Service: Emergency Overnight Shelter Program, S.H.I.F.T

Record #: ALL0553
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 21 Nov 2023


Description (Service)
  • Provides overnight shelter, year-round to individuals and couples experiencing homelessness
  • Provides access to housing, employment search, community supports, food, and meals
  • Short-term, housing-focused program
  • Limited shelter beds may be available
  • Staff provide 24/7 support
  • The program is intended to bridge the gap between entering homelessness and moving into safe and sustainable housing
Donations and Volunteering:
  • Please call or email first
  • Financial contributions can be made at www.shiftforgood/ways-to-give
  • Volunteers and / or meal makers interested in joining us can email volunteer.coordinator@shiftforgood.ca
Staff and volunteers work collaboratively to serve adults and youth (16+), of all genders including transgender people, couples and others who cannot access other local services under harm reduction principles. The EOS program is available for up to 10 service users per night, 7 days a week. The focus of the program is on provision of shelter while providing resources for community-building.

Service Details

Hours Operates Mon-Sun 24 hours
Hours of Operation:
Overnight Shelter: Mon-Sun 7 pm-8 am
Intake: Mon-Sun 10 am-8 pm
Daytime drop-in: Mon-Sun 10 am-6 pm
Areas Served Adjala-Tosorontio ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Essa ; Innisfil ; New Tecumseth
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up Individuals and couples, of all genders, experiencing homelessness with no housing alternatives,16 year(s) and up. Needs will be assessed upon intake.
  • Substance use/abuse, mental health issues, etc. are not an impediment to stay; however, zero tolerance for use of substances on property during stay.
  • Participants must be able to manage their behavior and self in order to be admitted.
Application Register in person on location or by calling 705-435-7293.
Languages Other language translators accessible upon request
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community New Tecumseth
Address & Map
123 Victoria St W
New Tecumseth, ON
Canada L9R 1L7
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - Accessible shelter room available with ramp to entry

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-435-7293
Fax 705-417-2390
E-Mail jenifer.pergentile@shiftforgood.ca
Website https://www.shiftforgood.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/SHIFTforgood1
Instagram Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shift.for.good
LinkedIn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/shiftforgood
Primary Contact Candace Gordon, Donor Relations and Stewardship Officer; Phone: 705-970-7149; Email: Candace.Gordon@shiftforgood.ca
Alternate Contact Jenifer Pergentile, Executive Director; Phone: 249-288-1491; Email: jenifer.pergentile@shiftforgood.ca
Mailing Address PO Box 662, Station Main 
Alliston, ON 
Canada L9R 1V8

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