How we’re responding to COVID-19


October 5th, 2020

The Kingston Youth Shelter continues to operate at 113 Lower Union Street to provide youth the space to physically distance or self-isolate if needed. If you or someone you know is in need of immediate assistance, please contact the shelter directly at 613-549-4236 or visit 113 Lower Union Street. 

We have increased cleaning and sanitizing at our emergency shelter and transition homes. We continue to monitor residents for symptoms and send them to the appropriate locations for testing. We screen new residents and any essential visitors for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entry. 

Our Family Mediation Worker and Prevention Diversion Worker are meeting clients in-person as well as providing support to youth and families via video conference, phone, text, and email. Masks are worn for in-person meetings, hand sanitizer is provided, and physical distancing is practiced. 

If you are experiencing family conflict or difficulties at home, please contact our Family Mediation Worker, Vivienne. You can call or text them at 613-449-4803 or send them an email at families@kingstonyouthshelter.com.

If you are seeking housing assistance, facing eviction, or you need help navigating mental health/addictions support, please contact our Prevention Diversion Worker, Mitchell. You can call or text him at 613-449-2056 or send him an email at mitchell@kingstonyouthshelter.com.

For more information about our programs, please visit https://kingstonyouthshelter.com/programs. You do not need to be a resident at our emergency shelter to qualify for our support.

We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to the United Way KFL&A, the City of Kingston, and our generous donors for their continued support, especially during this difficult time.