Emergency Shelters

There are three emergency shelters that provide temporary accommodations for residents of Windsor and Essex County who are experiencing homelessness. People in need of emergency shelter must contact one of the shelters listed below who will assess for eligibility; provide information about their intake process; and offer supports to people while in shelter, including help finding permanent housing. Transportation may be provided for Essex County residents who are eligible for emergency shelter services.

Welcome Centre Shelter for Women and Families

500 Tuscarora Street, Windsor
(pet friendly)

Salvation Army

For Single Men
355 Church Street, Windsor

Downtown Mission 

For Single Men and Single Women
875 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor


Leamington Emergency Shelter Program​

Pilot Project (for singles/families requiring shelter in Leamington)
Eligibility Criteria: Confirmed employment in area, children attending nearby school or vital service connections/supports in Leamington area
226-787-8805 (staff available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to receive referrals)

Phone: For general information call 311. For detailed inquiries call 519-255-5200 ext. 5294.
Fax: 519-256-7107
Email: sshousing@citywindsor.ca