The Out of the Cold emergency shelter will reopen for the 2022/23 season on November 15 under the management of Choices for Change. The shelter continues to be located at the Lakeshore United Church in Goderich.
Individuals experiencing homelessness, who would like to participate in the Enumeration Project and/or be added to the By-Name List, are encouraged to reach out, between November 29 and December 3, to any Huron County support agencies such as, Choices for Change, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), or Ontario Works, or they can visit any Huron County Library branch, or call 519.525.5922.
In recognition of National Housing Day (Canada) on November 22, the County of Huron has released Be Part of the Solution, a public awareness campaign to support the sharing of resources surrounding homelessness and housing instability in Huron. Learn more at www.HuronCountyConnects.ca/Heart-To-Home.
Opening November 15th, the County of Huron’s Huron Out of the Cold: Heart to Home emergency shelter offers wrap-around supports for homeless individuals in Huron County, including staff specially trained in trauma informed care, substance use, and mental health services. The emergency shelter will be located at Lakeshore United Church in Goderich and will be able to accommodate up to 15 individuals per evening, with meals provided, for the cold weather season.
The County is working towards the creation of a dispersed, or scattered-site, model of supportive housing. Supportive housing aims to reduce or eliminate the need for emergency and cold weather shelters by providing individuals in-need with a home that includes year-round wrap-around supports and services.