For over 65 years, we’ve given men a safe place to stay while helping them to rebuild their lives and find permanent homes for themselves and their families. Join us in working to end homelessness.

Emergency Shelter

Our Emergency Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We serve men-identifying people over the age of 18. 

The shelter has 58 beds and will not turn anyone away during a cold alert. Most months the Emergency Shelter is at or near capacity.

As of August 2023, the shelter has moved to 400 King Street East between Victoria Ave N and West Ave N. The phone number remains the same.

Our Philosophy

We at Men’s Emergency Services are committed to providing men with housing focused support, and harm reduction.
We recognize that stable and secure housing is the foundation for an individual’s well-being. We prioritize individuals in securing immediate shelter while working towards long term housing.
Our trauma informed approach strives to understand the whole of an individual who seeks our services.

Supportive Housing

Mission Services also helps to support people in finding and staying in affordable housing.

Under the Addiction Supportive Housing program (ASH), funded by the Local Health Integration Network, rental units in the community are available to people who are homeless or inadequately housed and who are attending or have already graduated from an addiction recovery program. Alongside our partners at The Canadian Mental Health Association, Mission Services staff provide supportive, compassionate care to assist people with their recovery goals and remain housed.

Housing UP!

Mission Services is proud to have been selected by the City of Hamilton to deliver Housing First programming to single homeless men. Since the program launched in April of 2020, Housing UP! has continued to grow and has developed strong community partnerships to help individuals succeed in maintaining their housing. The program adheres to the principals of Housing First and employs evidence based best practices.

Housing UP! supports individuals experiencing episodic and chronic homelessness to improve their housing status by obtaining safe, affordable, and stable housing within the Hamilton community. Once housed, Case Managers maintain ongoing contact to support them with their transition to independent living and to achieve their wellness goals.

Housing UP! services are delivered by a team of well trained, experienced staff who are committed to delivering high quality housing services to some of the most vulnerable members of the community. Housing UP! participates in coordinated access and is a key member of Hamilton’s homelessness serving system that contributes to achieving the goal of eliminating homelessness.

Our Philosophy

We at, Housing UP! support individuals experiencing homelessness not only finding appropriate housing but also maintaining their placements. Through collaboration with programs, agencies and community partners, we work towards accomplishing unique goals, building relationships, capacity, recovery and family reconciliation. Our trauma-informed approach strives to understand the whole of an individual who seeks our services. We connect program participants to services and opportunities by providing them with ongoing supports, encouraging positive changes and offering them choices where they can rebuild their lives. We believe in second chances, empowerment and independence.

“I’m so glad the shelter was here for me and that they helped me find housing of my own.” – Austin

Contact 

Address: 400 King Street East, Hamilton (between Victoria Ave N and West Ave N)

Phone: (905) 528-7635

Men's Services receives funding from the City of Hamilton.

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