Connecting with the Support You Need
Stepping Stone is your first point of contact to connect with support workers and services that will help you transition from emergency shelter to permanent housing.
Learn more about Stepping Stone and our commitment to eliminating all homelessness in Canada by partnering with communities across the country in the national change effort, Built For Zero.
Eliminating Homelessness with Housing-Focused Programs
In partnership with the County of Wellington, The Drop-In Centre started the Stepping Stone Shelter in 1985 to provide beds to those without shelter.
Today, homeless shelters across Canada have been transitioning from traditional emergency shelters to housing-focused services, in an effort to end chronic homelessness through long-term housing solutions.
Individuals and families housed through our housing focused programs
Individuals supported and sheltered in our 24/7 program
Individuals supported at our Overnight Emergency Shelter
Individuals residing at our permanent supportive housing project
Individuals connected with through our Housing Focused Outreach program
Adults and families experiencing chronic homelessness currently on the By-Name List
Prevention & Diversion
If a situational crisis is leaving you concerned about sustaining a safe shelter for yourself or your family, we can act quickly to get the support you need.Learn More
Housing Focused Outreach
Our Housing Focused Outreach worker visits locations to engage and build relationships with individuals and families who are rough sleeping or currently experiencing homelessness in our community.Learn More
Our shelter support programs provide adults and families experiencing homelessness with a shelter bed and access to basics, such as meals, hygiene items, and showers.Learn More
A Home for the Holidays
An emergency campaign is being launched today by the Housing Locator for Guelph & Wellington County called “A Home for the Holidays” – the aim of the campaign is to source 20 market-rent units (a combination of rooms, studios, bachelors, multi-bedrooms) that will house the region’s homeless and at-risk. The campaign seeks to engage with […]Learn More
We’ve changed our name!
Exciting news! On November 15, we officially changed our name from Welcome In Drop In Centre to Stepping Stone! Our new name will better align with our mandate to address homelessness in Guelph-Wellington. Stepping Stone was chosen because it is also the name of our first shelter, established under the leadership of our founder, Sister […]Learn More