Contact Details
Office Phone 24 hours 905-988-3528
Fax 905-988-3739
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Primary Contact Maj-Britt Kannegieter, Team Lead - St Catharines; Phone: 905-988-3528 ext 3229; Email:
Alternate Contact Franziska Emslie, Community & Public Relations Coordinator; Phone: 905-988-3528 ext 3246; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 905-988-3528 ext 3241; Email:
Primary Executive Elisabeth Zimmermann, Executive Director; Phone: 905-988-3528 ext 3239; Email:
Alternate Executive Cindi LoForti, Board President
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
183 King St
St Catharines, ON L2R 3J5
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Intersection Welland Ave and Geneva St
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Committed to social change and work to create a community that supports women in need and provides a helping hand through each step towards financial stability and independent living.  
Services Include: 
* Two 20 bed emergency women's homeless shelters  
* Emergency Family and Men's Shelter 
* Four phases of transitional housing across the Region (Welland, Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, St Catharines, Beamsville, Grimsby and Smithville) 
* Life Skills Programming 
This is the main administration office for the YWCA Niagara Region.
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Crisis Housing Mon-Sun 24 hours
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Women and their Children
Application Intake Process - No Charge, Call or walk in for service
Languages English ; Interpretation can be arranged
Fees Fee assistance available.
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking - Accessible; Entrance - Accessible; Washroom - Accessible; First floor only accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1927
Funding Federal ; Trillium
Elections Annual General Meeting in Nov; 
Board Member recruitment - applications accepted year-round. Contact Elisabeth Zimmermann -
Meetings Meeting room available for small groups. Nominal donation to YWCA Niagara Region to serve as rental fee. 'Pay what you can' fee structure for those who require.
Service Categories Homeless Shelter ; Life Skills Education ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Women
Resources Annual Report and Programs & Services Description available upon request
Events No Fixed Address, Who Gives A Fork, Skate to Donate, The Cardboard House, Power of Being A Girl Conference. Contact for more information.

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