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Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; Drop In Center ; Welcome In Drop In Corporation
Office Phone 519-837-0080
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Candace Wrixon, Manager of Housing Programs
Volunteer Coordinator Emmanuel Asanya, Drop In Manager
Primary Executive Gail Hoekstra, Executive Director
Description (Site) Across from Guelph Farmers Market
Site Location Guelph-Downtown Area
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
23 Gordon St
Guelph, ON N1H 4G9
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Intersection Gordon St and Nottingham St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Provides food, shelter and basic necessities of daily living.
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: the Drop In Centre location is temporarily closed as of Sun Apr 19, 2020 at 1 pm. Meals are handed out each day at 11 am and 6 pm outside the front doors of the ROYAL CITY MISSION (50 Quebec St, in downtown Guelph).

Call 519-837-0080 prior to dropping off donations. Due to precautionary measures, only food donations and new/unopened hygiene items are currently being accepted.

For anyone in need of shelter, call 519-837-0080, send a message on Facebook, or speak with staff at Royal City Mission (11 am or 6 pm) for assistance.

Meals, friendship, support and guidance on a drop-in basis. Services include:
* emergency assistance with rent arrears, utility disconnection and discretionary help as required to maintain housing for low income individuals and families
* access to social services - outreach workers from Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington, Guelph Community Health Centre
* assistance with foot care
* emergency shelters for adults and families
* supportive housing complex
* support workers, Specialized Outreach Services (SOS)
* nursing support - Guelph Community Health Centre

LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program): assessment for eligibility to receive assistance with heating bills; program runs all year
Hours COVID-19 -- Drop In Centre location is temporarily closed
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility People in need of guidance and support services due to issues of mental illness, isolation, and economic marginalization
Application Call or visit centre for assistance
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1983
Funding Grants ; Donations ; United Way
Service Categories Drop In Centres for People at Risk ; Homeless Shelter ~ Families ; Homeless Shelter ~ Men ; Homeless Shelter ~ Women ; Podiatry/Foot Care ; Rental Deposit Assistance ; Senior Meals ; Street Outreach Programs ; Supportive Housing for Homeless People ; Utility Assistance