Housing Loss Prevention and Free Meals

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

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 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday: brunch from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Daily supper from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 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.