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:
Viviane or Andre at 705-618-8810

Intake to register you with services provided by the Homelessness Network:
Carole at 705-280-7888 or Grace at 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
  • $1600 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. 

Effective November 25, 2019

  • Off The Street low barrier shelter will provide shelter for adults of all genders ages 18 and older (200 Larch Street)
  • Cedar Place will provide emergency shelter for women ages 20 and over and families with children (261 Cedar Street)
  • Foyer Notre Dame will provide shelter for youth and ages 16 and 17 (307 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 
  • Acts as a 24 hour warming station during Extreme Cold
    Weather Alerts.
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.
St Andrew’s Place
Out of the Cold Dinners
111 Larch St.
  • Supper 

Open from November to April 

  • Every Friday 6 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
Corner Clinic/ Centre de Sante 344 Elgin St. (Samaritan
Center), Sudbury
(705) 673-3721 Intake and assessment
Housing First case
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

Centre de Sante Communautaire 
du Grand Sudbury

19 Frood Rd.
Sudbury ON P3C 4Y9
(705) 618-8810 Housing Support