A Glimpse into Ryandale Shelter’s Clientele & Services
Ryandale Shelter partners with the United Way, the City of Kingston, local churches, and generous individuals & groups to provide accommodation and support services to a growing and diverse population of men, women, and families with children struggling with homelessness in the Kingston community.
- Ryandale’s emergency shelter averages 426 bed nights per month and the Transition House averages 213 bed nights per month; Ryandale beds are used an average of 639 times per month to provide homeless and supportively housed persons a place to sleep.
- Roughly 75% of our residents are between the ages of 25 and 55. The next largest beneficiary group is youth.
- Between April and August 2013 alone, Ryandale Shelter’s unique family unit temporarily housed 7 families with dependent children (the number of families accessing the family unit varies based on the length of time required to secure more permanent housing).
- Government sources provide a limited and declining portion of Ryandale Shelter’s income for the provision of homeless services in Kingston.
- Ryandale Shelter operates in the context of increased funding uncertainty as provincial funding for shelters was reduced by 15% in 2012 and municipal funding policies for shelters are being modified to narrow their focus.