Programs & Resources

Grand River Community Health Centre (GRCHC)

Provides community-based primary health care and offers a range of services to support the emotional, physical and social needs of individuals 

Brantford Downtown Outreach Team (BDOT)

BDOT provides outreach supports and harm reduction supplies within the Brantford downtown community

Shelter Health Clinics

This program is focused on providing primary care for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Soar Community Services

Provides our community with support in the areas of Employment, Housing, Justice, and Addictions and Mental Health

GRCHC Mobile Clinic

The mobile clinic is intended to address non-emergent
needs of individuals experiencing homelessness
who have limited access to other services

The Mobile Clinic visits a variety of locations across Brantford every week

GRCHC Outreach Station

Monday-Friday 9 am to 4 pm Drop-by the front doors at GRCHC (363 Colborne Street, Brantford ON) to pick-up snacks, drinks, naloxone and other essential items! 

Homelessness in our Community

In April 2021, community partners participated in Brantford-Brant’s Point-in-Time Homeless count and survey.

Participation Support Services - Supportive Housing

For individuals with physical disabilities & complex care needs.  Personal Support Workers on site 24/7 to provide assistance with activities of daily living

Community Needs Assessment - Haldimand Norfolk 2022

Community Needs Assessment Report for Haldimand-Norfolk (2022)

Family programs

Nova Vita

Nova Vita works to end interpersonal violence and abuse by supporting individuals and families 

Margot's Place

Margot's Place is an inclusive non-profit program providing support and services to moms in the Brantford area.

BCHS Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence (SADV) Care Team

The SADV program is for people who have experienced sexual and/or domestic (intimate partner) violence.

Youth Programs

Station House

Station House offers a safe place to stay and a structured environment for young people between 15 to 17 years of age


Cornerstone House offers two separate programs, a 10-bed shelter and a Transitional Housing Program. For people between 18 and 29 years of age

Gender Affirming Care

Gender Affirming Clinic

Offers services to individuals (18+) with issues related to gender identity and expression, including gender expansive, trans and non-binary identities

Emergency Shelter


If you or someone you know does not have anywhere to stay and are in immediate need of shelter - call or email at the link below (after hours options available)


The Emergency Housing Program is a short-term housing support program that provides brief support in a motel for those facing homelessness

Food Resources

Brantford Food Bank

The Brantford Food Bank intake office is open to serve those in need of an emergency food kit every Tuesday-Friday by appointment only

Soup for the Soul

Soup for the Soul gives all people the opportunity to a free, nutritious meal and social support services

Salvation Army Food Bank (Brantford)

33 Diana Avenue
Brantford, Ontario N3T 0C2

Salvation Army Food Bank (Paris)

25B Dundas Street West
Paris, Ontario N3L 1E9

Brantford Blessing Centre

The Blessing Centre is a Community Food program that offers free daily takeout meals and grocery services

Preventative Programs

Harm Reduction programs

A place where people can exchange needles and syringes as well as other equipment for safer drug use.

RAAM Clinic

Rapid Access Addiction Medicine - Providing Mental Health and Addictions Care Through Teamwork, Technology and Integration

Safe Opioid Supply (SOS)

The BBSOS program is part of a harm reduction approach to care, and is focused on supporting clients to reach their own goals. Participants must qualify.

Provincial & Canada-wide Resources

Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

A national movement of individuals, organizations and communities working together to end homelessness in Canada.

Covenant House

Covenant House is the largest agency in Canada serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk. 

Good Shepherd Ministries

Offers a broad range of compassionate programs and services to enhance the quality of life while inspiring hope and promoting human dignity.