Emergency Shelter

Nipissing Transition House is a 20 bed, accessible shelter, that provides a safe and supportive environment for women 16 years of age and older, and their children, fleeing abuse. We are not able to offer accommodations to males 16 years of age and older. If you have a male child who does not qualify for admission, please speak to shelter staff for possible options.  At our shelter, families share a bedroom with each other, while single clients share a bedroom when required. Cribs are available for children 2 years of age or younger, bedrails for older children, and we follow safe sleeping practices based on Health Canada guidelines. We also have a main living room, a dining room, kitchen, playroom, laundry room, and fenced-in back yard with play equipment, and a designated smoking area.

While staying at the shelter, support and crisis counselling is available and safety planning is prioritized. Due to the housing crisis in North Bay, we do not have a definite, predetermined length of stay; however, all women are expected to be actively looking for housing while they are here. Women are supported in their searches by Nipissing Transition House staff. While staying at the shelter, referrals to other appropriate agencies are available as is advocacy when needed.

Emergency transportation can be provided, as needed, to get someone safely to the shelter for admission. Please call the 24 hour Help Line at 705-476-2429 to make these arrangements. All services are free of charge.

If you are in need of admission to the shelter, please call 705-476-2429 for an assessment. If the shelter is at capacity, referrals will be made to other area shelters until room becomes available and assistance will be provided to get you to safety.