The Ryandale Mission:
Ryandale Shelter is the only shelter in Kingston providing 24/7 emergency accommodation and support to men, women, and families with children, all under the same roof.
Our 15-bed shelter and 7-bed supportive housing facility ensure safe accommodation and access to essential support services for people struggling with the economic, social and often emotional challenges of homelessness.
Beyond the provision of a warm place to sleep, Ryandale Shelter works to build greater social inclusion and a renewed sense of hope in our residents.
Guiding Values & Goals:
Ryandale Shelter recognizes that it alone cannot solve the housing and homelessness crisis in Kingston. By offering emergency shelter in a welcoming and supportive environment -working with community partners such as the United Way- Ryandale Shelter seeks to create a local reality in which the basic needs and rights of every person are met.
Shelter, food, safety, and human dignity are our primary concerns, along with providing information about community resources that can help residents establish more stable and secure lives for themselves.
We believe that a socially inclusive and vibrant community embraces the challenges of homelessness head on, offering compassion and shelter as a foundation for people to begin addressing their other needs, such as long-term housing, employment, education and counseling.