Leeder Place Family Shelter is the only family shelter in York Region. This LEED certified building has 15 rooms and a capacity of 60 individuals. We provided shelter and support to over 103 families and 418 individuals at Leeder Place in 2015.

“The numbers that are reported here are unique individuals served at each shelter.  However, we see larger numbers of homeless individuals at each shelter because people experience chronic homelessness due to factors such as a lack of affordable housing in our Region.  This means that some of the individuals we serve have no choice but to return to our shelters due to systemic barriers.”

Clients at Leeder Place Family Shelter

We provide the following services for families staying with us:

  • Support to find and maintain affordable housing
  • Accommodation and food
  • Help with school placements for children
  • Supportive counselling
  • Assessment
  • Referral to appropriate treatment programs and community services
  • Assistance to obtain identification
  • Connection and mediation with landlords
  • Budget/financial planning
  • Service referral
  • Assistance with housing search