|Description (Service)||The Lighthouse operates an overnight, year-round Emergency Shelter Program serving 50 adults and 8 youth. Anyone seeking emergency shelter can drop in or call the intake line. If seeking Emergency Shelter, the call or visit must be from the person seeking emergency shelter. The Lighthouse uses a diversion and triage model to register the most vulnerable individuals first.
Staff works with Participants to develop housing goals and plans. Also assists to facilitate access to support wellness, medical needs, housing, spiritual well-being, ID and other community support services to ultimately exit the program into safe housing in the community.
The Orillia Overnight Warming Centre operates as a life-saving measure for the purpose of providing shelter to marginalized people who are experiencing homelessness and may also suffer from issues related to substance use, mental health, physical and/or cognitive disabilities and other issues related to poverty and marginalization. The Centre is OPEN when the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit declares an extreme cold weather warning of -15 degrees or -20 windchill.
Location: Orillia Community Church, 64 Colborne St E
Hours: 9 pm-7 am
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Daytime Warming Centres are open for anyone in need of getting out of the cold during the day.
Location: The Orillia Recreation Centre, 255 West Street S
Hours: Mon-Sun 7 am-8 pm
Location: The Orillia Public Library, 36 Mississaga St W, Orillia
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10 am-8 pm, Fri 10 am-6 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 1 pm-4 pm
*These locations are not open on holidays.
|Hours||Mon-Sun 24 hours|
|Application||Emergency Shelter Program services can be accessed from a variety of sources including self-referral, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), community partner referrals, and institutional discharge planning through hospitals, Correctional Services and other facilities.
Call or walk-in
Address and Location
|Address & Map||
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|Intersection||Front St and Queen St|
|Physical Access||Not Accessible - Shelter|
|Office Phone||705-329-2265 ext 1, Adult Shelter ; 705-329-2265 ext 2, Youth Shelter|
|Social Media|| Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lighthouse-Christian-Ministries-Orillias-Soup-Kitchen-Shelter/215851248505580
|Primary Contact||Donna Godfrey, Volunteer Supervisor; Phone: ext 120; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Contact||Trish Holloway, Operations Manager; Phone: ext 101; Email: email@example.com|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Donna Godfrey, Volunteer Supervisor; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Executive||Linda Goodall, Executive Director; Email: email@example.com|
|Mailing Address||75 Queen St E
Canada L3V 8M2