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Short-Term Shelter Program

The Short-Term Shelter Program helps those who are experiencing homelessness Grey County. Individuals or families who enroll in the program will connect with a coordinator to assess needs.

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How to Apply

To contact the Short-Term Shelter Program, call 2-1-1.  2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

  • Alternate contact channels include:
    • Calling Grey County Housing directly at 519-376-5744 (regular business hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays).
    • Texting the Short-Term Shelter Program at 226-407-4996 during business hours (same as above).
    • Emailing the Short-Term Shelter Program at STSP [at] (STSP[at]grey[dot]ca).
    • Visiting the Grey County Administration Building (595 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound) OR Grey County Social Services Satellite Office (286 10th Street, Hanover, ON)
    • Speaking with a support worker in the community and asking for help.

How it Works

A Grey County coordinator will support clients in finding safe, short-term housing options. If there are no safe options available, short-term shelter may be provided in a local motel. 

Coordinators will continue to work with clients to ensure their needs are met and to create a plan for finding stable housing. On-site support services may also be provided as needed.

More Information

For more information about the Short-Term Shelter Program, call 519-376-5744 or email STSP [at] (STSP[at]grey[dot]ca).

Grey County

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  • 595 9th Ave East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3E3
  • (519) 376-2205 | 1-800-567-4739