YES Shelter for Youth and Families

Service: Youth Emergency Shelter of Peterborough

Record #: PET2255
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 30 Nov 2023


Description (Service) Provides shelter, education and transitional supports for youth and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • Operates a 30-bed emergency and transitional shelter for youth ages 16-24 and emergency housing for homeless families with children of any age
  • Shelter workers also assist in accessing emergency resources, housing search, income supports and other related youth needs
  • Operates a Food Cupboard for youth living independently and for families who have previously resided at the shelter
  • provides monthly access to a food box and clothing cupboard
See separate listings for details on other support and outreach services

Service Details

Hours Shelter: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Food Cupboard: Tue, Thu, Sat 12 noon-2 pm
Areas Served Peterborough ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Services for homeless families: no age restrictions. Family is defined as anyone with legal custody of a child 
Food Cupboard: youth ages 16-24 living independently or families who have resided at the shelter in the past year. Will collect demographic information at initial visit 
16 year(s) - 24 year(s);
Application Call or drop-in. Appointment may be necessary for other support services
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
196 Brock St
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9H 2P4
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Support services and food bank are fully accessible on lower level
Shelter residence has stairs, barrier-free shower and toilet

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-748-3851, answered 24 hrs or message will be returned promptly
Fax 705-748-6697
Social Media Facebook: 
Primary Contact Sarah Cornett, Shelter Manager; Email:
Alternate Contact Aimee Le Lagadec, Executive Director; Email:
Mailing Address 196 Brock St 
Peterborough, ON 
Canada K9H 2P4

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