Community Resources

Mental Health and Addiction Resources

Crisis Resources

A crisis is defined as a period of intense difficulty or trouble. In these time of emergency there are a number of places you can go for help:


There are a number of shelters in Kingston that provide temporary accommodation for men, women and children. Below is a list of some of the shelters in Kingston.

  • Kingston Harbour Light Men’s Shelter — 8 bed emergency shelter for up to 5 days. Offers bed, hot meals, shower, and laundry facilities
  • Kingston Youth Shelter - offers a variety of services to homeless/precariously housed youth between the ages of 16-24

Transitional Housing

  • Ryandale Transitional Housing — Affordable accommodation for up to one year for seven individuals who have demonstrated the desire and ability to achieve independent living
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    • Email: @email
  • Dawn House Women’s Shelter — 24 hour emergency temporary shelter for up to 45 days. Offers counselling, basic necessities, information and referrals, computer access, housing assistance, client advocacy, and public education

Support for Family Members

  • Family Resource Centre — provides information and support to family and friends of persons with mental health concerns