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
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
Grace Gardens Receives Federal Funding
Words cannot describe how it feels to officially announce the Federal Government’s support of $6.4 million towards the Grace Gardens Permanent Supportive Housing project. Grace Gardens (formerly known as the Parkview Motel located at 721 Woolwich in Guelph) will provide 32 individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness in Guelph Wellington a safe and affordable place […]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