Homelessness

DNSSAB is not an emergency service, if you feel your life is in danger or you need emergency services. Please Call 9-1-1.

 

Homelessness & Emergency Shelter Services

District-Wide Unsheltered Persons Response:

If you are aware of individuals living unsheltered who may need support, please reach out to True Self to respond:

 

True Self Peer Outreach Support Team (POST)

Sunday to Saturday 8am to 8pm - (705) 498-9482*

* For after-hours calls (8pm-8am) please leave a message indicating the location of the site and the number of people living there.

 

For individuals looking for shelter, please contact Crisis Centre North Bay:

 

CCNB - Emergency Shelter Crisis Line - 24/7 - (705) 474-1031

Coordinated Access Nipissing (CAN)

If you or someone you know is in need of Emergency Shelter Services, the first step is reaching out to a Coordinated Access Point

Coordinated Access Nipissing (CAN) is a shift in the way that community agencies support people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.

 

Individuals and families can call or visit any of the agencies listed below for more information on referrals, supports, and services to help them find or keep their home. You will be asked to complete a Common Intake and Consent form, and may be asked for further information to support your housing journey. People who are currently homeless can choose to add their name to the By-Name List (BNL). The By-Name List (BNL) is a registry of everyone who is homeless in the District of Nipissing. This list is used to assess individuals and households based on their current situation.

 

As services, supports, and housing options become available individuals and households will be matched based on their needs and overall eligibility.

1. Access Points

Visit, Call or email a CAN Access Point

  • Aids Commitee of North Bay and Area (ACNBA)
  • Crisis Centre North Bay (CCNB)
  • Low Income People's Involvment of Nipissing (LIPI)
  • North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre (NBIFC)
  • True Self Debwewendiziwin Program
  • Canadian Mental Health Assosciation of North Bay and Disctrict (CMHA)
  • District of Nipissing Social Services (DNSSAB)
  • Legion Service Bureau
  • The Gathering Place
  • Brain Injury Association of North Bay Area (BIANBA)

2. Triage

  • Complete an Intake
  • Make sure Individuals are safe
  • Address basic needs (food, water, medical attention)
  • Assist with preventing homelessness

3. Assessment

Speak with individuals to learn more about their needs, barriers, wants and goals.

4. Match

Match and refer to appropriate & available supports, services and housing.

5. Follow-Up

Once housed: regular check-ins and support.

Access Points


☏ 705-474-1031
Crisis Centre North Bay - Emergency Shelter
Hours of Operation:
24/7
☏ 705-358-5901
Crisis Centre North Bay - Low Barrier Shelter
Hours of Operation:
8:00 PM-8:00 AM Daily

 

☏ 249-493-6180
Canadian Mental Health Association
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00
PM


☏ 705-497-3570
AIDS Committee North Bay and Area
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Closed for lunch 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

 


☏ 705-474-2151 Ext. 45588
Homelessness Prevention Services
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
8:30 AM-4:30 PM

 

☏ 705-472-8650
Legion Services Bureau
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
8:15 AM-3:45 PM


☏ 705-472-1337
Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM-2:00 PM


☏ 705-474-4058
Nipissing First Nations True Self Debwewendizwin Program
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
8:30 AM-4:30 PM



 

☏ 705-474-2811
North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
8:30 AM-4:30 PM


☏ 705-474-7687
The Gathering Place
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
8:30 AM-4:30 PM


☏ (705) 478-8664
Brain Injury Association of North Bay and Area
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
8:30 AM-4:30 PM


☏ 705-474-7859
The Salvation Army
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Built for Zero

Beginning the end of homelessness in Canada

DNSSAB is a proud sponsor of Nipissing District Homelessness and Housing Partnership's See the Person campaign.

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