Why We Walk

The proceeds from last years’ walk helped Start Me Up Niagara to buy our own home at 17 Gale Crescent, replace our outdated HVAC system and assist with providing programs such as housing, meal assistance, counselling and support. Please contact Patricia at Start Me Up Niagara for further information, 905-984-5310 ext 515

Save The Date

Get Ready, Coldest Night of the Year, our biggest fundraiser, takes place on Saturday, February 24th, 2018. This exciting event helps raise critical funds which enable Start Me Up Niagara to continue providing assistance to our community members in need. Stay tuned for more details.

Out of the Cold 2017-2018 Schedule

Out of the Cold is an overnight shelter program available from November 1st to March 31st each year. Out of the Cold opens at 6 pm daily and offers a hot meal with the option of a bed for the night. Out of the Cold is hosted at a different participating church each night of the week. See schedule for details or call 211 for more information.

WAC Open House

Join us for the Grand Opening of our new Work Action Centre at 203 Church Street on Friday, October 27th from 2 to 4 p.m. Come see our new location, enhanced skill development facilities, business supports & artistic client retail space. Light Refreshments provided.

Street News Latest Edition

Street News, our community newspaper, conveys Voices from the Streets—a paper by and for those living close to the streets. Each exciting issue is packed full with News, Information, Stories, Poetry, Photography and Art. Read it today.
The Spring 2017 edition of Street News, is now available online.

Outreach Centre

About SMUN

Open 365 days a year, Start Me Up Niagara operates a vibrant Outreach Centre in downtown St. Catharines working with individuals facing significant life challenges.

SMUN Food Plus

Food Plus

Start Me Up Niagara’s 2 acre Green Garden, located at Vineland Research & Innovation Centre has been growing fresh nutritious food for SMUN’s Healthy Kitchen since 2010.