What We Do

Shelter House Thunder Bay (Thunder Bay Emergency Shelter Inc.) provides barrier-free sleeping accommodations for 62 men, women and youth, 365 days of the year. Our organization and facility practice non-partisan views and are tolerant of individuals who are often discarded by society. We believe everyone has tremendous potential. Only in working together can we create a positive change in the lives of those we serve.

Community is at the heart of our mission—providing basic needs, dignity and comfort to people living in poverty and stimulate action to address the root cause of homelessness. We support our community through three programs:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Feeding Program
  • Kwae Kii Win Managed Alcohol Program.

Take a peek at our 2019 Impact Report here. 

Our Approach

Using a person-centered approach, we help individuals formulate a plan to reach their personal goals, it can include anything from obtaining housing or learning basic life skills. In addition to supports, our harm reduction approach allows us to meet everyone who comes through our doors with kindness, and understanding, no matter what their situation is.

The Reality

Poverty and Homelessness in Thunder Bay