Kingston's newest shelter for women and families
Home Base Housing announces the opening of Kingston’s newest shelter – Lily’s Place – dedicated to assisting single women and families as they transition from homelessness to a home of their own. Renovations are currently underway to convert the former Bridge House into Lily’s Place, with space for up to 14 people.
Lily’s Place will provide women and families with temporary accommodations and housing outreach services to help them move into permanent, affordable housing as soon as possible.
In 2011, area shelters reported a significant increase in shelter usage and turn-aways. At our In From the Cold shelter, bed-night numbers jumped by 28% in the last half of the year. In addition, IFTC had an increase of 33% in the number of women accessing services over the same period. Many of these women would have been better served in a woman/family shelter environment.
Home Base Housing chose the name Lily’s Place in honour of Lily Inglis, one of Kingston’s most distinguished architects and a tireless advocate for more affordable housing in our community and her consistent support of its organization.
For more information or to arrange an intake, please call 613-767-6180.