Open Window Hub

For July and August only, the Open Window Hub will be relocated to the Mississauga Valley Community Centre (beside the library) every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Open Window Hub is a resource and information centre designed to support and empower individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or mental health issues, or both, within the City of Mississauga.

The Open Window Hub is available at:

Supported by:

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Showers

You can use showers at the following recreation locations in the city:

Individuals can obtain a no cost Shower Access Pass at the reception desk during daily operating hours. Hours will vary by location and are subject to change. Contact or visit the facility for details.

Contact information

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. If you or someone you know needs assistance, contact the following resources to seek support.

Open Window Hub 905-615-3200 x3541

Veroy Clarke, Community Development Coordinator, Central Library
905-615-3200 x3824 or 437-233-7584
veroy.clarke@mississauga.ca

Avery Cartwright, Outreach Worker, Open Window Hub
437-245-6787
avery.cartwright@mississauga.ca

Helpline

Whether you’re in need or worried about someone, call the Region of Peel Street Helpline at 1-877-848-8481. The helpline is available 24 hours a day to support the homeless.

Other resources

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.

Warming Centre: Inn From The Cold provides a dedicated space to keep people alive during dangerous weather. The program is open December 15 to March 31 from 9 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. Call 647-678-8985 or visit www.westedge.org/warming-centre for more information.

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

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
  • EveryMind’s 24/7 Crisis Response Service at 905-278-9036
  • Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700