I need housing

YSB offers free basic necessities to youth who need food, clothing, shelter and care.

Downtown Services and Drop-in

Visit the Downtown Services and Drop-in. We will provide food and clothing, as well as access to medical services, showers, laundry facilities, and more. Staff can also help you find a safe place to spend the night.

Phone: 613-241-7788 x 300 or 400

Housing and Shelter

Emergency Shelters
These shelters serve young people aged 12 to 20, 365 days a year.

Click here to find out more information about the Young Women's Shelter (613-789-8220)

Click here to find out more about the Young Men's Shelter (613-907-8975)

Transitional Housing

The Transitional Housing program provides eligible youth with semi-independent, supportive, affordable, semi-furnished bachelor apartments for up to one year.

Click here to find out more information about the Transitional Housing Program for young women.

Click here to find out more information about the Transitional Housing Program for young men.

Click here to find out more information about how to apply.

Long-Term Housing Program
Youth aged 16 to 21 who require support to live independently can get more information about the program and how to apply by contacting the program coordinator. Click here to find out how to apply to the Long-Term Housing Program.


Housing and Trusteeship Program

The Housing and Trusteeship Program helps youth find and maintain safe housing — we focus on emergency shelter services, but we can help you find longer-term solutions, too.

Phone: 613-241-7913 ext. 331


Youth Health Clinic

Our Youth Health Clinic provides easy access to free health care services, such as medical, dental and sexual health clinics at our downtown drop-in. Youth can also get help with mental health issues and addictions.

Phone: 613-241-7913 ext. 222

Social Assistance Eligibility Estimator

Ontario has two social assistance programs for people in financial need: Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program. The Eligibility Estimator is a quick way to find out if you might qualify for one or both of these programs. It takes about 2 - 5 minutes.