Cambridge Shelter Corporation expanded an “Out of the Cold” program that ran in local churches during winters and turned it into The Bridges, a facility that now includes a year round emergency shelter, a drop-in centre, and 20 affordable, transitional, bachelor apartments. It is designed to offer a continuum of housing services, and to offer a wide variety of supporting programs to help clients address the issues facing them to move forward.
Cambridge Shelter Corporation operates a daily drop-in centre, Welcome Aboard, where most of the programs and services are delivered. As well, we have forty emergency shelter beds for men and women sixteen years of age and older, and three family shelter units for families who find themselves homeless. We also administer the twenty bachelor apartments which provide full-time support to those transitioning from the shelter to the community.
Cambridge Shelter Corporation believes in a “whole person” approach to serving clients and works in partnership with many other agencies, both in our Region and across Ontario, to ensure that our clients have access to the services they need to achieve personal success.