Our Services

At Start Me Up Niagara, we offer services to support people facing significant challenges such as poverty, homelessness, unemployment, disabilities, addictions and mental illness.

What We Offer

Start Me Up Niagara offers services and programs to individuals who face significant life challenges to provide them with opportunities to stabilize, participate and grow. 

Our services range from community lunches, health care, and arts and gardening programs, to housing supports and employment development. Together, we are working to build a community where all are included.

Drop-In Services

The Centre is a welcoming safe place, providing drop-in services, programs and activities for individuals in need. 

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Employment Services

The Work Action Centre provides employment supports for job seekers, employers and entrepreneurs.

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Housing Services

We offer a variety of programs ranging from our Outreach Centre designed to assist individuals to access community resources to the Housing Preservation program to break the cycle of homelessness.

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Temporary Winter Shelter (TWS)

We offer Seasonal Emergency Overnight Shelters in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. We work in partnership with the Out of the Cold program which provides hot meals for homeless individuals during the winter.

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Art Me Up Niagara

Art Me Up is a project designed for participants to archive their creative past and present through the exploration of multi-disciplinary arts in a safe studio environment.

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Bike Me Up Niagara

Bike Me Up is set up as a fully-equipped bicycle shop that accepts and repairs donated bicycles from the public that sells them back to the community accessible prices.

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Community Garden

The Start Me Up Niagara community garden program brings fresh, local vegetables and fruits from the garden to the tables of the people in our community.

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Support Our Work

Your donations go directly to frontline service and supports for our participants who experience homelessness and other mental health and addictions issues.

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