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
St Leonard's 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)
Nova Vita works to end interpersonal violence and abuse by supporting individuals and families
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.
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
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
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
Harm Reduction programs
A place where people can exchange needles and syringes as well as other equipment for safer drug use.
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 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.