Families in Transition (FIT)
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Families in Transition (FIT)

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The Families in Transition (FIT) program is a medium to high intensity program that works with families who are seeking an emergency shelter stay because they are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness within 7 days.


Family Shelter Diversion and Rapid Re-Housing

The FIT program provides centralized intake for families requesting emergency shelter. FIT supports families with eviction prevention services, shelter diversion and rapid re-housing from shelter, with the goal of reducing or avoiding emergency shelter stays.Through a coordinated shelter intake process FIT staff assess a family's housing needs and develop a plan for best housing options.

Our Program

We can help you with:

  • Eviction prevention
  • Goal planning and assessing your needs
  • Individualized and intensive housing support services
  • Free use of resource area, including computers with internet access, phone and newspapers
  • Housing information and resources
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Assistance with applying for subsidized housing programs

Please call 519-749-2450 or email to book and appointment.


The Families in Transition program is provided at no cost as it is funded by the Region of Waterloo.