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Open Window Hub – Help for Those Experiencing Homelessness

City services | February 7, 2022

Winter is a difficult time for those facing homelessness in our City. Mississauga’s Open Window Hub (OWH) is a resource and information centre that offers support to individuals and families across the city who are experiencing homelessness and/or mental health issues.

At the OWH, individuals will find a qualified social worker who can put young people and adults in touch with treatment, housing and employment services to help them ease back into the community.

Showers are also available free of charge at most community centres.

Locations and hours of operation

Civic Centre – C Café (through February 28)
300 City Centre Dr., Main Floor [map]
Tuesday to Friday – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lunch and light snacks provided each day starting at 12 p.m.

Starting in early March, the C Café location will be moving to the Mississauga Valley Gymnasium, 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.. Contact the Open Window Hub for more information.

Port Credit Memorial Arena
40 Stavebank Rd. N. [map]
Wednesday – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Other resources

For assistance, contact the following resources to seek support:

Region of Peel Street Helpline: Call 1-877-848-8481 if you or someone you know is at immediate risk for homelessness. Help is available 24 hours a day.

For additional homeless or at-risk support, call the Region at 905-791-7800 or toll free: 1-888-919-7800 or visit www.peelregion.ca . Services include emergency and transitional shelters, street outreach, support series and help to find permanent housing.

Food Banks: Call 211 or Region of Peel at 905-971-7800 or visit www.peelregion.ca. There are programs that distribute free groceries or vouchers to eligible individuals and families on low incomes.

Transitional Housing: Call Services and Housing in the Province (SHIP) at 905-795-8742 for transitional housing support. Transitional housing is a temporary, supportive type of housing. It offers structure, supervision, support and life skills to help people go from homelessness to permanent housing.

Mental Health Supports:

  • Distress Centre Peel at 905-278-7208
  • Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868
  • Youth Mental Health Crisis Response Service (EveryMind) at 905-278-9036
  • Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700
  • Youth Mental Health Crisis Response Service at 416-410-8615

For more information, contact the Open Window Hub at 905-615-3200, ext. 3541.

Staff at Mississauga Library's Open Window Hub are on hand to provide resources to those experiencing homelessness

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