Campus Based Support for Student Homelessness

  • Safe House– University of Alberta program that offers temporary emergency accommodation for current students and their children
  • Wellness Support– a team of Registered Social Workers providing supportive services to students on a one-to-one basis. Provides resources and referrals to assist students in the areas of housing, finances, academics, personal wellness, life skill development, family dynamics, system navigation, and any area of life where there is a desire to invite change
  • Helping hands for Homeless Youth– A non-profit student group that raises money to support and empower homeless youth
  • Students for Habitat– A student group that is an official affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. Our main goal is to empower those in need by helping families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership

Off Campus Supports for Student Homelessness

  • 211 – For information on supports in Edmonton.
  • Homeward Trust – Edmonton supports for people currently experiencing homelessness and would like further information on housing programs in the city.
  • Landlord-Tenant Advisory Board – Provides advice and information to residential tenants and landlords to address tenancy issues and ensure both tenants and landlords are aware of their rights and obligations.
  • Youth Emergency Shelter – Based in Edmonton, YESS provides immediate and low-barrier shelter, temporary housing, and individualized wraparound support for youth ages 15-24.
  • Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society– Specific support for Indigenous individuals. Provides transitional housing complexes for families up to three years.  
  • Métis Urban Housing Corporation– Specific support for Indigenous individuals. Provides housing at 25% of total household income

On Campus Financial and Food Security Supports