Though we have had to modify some of our programming, we are offering more COVID-related supports than ever before. At our food bank, community members can once again enter the building and participate in the creation of their food hampers. For those who are hesitant to be inside,  grab-and-go boxes are available at the side door, or appointments can be made in advance. The food bank is open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 10:30am-2:00pm.

Our Seniors Programs are very much operational, and the Diner’s Club is happening every Tuesday! COVID protocols are in effect, and all seniors must be vaccinated. The visitation program allows seniors the chance to connect regularly with one of our great volunteers, and it now includes a Life Navigation component.

Our Learning and Fun afterschool program is up and running with a limited number of children enjoying academic support and playing group games!

Our Community Support Programs, including supports for recent immigrants to Canada, are all fully operational.  At this time, it’s only the thrift store and community cafe that remain closed.

Welcome Inn has responded to COVID-19, but . . .
There’s still more to be done!


The North End

Even though the North End of Hamilton is changing and gentrification is a reality, our community still faces high rates of poverty, soaring housing costs and health-related concerns.

Help Hamilton


For us, it’s not about creating another program; it’s about empowering members of the community so that all might be well. Welcome Inn promotes wellness in eight key areas.

Find Wellness


A vibrant community is rooted in participation, and everyone is welcome to contribute. Share your time and talents with others through volunteering in a program.


We are making a difference in Hamilton

We are all involved in fostering community. Here are just a few of Our Stories.

All Our Stories matter! They are stories of belonging, and they capture the resilient spirit of the people in our community.

Read the latest story here, or check out the “Our Stories” page to see more of the amazing people who are part of Welcome Inn!

Read More Impact Stories

A Parent’s Perspective

November 10, 2022"During the pandemic, I noticed a change in my son. He returned to in-person learning last year, and he did not know how to be around his friends anymore. . . . They say it takes a village to raise a child. I want to thank Welcome Inn for being part of my village." Read More