Homelessness in Guelph-Wellington

The Current State of Homelessness in Guelph-Wellington


Homelessness includes a range of living situations, which shift Shelter Usefrequently. In Guelph and Wellington, individuals/families experiencing homelessness are rarely found sleeping on the streets. They tend to stay hidden from the public eye – couch surfing at a friend’s apartment, hiding in an abandoned barn, or staying at a local shelter. They stay for a few days or weeks and then move along, sometimes to different communities. To learn more about homelessness in our community, we encourage you to check out the following resources:


Housing FirstHousing First

Housing First‘ is a recovery-oriented approach to ending homelessness that centers on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing and then providing additional supports and services as needed. Housing First is a core element of the 20,000 Homes Campaign. To learn more about Housing First, including a local Housing First pilot, take a look at the following: