Housing/Shelter (BH)

Programs that seek to meet the basic shelter needs of the community by providing temporary shelter for people who are in emergency situations, home improvement programs, housing location assistance and a variety of housing alternatives.

Agencies and organizations serving homeless youth

Central Toronto Community Health Centres
Shout Clinic

467 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2G8

Intersection: Jarvis St-Wellesley St E
Office phone: 416-927-8553
E-mail: info@ctchc.com
Web Address: www.ctchc.com
Fax: 416-927-9365

Covenant House
20 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON, M5B 2P3

Intersection: Yonge St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-598-4898
Contact: Carol Howes, Director, Residential and Outreach Services
E-mail: general@covenanthouse.on.ca
Web Address: www.covenanthouse.on.ca
Fax: 416-204-7030
Officer: Ruth daCosta, Executive Director

Eva''s Initiatives
215 Spadina Ave, Ste 370, Toronto, ON, M5T 2C7

Intersection: Spadina Ave-Dundas St W
Office phone: 416-977-4497 Administration
Contact: Executive Assistant
E-mail: info@evas.ca
Web Address: www.evasinitiatives.com
Fax: 416-977-6210
Officer: Maria Crawford, Executive Director

Justice for Children and Youth
415 Yonge St, Ste 1203, Toronto, ON, M5B 2E7

Intersection: Yonge St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-920-1633
Contact: Mary Ann Paterson, Office Manager
E-mail: info@jfcy.org
Web Address: www.jfcy.org
Fax: 416-920-5855
Officer: Martha Mackinnon, Executive Director

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
295 College St, Toronto, ON, M5T 1S2

Intersection: Spadina Ave-College St
Office phone: 416-969-8510
E-mail: info@nativechild.org
Web Address: www.nativechild.org
Fax: 416-928-0706
Officer: Kenn Richard, Executive Director

Oolagen Community Services
65 Wellesley St E, Ste 500, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7

Intersection: Church St-Wellesley St E
Office phone: 416-395-0660
E-mail: ocs@oolagen.org
Web Address: www.oolagen.org
Fax: 416-395-0666
Officer: Bob Engel, Executive Director

Sketch -- Working Arts for Street-Involved and Homeless Youth
580 King St W, 2nd floor, Toronto, ON, M5V 1M3

Mail Address: 119 Spadina Ave, Box 63, Station B, Toronto, ON, M5T 2T2
Intersection: Spadina Ave-King St W
Office phone: 416-516-5428 Administration ; 416-516-1559 Studio
Contact: Chad Mohr, Administrator
E-mail: info@sketch.ca
Web Address: www.sketch.ca
Fax: 416-516-6286
Officer: Rudy Ruttimann, General Manager

Street Kids International
302 Bay St, 5th floor, Ste B, Toronto, ON, M5X 1A1

Mail Address: TDC Postal Station, Box 1026 77 King St W, Toronto, ON, M5K 1P2
Intersection: Bay St-King St W
Office phone: 416-504-8994
E-mail: info@streetkids.org
Web Address: www.streetkids.org
Fax: 416-504-8977
Officer: David Pell, Executive Director

Turning Point Youth Services
95 Wellesley St E, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2X9

Intersection: Jarvis St-Wellesley St E
Office phone: 416-925-9250
E-mail: turningpoint@turningpoint.ca
Web Address: www.turningpoint.ca
Fax: 416-925-9926
Officer: Colin Dart, Executive Director

Yonge Street Mission
Evergreen Centre for Street Youth
Drop-In Centre

381 Yonge St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1S1

Intersection: Yonge St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-977-7259
E-mail: evergreen@ysm.on.ca
Web Address: www.ysm.on.ca
Fax: 416-977-2890
Officer: Karen Bach, Program Director

Yonge Street Mission
Evergreen Centre for Street Youth
Evergreen Employment Resource Centre

