For over 60 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.
Our Emergency Shelter on James Street North 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.
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.
Mission Services is proud to have been selected by the City of Hamilton to deliver Housing First programming to single homeless men. Housing UP! is a new program which launched in April of 2020. 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 in the 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! is a key member of Hamilton’s homelessness serving system and participates in coordinated access and contributes to achieving the goal of eliminating homelessness.
“I’m so glad the shelter was here for me and that they helped me find housing of my own.” – Austin
Address: 325 James St N, Hamilton (intersection of Barton St and James St N)
Phone: (905) 528-7635
Men's Services receives funding from the City of Hamilton.