At Street Help in Windsor, we lend a helping hand to those in need. We offer a variety of services to the homeless to provide them with an opportunity to start on the path to a better life.
We offer computers and internet services so the homeless can search for employment and housing. We assist those homeless clients who are not familiar with computers to set up a Facebook page to enable them to reconnect and stay in contact with family and their own social network.
We provide advice on how to navigate the government services that are available to assist them with the reintegration into the community as a model citizen.
Our homeless shelter supplies free sleeping bags, weather mats, back packs, socks, clothing, footwear, and coats. We supply separate shower facilities for women and men, as well as hygiene products. We also offer laundry service.
We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day to ensure no person ever leaves hungry. Our centre serves an average of 200 persons per day.
Our food bank issues daily “Dinner to Go” food parcels to individuals living on the streets, in cars, abandoned buildings, unheated garages, or wherever else they find to sleep. We distribute food to people who are “couch crashing” to ensure they are still welcomed by their hosts for a longer period of time, thus keeping people from ending up on the streets. We also offer dinner meal packs to homeless parents to enable them to share a meal when visiting their children at Children’s Aid.
Our doors are open every day of the year from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We do not shorten our hours or close on holidays. For example, Christmas dinner is always served on Christmas day, ensuring the homeless have a “home” to celebrate and congregate on special days. On emergency weather days we remain open 24 hours to ensure the homeless remain safe.