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2.7. Emergency Housing


Ontario Works Effective Date: March 1, 2022 
Topic: Application    Replaces: July 1, 2009
Subject: Emergency Housing Policy No. H.2.7. 



As the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services board covers a wide geographic area outside of the region of Sudbury, many services, such as Emergency Housing are located within Sudbury’s city limits, with the following exceptions: 

In the District of Manitoulin: 

Haven House Women’s Shelter – (705) 377-5160
P.O. Box 181
Mindemoya  P0P 1S0

  • Therapeutic group for women living in violent relationships.
From the Chapleau area, refer to: 

Chadwic Home – 1-800-461-2242
P.O. Box 1580
Wawa  P0S 1K0
(705) 856-2020


  • Emergency shelter for women & children in crisis (abuse, housing crisis, etc.), support groups
From all other areas, please consider referring to the following in the City of Greater Sudbury: 

Salvation Army – (705) 560-4947

  • Single males and family units with a male head of the family
  • The Salvation Army will provide emergency housing for 2 - 14 days. Staff at the Salvation Army determines the length of stay. Should the applicant/participant return to the office within the 14 day period, he should be referred back to the staff at the Salvation Army. 

Genevra House – (705) 674-2210 

  • Single females and family units with a female head of family.
  • Genevra House provides a Crisis Centre and Transition House for battered women in addition to providing shelter for homeless persons. 

Foyer Notre Dame – (705) 675-6422 

  • Youths age 16 and 17 deemed homeless