Our Guests

At Inn Out of the Cold St Thomas Elgin Guests can come to the shelter anytime between 6pm and 8am 7 days a week

  • Some Guests come for the good hot meals
  • Some Guests come for a warm safe nights sleep
  • Some Guests come for the social interaction
  • Some Guests come for staff support conversations
  • Some Guests come to learn about resources available to them
  • Some Guests come for a hot shower
  • Some Guests come to get their laundry done
  • Some Guests stay the entire time the shelter is open
  • Some Guests come for one night, one week, one month
  • Some Guests come for the entire season 

We are here for you whenever you feel the time is right

While our Guests are visiting with us we request that you sign in on our registration form in order for us to know who is present and to help us track the shelters needs.  Returning Guests are welcome to leave their belongings with us in a tote that will be dedicated to you and locked up while you are away. 


Inn Out of the Cold Activities

For the Guests that are interested in participating in social activities here are some of the things we do on a regular basis.  You are not required to participate in any activities should you wish not to.

  • Euchre Tournament – First and third Friday of every month
  • Movie Night – Once a month complimentary of Central United Church.  This is open to the general public and Guests can participate is they wish
  • Wifi is available for those who want to search housing, employment and other community resources
  • Satelite Tv is available for viewing
  • DVD Movies are available
  • Card games and board games are available at anytime
  • Good general conversation with other Guests and Staff is always welcome
  • Counselors are available for those who wish to have one-on-one conversations

 A Guest can participate in all activities, some activities or none at all.  It is entirely up to you as a Guest



Cal Thompson