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Affordable short-term housing for men.

Located at the Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA, the Men's Residence provides clean, safe and affordable transitional housing for more than 170 men in Hamilton's urban core.

The YMCA Men’s Residence supports men at risk, many facing both health and social challenges. Short-term accommodations are provided on a weekly or monthly basis with 24-hour front desk support, including navigation to critical community support services with key partner agencies. 

Amidst the current COVID-19 crisis, the YMCA continues to provide safe and affordable housing for this vulnerable population. 

Contact Us

YMCA Men's Residence
79 James Street South, Hamilton

P: 905-317-4909

Services & Amenities

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities on premises
  • Communal washrooms / showers
  • Direct deposit from OW / ODSP
  • 24 hour staffing

Room Rental Rates

  • $444 / month
  • Weekly options available


'Angels saved my life': Lifelines for men in transition at Hamilton YMCA

When Gary Jones settled into his room at downtown Hamilton YMCA, the routine of countless nights on the street was hard to shake. He has since settled into his transitional home at the Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA Men's Resicence.