T3
705-674-2128 Housing First case
Sudbury Action
Center for Youth
105 Elm St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 1T3
705-673-4396 Housing First case