A Path To Ending Homelessness in Guelph-Wellington
Stepping Stone helps individuals and families experiencing homelessness step forward on a path toward securing permanent housing in Guelph-Wellington through housing focused programs and individualized support.
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
Our Housing Stability team offers the support, encouragement, and advocacy you need to transition into a sustainable housing solution.Learn More
Grace Gardens Construction Update
Like many construction projects, our Grace Gardens Permanent Supportive Housing project has been delayed as a result of supply chain issues. Our dream of a 2022 opening has changed slightly with a new move in target of February 2023! It’s going to be a great year – we can see the finish line and cannot […]Learn More
RIDE for Refuge 2022 on October 1st
Looking to have some fun, get some fresh air, AND make a difference this year? Look no further! The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly bike and walk fundraiser that supports local charities that help people seeking refuge from danger, hardship, and abuse. The event will be held on October 1st, 2022. To find out […]Learn More
Renovations Underway at Grace Gardens
Construction at Grace Gardens is officially underway! Demolition of the space began earlier this week, and we feel so thankful to be moving into the next phase of this Permanent Supportive Housing project. As per the original plan, the front office area of the former motel has been torn down as a result of the […]Learn More