Four Elms Emergency Shelter
Crisis Centre North Bay's Four Elms Emergency Shelter accepts men, women, and children into the homeless shelter on Cassells Street. Once at the door, clients' immediate needs are addressed. A meal is offered, as is a shower and a clean bed.
Once clients are settled in, our resource staff assists in resolving the crisis that brought them to the shelter. Goals are set, and both staff and client work together to find funding, housing and counseling if needed. Crisis Centre assists by linking clients to supports to resolve the immediate crisis -- but also to assist in the long term.
Crisis Centre North Bay began with one residence trying to meet the needs of the homeless of North Bay. It still provides that service through the Four Elms Residence at 1675 Cassells Street. Crisis Centre North Bay also administers other residential Programs.
The Futures Residence provides a life-skills based transitional housing unit for young persons aged 16 to 24.
Non-residential programs operated by Crisis Centre include:
- The Nipissing Supervised Access Centre providing supervised visitation space for custodial and non-custodial parents in North Bay, Mattawa and Sturgeon Falls.
- The Nipissing Attendance Centre assists at-risk young people in trouble with the law, in North Bay, Parry Sound, Huntsville and Sturgeon Falls to young persons in conflict with the law.
- The Community Transitional Housing Program assists individuals and families to find and keep safe affordable housing.
- Our 24-Hour Crisis Line offers confidential listening, support and referral services for all members of the community.
Funding for these programs is provided through the Province of Ontario (Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Attorney General), the Government of Canada (Correctional Services Canada) and the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board.