Partners of Shelterlink

City of Stratford

City of Stratford logo

“The City of Stratford provides assistance for people who need help with income, housing, child care and more.  The City is the local Service Manager for provincial programs such as Ontario Works, Public/Social Housing and Childcare Services. The City serves people that live in Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County.”

To learn more about the City of Stratford housing options, please follow the link below!

  • Ten-Year Housing & Homelessness Plan 2017 Annual Report 
  • Ten-Year Housing & Homelessness Plan 2016 Annual Report
  • Ten-Year Housing & Homelessness Plan 2015 Annual Report
  • Ten-Year Housing & Homelessness Plan 2014 Annual Report
  • Ten-Year Housing & Homelessness Plan for Stratford, Perth County and St. Marys

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services logo

“The Ministry of Children and Youth Services:

  • makes it easier for families to find the services to give kids the best start in life,
  • makes it easier for families to access the services they need at all stages of a child’s development,
  • and helps youth become productive adults.”


Stratford General Hospital

Huron Perth Healthcare-Alliance-Stratford General Hospital
The Huron-Perth Healthcare Alliance provides services to Huron, Perth and north Oxford and Middlesex counties.  Services include acute medical and surgical, complex continuing care, emergency, maternal child, mental health, and rehabilitation.


Perth County Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative

The Perth County Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative provides financial assistance to homeless people, helping them obtain and retain housing.


United Way of Perth-Huron

United Way Perth Huron

United Way Perth-Huron strives to understand community’s most difficult issues and needs to mobilize the community into action to deliver a positive difference.  Our focus is to help people move from poverty to possibility, help kids be all that they can be and to build strong communities. United Way collaboratively leads as a funder, partner, convener, advocate, incubator and researcher for nearly 50 partners, programs and projects. United Way brings many non-profits, municipalities and organizations together to solve multidimensional problems by empowering helpful change for individuals and families to not just survive but to thrive and contribute.

At Stratford Perth Shelterlink, our mission is to assist homeless youth and those at risk of becoming homeless. We do more than just assist in finding them a warm safe bed — we are actively working with youth to assist them in their pursuits, through education and skills development supports. We were recently the recipients of a grant through the Emergency Community Support Fund in conjunction with the local Stratford Perth Community Foundation. The grant allowed us to purchase laptops and upgrade our internet and purchase supplies for skills development programming. The staff and youth at the shelter are thrilled they will be able to carry on with education and pursue employment opportunities during the pandemic.

Stratford Perth Shelterlink are the proud recipients of a $7000 grant from the Emergency Community Support Fund with the assistance of the local Stratford Perth Community Foundation.

The grant was much needed support to our local Living Options for Youth and Emergency Community Placement Program which assists homeless youth, or those at risk of experiencing homelessness, during COVID 19.  COVID 19 cancelled a major fundraiser for our organization so we are grateful for the assistance to allow our programs to continue and our shelter to remain operational 24 hours a day.

Next Fundraising Event:

Coldest Night of the Year

Shelterlink Fundraising Events:

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Shelterlink Wish List

We could use your help! Shelterlink is in need of the following items for the Living Options for Youth program. Please consider donating.

  • Fans for the summer!
  • Single bed mattress covers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Non-perishable goods
  • Laundry soap
  • Laundry baskets
  • Towels
  • Dish soap
  • Single Bed Sheets
  • Grocery Gift Cards
    • to buy fresh items for our Breakfast Program
  • Staples Gift Cards
    • to buy much needed school and office supplies
  • Quarters for Laundry
    • $0.25 x 4 = 1 load

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