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Supported Housing of Perth Program

Supported Housing of Perth Program (SHOPP) is a highly collaborative Housing First program serving the City of Stratford, Perth County, and St. Marys. The program provides housing assistance and wrap around support services to people who are experiencing homelessness from the following priority groups: 

• Youth 16-24 years of age;
• Adults transitioning from provincial institutions;
• Families with dependent children who face multiple barriers to housing stability; and
• Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness (including those who self-identify as Indigenous).

If you have any further questions about referrals, please contact:

Grant Martin

Housing Stability Policy & Program Coordinator/SHOPP Team Lead

City of Stratford

(519) 271-3773 Ext. 401

In coordination with the City of Stratford Social Services Department, SHOPP services are delivered in partnership with four agencies:

• Choices for Change
• John Howard Society of London & District
• Optimism Place Women’s Shelter and Support Services
• Stratford/Perth Shelterlink

If you have any questions/concerns or would like to get in touch with someone at SHOPP, please do not hesitate to contact us! 

SHOPP Services

Housing Stability

SHOPP Housing Stability Workers provide intensive case management support to individuals and families that are experiencing persistent homelessness to find and maintain permanent housing

The goal is to support individuals and families in achieving stability in their housing by assisting with the transition into a new home, neighbourhood and community.

Housing Liaison

The SHOPP Housing Liaison Worker supports social and private market housing providers interested in making apartments available to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

By participating in this program, housing providers will be supported by the Housing Liaison Worker during weekdays and a dedicated after-hours telephone response for evenings, weekends and holidays.

After Hours Support

SHOPP offers a dedicated phone line in order to support tenants and housing providers connected to the program. The line is answered from 4:30pm to 8:30am daily and 24 hours on weekends/holidays.

The SHOPP After Hours Telephone Support is committed to providing a consistent live answer at 519-272-2294.

Homelessness in Perth County

Know someone experiencing homelessness in Perth County? Call the Emergency Community Placement phone line:


Weekdays (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm):

519-271-3773 ext. 200

After Hours/Holidays/Weekends: