Ne Chee Friendship Centre

Site: Kenora - 2nd St S

Service: Street Patrol & Emergency Homeless Shelter

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Description & Services
Public Comments Emergency Homeless Shelter is located at: 
Northwestern Health Unit 
210 First St N 
Kenora, ON P9N 2K4
Description (Service) Provides and promotes prevention and safety mobile services for homeless individuals in dire need of assistance 
  • Purposes to ensure the safety of elders, adults, youth and children in distressful and hazardous situations 
  • Works closely with other Anishinaabe service providers and resources, and Indigenous communities to address homelessness 
  • Conducts foot patrols in downtown area and vehicle patrols in outer zones 
  • Provides assistance to police in searching for individuals 
  • Oversees the Emergency Shelter located in the Northwestern Health Unit and equipped with showers, laundry facilities and light snacks such as granola bars
Services provided can include: 
  • Distribution of food, water and blankets 
  • Emergency overnight accommodation in extreme cases 
  • Transportation to shelters, hospital and detox centre  
  • Referrals to community service providers 
  • Advocacy on behalf of individual in accessing shelters, hospitals, police and detoxification centre
Hours Office: Mon-Thu 9 am-2 pm * Fri 9 am-12 noon 
Foot Patrol: Mon-Tue 5 pm-midnight * Wed-Sat 4 pm-midnight * Sun 11:30 pm-7:30 am 
Emergency Shelter: Mon-Sun 8 pm-8 am
Areas Served Kenora
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Emergency Homeless Shelter operates on a drop-in basis and accommodates 18 individuals
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-5440
After Hours Phone Street Patrol: 807-467-1270
Fax 807-468-5340
Primary Contact Dalaney Smith, Street Patrol Coordinator; Phone: 807-468-5440 ext 233; Email:
Alternate Contact Patti Fairfield, Executive Director; Phone: 807-468-5440 ext 222; Email:
Site Location Next door to the Century Cinema Theatre
Located In Community Kenora
Address 326 2nd St S
Kenora, ON P9N 3X3
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Intersection 2nd St S and Chipman St
Mailing Address PO Box 241 
Kenora, ON P9N 3X3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1976
Funding Regional / Municipal - Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) ; Provincial ; Federal