381 Yonge St, Bsmt, Toronto, ON, M5B 1S1

Intersection: Yonge St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-977-7259 ext 245
Contact: Gail Meats, Coordinator
E-mail: evergreenerc@ysm.on.ca
Web Address: www.ysm.on.ca
Fax: 416-977-7129
Officer: Karen Bach, Program Director

Yonge Street Mission
Evergreen Centre for Street Youth
Evergreen Health Centre

381 Yonge St, Bsmt, Toronto, ON, M5B 1S1

Intersection: Yonge St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-977-7259 ext 238
Contact: Ruth Ewert, Coordinator
E-mail: healthcentre@ysm.on.ca
Web Address: www.ysm.on.ca
Fax: 416-597-1081
Officer: Karen Bach, Program Director


7 Vanauley St, Toronto, ON, M5T 2V9

Intersection: Spadina Ave-Queen St W
Office phone: 416-703-3361
E-mail: staffat.innercity@youthlink.ca
Web Address: www.youthlink.ca
Fax: 416-703-3359
Officer: Patty Letourneau, Program Supervisor

Yonge Street Mission
270 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON, M5A 2G4

Intersection: Parliament St-Gerrard St E
Office phone: 416-929-9614
Contact: David Adcock, Managing Director
E-mail: md@ysm.on.ca
Web Address: www.ysm.on.ca
Fax: 416-929-7204
Officer: Rick Tobias, Chief Executive Officer

Neighbourhood Information Post

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Office phone: 416-924-2543
Fax: 416-924-8062
E-mail: nipost@nipost.org
Web site www.nipost.org
Address: Parliament Street Public Library, 269 Gerrard St E, 2nd Fl, Toronto, ON, M5A 2G3
Location (Intersection): Toronto East (Parliament St-Gerrard St E)
Ward: Toronto Centre-Rosedale (Ward 28)
  • Monday - Tuesday (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)
  • Wednesday (1:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
  • Thursday - Friday (10:00 am - 4:30 pm)
Area served: Bloor St E/Danforth Ave-Lake Ontario; Don Valley Parkway-Yonge St
Languages of service: Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; English ; French ; Hindi ; Marathi ; Punjabi ; Serbian ; Spanish ; Urdu Fees None
Physical access: Wheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms, staff assistance necessary to access elevator
Service description:
  • community information and referral
  • assistance in filling out forms
  • annual income tax clinic
  • phone and mail registry service
  • local service directories
  • outreach program
  • case management
  • advocacy
  • settlement services
  • housing trusteeship services
  • community education
  • telephone and computer available for community use
  • East Toronto Internet Access (ETIA) -- Internet access and training for people who are homeless or who have low incomes, including e-mail
  • Rent Bank coordinating agency ontariorentbank.net (416-924-3862)
    • interest-free loans to low income individuals, couples, seniors or families living in market rent units who face eviction as a result of rental arrears
    • must have legal status in Canada and meet income requirements
    • clients of Ontario Works, Ontario Student Loan Program, and Ontario Disability Support Program are not eligible * landlord and tenant mediation
    • money management advice
    • follow-up search assistance and community referrals
    • also interest-free loans for first and last month's rent deposit to move into more affordable housing
  • Also administers the Winter Warmth Fund/LEAP sponsored by Enbridge Gas Distribution, Toronto Hydro Electric System, and United Way Toronto -- assistance to low income individuals and families who are in arrears for their natural gas and electricity utility bills, and have exhausted all other sources of financial support
Organization type: Non Profit ; Registered Charity ; Community Information

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Last complete update: 2010-09-30
Last modified date: 2011-08-09 Subjects Budget counselling; Community information centres; Computers; Emergency financial assistance; Financial assistance; Form filling; Free services; Heating; Identification cards; Income tax clinics; Information and referral; Internet access; Loans; Low income housing; Postal services; Registries; Rent banks; Settlement services; Telephones; Voluntary trustees Record ID MET0718
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