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!!
Due to community generosity we are only in need of the clothing items shown on our Inn Needs list.. We have limited storage space. If you have clothing items not on our list please take your items to the Mission Thrift Store,who has an arrangement with us to access any items through them.
We are still in need of food and laundry supplies, please see below how to donate these items as all access doors are locked to the public at this time, please call ahead to make arrangements for drop off of
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Registered Charity Number 807524467RR0001
Inn out of the Cold is funded in part by the United way
IThank you to the following funders:
City of St Thomas
Westminster College Foundation
St Thomas-Elgin Community Foundation
London-St Thomas Association of Realtors
United Way Simcoe-Muskoka
(Reaching Home Grant)
As well as all the generous community supporters