What to Bring

Green Haven Shelter for Women only permits you to bring two bags with you when you enter our Residential Shelter. However, there are many items that we already have here to make your move smoother.

We provide:

  • Toiletries/Necessities
  • Basic Clothing
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Diapers
  • An in-room safe to keep important items locked away
  • Fans
  • Extra blankets/bedding
  • Towels
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Humidifier
  • Free WIFI Access
  • Tablets
  • Netflix
  • Fax/Printing
  • Children’s Toys
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Foods that accommodate special diets

You should bring:

  • Any personal clothing, necessities, hygiene products for yourself and any dependent children
  • Basic baby/child supplies
  • Important paperwork and documentation.
    • Proof of Cohabitation (a bill or piece of mail) for special priority housing applications.
  • Essential electronics and charging cords.
  • Any self care or therapeutic tools (journals, books, stressballs, etc.)
  • Medications, vitamins, special diet products or supplements

Prohibited items:

  • Illegal substances
  • Alcohol
  • Sharps
  • Weapons
  • Candles/Incense
  • Perfumes/Strong Scents
  • Hair Dye/Colour
  • Peanuts

For more information about our Intake Process, click here. If you have any other questions about what to bring, feel free to contact our shelter staff at 705-327-7319 or crisis@ghws.ca.