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September 21, 2023

Huron’s Emergency Cold Weather Shelter to operate under new model for 2023/24 season

The County of Huron and Canadian Mental Health Association Huron Perth Addiction and Mental Health Services (CMHA HP) have entered into a service agreement for the third consecutive year to operate an emergency cold weather shelter in Goderich for the 2023/24 winter season. 

August 1, 2023

The County of Huron is developing more affordable housing in Huron.

The County of Huron is utilizing multiple funding sources to develop sustainable and accessible Affordable Housing in Huron County.

November 14, 2022

County of Huron developing more affordable housing in Goderich.

The County of Huron is taking action to address the need for more affordable housing units locally. Huron County Council has approved a development project for a 39-unit apartment to be located on Gibbons Street, in Goderich. 

October 24, 2022

County of Huron partners with Choices for Change Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselling Centre for the Out of the Cold emergency shelter.

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.

February 22, 2022

County of Huron issues Report to the Community on Homelessness

The County of Huron continues to work diligently in addressing the complexities associated with homelessness, poverty and housing instability in Huron County, and implementing both immediate and long-term solutions.

January 10, 2022

Huron Out of the Cold emergency shelter extends hours amid Omicron surge.

The Huron Out of the Cold: Heart to Home emergency cold weather shelter is extending its hours. See for hours.

November 22, 2021

County of Huron undertakes a Homelessness Enumeration Project and By-Name List.

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.

November 18, 2021

County of Huron releases Be Part of the Solution, a homelessness & housing instability education campaign.

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

November 3, 2021

County of Huron Reopens Emergency Shelter for Cold Weather Season

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.

October 25, 2021

County of Huron Explores Dispersed Supportive Housing Options

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.