Community Support Program
Drop-in hours: Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am – 1pm
Pictured: An exterior view of The Hub, located on the corner of Gottingen St. and Cunard St. in Halifax.
About: In November 2021, Shelter Nova Scotia expanded our housing support services by opening The Hub. Through this program, Shelter Nova Scotia aims to provide a safer space for individuals to access basic needs, create crucial opportunities for social inclusion, and to provide support with diversion and eviction prevention. The Hub supports people who are experiencing homelessness through a connection to Coordinated Access System (CAS), support with housing applications, and provides food, clothing, shower and laundry access (laundry and shower are intended for those who sleep outside). It also serves as a space to build connection and belonging among those who are housed but experiencing isolation and loneliness. The Hub also administers a modest fund to disperse to people in need of non-recurring prevention and diversion funds (funded via Department of Community Services).
Remote Support: Remote support can be accessed Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm via phone or text at 902-229-2692.
The Hub - est. 2021
Drop-in Services(FREE): Tuesdays + Fridays, 10am – 1pm
Open to all community, people of all genders, aged 19 years and older.
The drop-in at The Hub operates twice per week and regularly has a line up before it opens. On some occasions as many as 66 people access the space in a span of three hours. Since opening, food support, eviction prevention and landlord advocacy are some of the biggest needs the housing team has navigated. The lack of affordable housing in our community has created additional strain when supporting people who are experiencing homelessness or insecurely housed.
Shower + laundry access
Social connections + camaraderie
MOSH drop-in on Tuesdays from 10am - Noon
Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH) provides essential medical care to people who are experiencing homelessness, insecurely housed, street involved and underserved in our community. The MOSH team is a collaborative primary health care team of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, an occupational therapist, physicians and administrative support. Learn more.
Interested in supporting us?
Although our volunteer programs are currently closed,
we welcome all monetary donations.
"The Hub offers me a space to just breathe and feel accepted no matter how I show up."
Thank you to our contributors, supporters, partners, volunteers, and staff for making Hub support a lifeline for so many in our community.