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Homelessness means "no shelter, no food, no friends"

Homelessness is not just a problem in bigger cities. The problem exists in St Thomas and Elgin County as well. There are many local agencies that offer support to the homeless, but for a variety of reasons the homeless cannot always go to these agencies. The lack of emergency shelter for men and women was a growing concern in our community.

Before the creation of the Inn Out of the Cold there were no emergency shelters for adults 18 and up in St. Thomas and all of Elgin County. The lack of emergency housing often results in people having to leave their employment or quit their schooling in order to find housing in our area.

The Inn provides supplies such as shelter, hot meals, showers and clothing for up to 300 different individuals and families. Our program has expanded to serving men and women, some were needing warmth and shelter; others were needing clothing and personal items. All needed food.

We recognize that this is not a solution to the problem of homelessness but rather an aid to help cope with it.

Registered Charity Number 807524467RR0001

Shelter 8 pm to 8 a.m (8:30 pm to 7:30 am for guests.)

All online donation platforms deduct an administration fee from your donation. To ensure that 100% of your donation goes directly to the Inn, mail or drop off your cheque to 98 Centre St., St Thomas N5R 2Z7 or etransfer your donation to donations@innelgin.ca

135 Wellington St.,

St Thomas, On N5R 2R7

Executive Director, Lori Fitzgerald


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