Emergency Shelter

Nipissing Transition House is a 20 bed 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. Our shelter has 11 bedrooms including two larger bedrooms and an accessible bedroom. If you are a single woman, there is a real possibility that you will have to share your bedroom with another single woman. Families stay in the same room with each other. Cribs are available. We also have a main living room, a dining room where everyone eats family style, a kitchen, playroom, laundry room and fenced in back yard with play equipment.

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 if 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.