S.H.I.F.T. is committed to the health and safety of participants as well as staff and volunteers. Specific expectations regarding cleaning and the use of PPE are implemented under the direction of the local public health authority.

Provides safe, respectful and welcoming overnight accommodation, meals and outreach supports to those experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity in South Simcoe. Facilitates connection to other services and resources in the community. Three programs offered: Emergency Overnight Shelter, Outreach and Daytime Drop-In Centre

Outreach: A Housing-Focused program offering mobile supports throughout South Simcoe to individuals, couples and families experiencing or on the verge of homelessness, providing access to life saving resources, supplies, referrals, and supports through brief case management.
  • Access to basic needs, personal hygiene, and harm reduction supplies, as well as access to food and food resources.
Emergency Overnight Shelter (available November to April): Serving men, women and youth nightly during the winter months, with access to a safe, warm bed, food, shower, basic needs and supplies, harm reduction supplies and onsite supports and resources to assist in finding temporary or permanent housing solutions.
  • Capacity of eight beds per night
  • Intake required for admission
  • No late entries
Daytime Drop-In Centre (available November to April): Open to men, women and youth experiencing homelessness and food insecurity daily, with access to shower, food, basic needs and supplies, harm reduction supplies and computer workstation for participant use. Staff are onsite to assist with accessing resources and to provide necessary supports towards reaching housing goals.
  • Access to basic needs, harm reduction supplies, food, shower, housing-related supports and computer workstations
Program hours are subject to change and may vary depending on need. Call or email to confirm program availability. All programming is primarily based out of a building located at 123 Victoria St. W. The space is a fragrance-reduced environment.

Accepting donations. Visit for donation list. Arrangements must be made prior to dropping off donations. Contact office for more details.
Additional contact: Katie Begley, Volunteer Coordinator,
16 year(s) and up
  • Overnight Shelter offered to individuals and couples experiencing homelessness, with no housing alternatives
  • Substance use/abuse, mental health issues, etc. are not an impediment to stay; however, zero tolerance for use of substances on property during stay
  • Participants must be able to manage their behaviours and self in order to be admitted
  • Application Process
  • Shelter: Register in person on location
  • Outreach: Call 705-890-8173
  • Daytime Drop-In Centre: Drop in during operating hours
  • Office
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    Mailing Address
    PO Box 662, Station Main
    Alliston, ON, L9R 1V8
    English, French, Other language translators accessible upon request
    Jazmin Khan, Program Coordinator
    Phone: 705-435-7293 ext 304
    Executive Director
    Jenifer Pergentile
    Phone: 705-435-7293 ext 301
    Documents Required
    No documents required
    Fully Accessible - Accessible shelter room available with ramp to entry
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    Community Connection, 211 Central East Region Contact Centre
    Last Updated On
    April 26, 2023
    123 Victoria St W
    New Tecumseth, ON, L9R 1L7
    Cross Street: Elizabeth St and Victoria Street W
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    Hours of Operation
    Outreach: Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm (Year round)

    Shelter: Mon-Sun 7:30 pm-8 am (Nov-Apr) Shelter Registration: Mon-Sun 7:30 pm-9:30 pm (doors close at 9:30 pm, no late entries)

    Daytime Drop-In Centre: Sun-Sat 10 am-6 pm (Nov-Apr)
    Service Area(s)
    • Adjala-Tosorontio
    • Borden CFB
    • Bradford West Gwillimbury
    • Innisfil
    • New Tecumseth
    • Vanessa