Community Resources

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In From the Cold

540 Montreal Street

In From the Cold Emergency Shelter

The In From the Cold Emergency Shelter can house up to 35 men and women, 25 years and older.
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Lily's Place

333 Kingscourt Ave.

Lily's Place

Emergency shelter for families.
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Housing Help Centre

540 Montreal Street

Housing Help Centre

The Housing Help Centre offers one-stop housing assistance.
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Supportive & Transitional Housing

Supportive & Transitional Housing

Furnished, rent-geared-to-income housing for single adults, 16 years and older
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Kingston Youth Services

Kingston Youth Services Hub

Offering programs for those 16-24 years of age.
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One Roof

620 Princess Street

One Roof

A community centre for youth.
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Kingston Shelters

Kingston Youth Shelter
234 Brock St. (map)
613-544-3200 ext. 2246

Open 24 hours a day-7 days a week. Emergency overnight shelter for youths up to 24 years of age. Food laundry, phone & referrals.

Kingston Interval House
613-546-1777 | 1-800-267-9445

Open 24 hours a day, offers a safe shelter for women 16 yrs and over and their children. Abuse includes threats, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, and physical assault. If there is room, women in housing crisis can stay.

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Food & Grocery Services

Partners in Mission Food Bank
140 Hickson Ave. (map)

Can supply groceries once a month to people who need food. First-time users: please call and book a morning appointment with an intake worker. There is often a waiting list, so call before your food is gone. The pick-up is between 3-4pm, Monday to Friday. You must bring one piece of photo ID.

Loving Spoonful

Loving Spoonful builds community around good food across Kingston and area, providing programs and championing policies that build capacity in the local food system. 

Contact Loving Spoonful to find out more about where you can get fresh food! (also see ‘Local Food Market Stands’ on the What We Do page)

Martha’s Table
629 Princess St. (map)

The Dining room is open for Breakfast from 9-11 and Lunch 12-2 Monday to Friday.  Take out window is open 7 days a week from 12-2.  Meal Delivery is available Monday – Friday for people that can not leave their homes.  For more information visit  or call 613-546-0320

The Good Food Box
263 Weller Ave. (map)

Buy fresh fruit and vegetables at wholesale prices. Depending on the host site you purchase from, money is collected up until the 2nd Thursday of each month. Boxes are available for pickup on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Available year-round!

St. Vincent de Paul Society
84/85A Stephen St. (map)

Provides food in emergency situations once a month. Free used clothing and household items and assistance with utilities. Hot lunch. Open Sept-June 9am-1pm (Mon-Fri); July/August 9am-Noon, Tues ONLY.

Salvation Army Family Services
342 Patrick St. (map)

Offers emergency groceries to families in need. By appointment. Income and expense statements are required for emergency assistance

Lunch by George
129 Wellington St. (map)

Five days a week. 50 weeks a year. Opens at 9:00 AM with coffee and snacks, serving soup at 10:00 AM and a hot nutritious lunch at 11:00 AM.

St. Paul’s Kingston
137 Queen St. (at Montreal) (map)

The Parish Hall is open from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Students from Queen’s host The Good Times Diner, offering fellowship and a hot meal to all who come.

Food Security – Voucher Program
82 Sydenham St. (map)

Each Tuesday morning, except in July and August, a team of empathetic listeners meets with people living in poverty. They hear their stories, offer them coffee, and dispense food vouchers. Participating grocery stores accept the vouchers as cash, and then send the tapes to us for reimbursement. The value of the vouchers varies according to need, but ranges from $25 to $40.

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Other Support Resources

Kid’s Help Phone

Canada-wide crisis and information line for children. Services in English and French

Parent Support Line
613-565-2467 ext. 2

Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Parent Support Line is a free and confidential non-medical service, providing support to parents and caregivers concerned about issues related to parenting, child development and child behaviour. We provide emotional support, encouragement and suggestions, and are here to answer your parenting and child development questions.

Sexual Assault Centre
613-544-6424 | 1-888-544-6424

Support line and crisis intervention for survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault. Counselling also available.

Addiction & Mental Health Services
24hr Crisis Line | 613-544-4229

Offers crisis intervention to individuals to help them become active members of society. If required, a mobile unit may respond.

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Landlord & Tenant Board

The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) resolves:

  • disputes between residential landlords and tenants
  • eviction applications filed by non-profit housing co-operatives


The LTB also provides information about its practices and procedures and the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants under the Residential Tenancies Act.

Social Housing Registry
613-546-2695 ext. 4769

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The Registry manages applications for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) assistance for the 17 housing providers participating in the centralized waiting list.


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