Inn Out of the Cold St. Thomas-Elgin operates to assist local residents who find themselves in difficult financial and/or shelter related circumstances. . Access to personal care items and clothing is available to our guests.
Our Shelter Program (operating 8pm-8am daily) provides a breakfast, warm bed, showers, laundry services, access to clothing and personal care items and staff support nightly to those who have no safe place to sleep. We serve an average of 18 guests per night, up to a capacity of 30. Support for the shelter is comprised largely of community donations of money and needed items for operations as well as hospitality volunteers who assist our staff with meeting guest needs each morning and evening. Shelter Staff and a Systems Navigator work with guests to provide information and access to community resources and to reduce barriers to obtaining permanent housing. Community service providers work closely with the Inn to assist our guests with addressing challenges. We can’t say thank you enough for your support and encouragement as we all work towards creating a better future for those in our community!!
Donations for the Inn are welcome
8 pm to 8 am. All access doors are locked to the public at this time, please call ahead to make arrangements for drop off of needed items.
Please do not come if you are unwell. We so appreciate your continued support!
For financial donations please call 519-933-9895 to make arrangements or donate online at
DUE TO COVID-19
INN OUT OF THE COLD TAKE OUT COMMUNITY MEAL WILL BE AVAILABLE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GRACE CAFE MONDAYS- SATURDAY,
7:45am-noon WHILE SUPPLIES LAST AT GRACE CAFÉ (323 Talbot Street, St. Thomas)
*Entrees will either be cold or frozen and need to reheated in microwave/oven/toaster oven.
DURING COVID A DAYTIME DROP IN SERVICE AT 423 TALBOT (MARY ST ENTRANCE) OPERATES
8 AM - 8 PM
OVERNIGHT SHELTER AT 135 WELLINGTON ST. (CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH) FROM
8 PM-8 AM(8:30PM - 7:30 AM FOR GUESTS)