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Organization: Homes First Society  
Phone Numbers: 416-214-1870
Fax: 416-214-1873
Email: admin@homesfirst.on.ca
Website: www.homesfirst.on.ca
Address:
90 Shuter St, 2nd Fl
Toronto, ON
M5B 2K6
Intersection: Jarvis St and Queen St E
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Patricia Mueller - Chief Executive Officer
Jamie Facciolo - Housing and Shelters Manager
jamie.facciolo@homesfirst.on.ca
Contacts: Kim Mole - Administrative Coordinator
416-395-0902
Service Description: Develops and provides affordable and stable housing and transitional support services for the chronically homeless * focus on the homeless who have the fewest options and are dealing with issues such as addiction and mental illness * aims to help people transition from the street, to temporary shelter, to permanent housing * most projects have accessible units

Employment Program -- resources and practical help for residents to find and maintain employment * pre-employment program helps clients overcome barriers and enter employment program

Hospitals to Homes -- mental health supports for high needs patients to live in the community * with CAMH and Pilot Place (see separate listings)

Bellevue * 28 unit apartment building * for low income singles able to live independently * refugee claimants accepted * referrals to resources * shared decision making

Brandon House * rooming house, capacity 5 * for low income single young men able to live independently * refugee claimants accepted * shared facilities * referrals to resources * shared decision making

Huron * rooming house with shared washrooms, capacity 10 * for low income single men able to live independently who have been chronically homeless and have mental health or addiction issues * referrals to resources * shared decision making

Jarvis House * shared accommodation, capacity 24, 4 men per apartment, each with own room * includes 2 accessible apartments * priority to men referred by Seaton House Residence

Meegwetch Place * 50 unit apartment building, also 14 townhouses * for low income singles and families

Northcote * rooming house, capacity 6 * for low income single young men able to live independently * refugee claimants accepted * shared facilities * referrals to resources * shared decision making

Pleasant Manor * 16 bachelor and one bedroom apartments * for low income single persons

Sheila Miller * 22 unit apartment building * for single adults and single parents with children

Shuter * 17 apartments shared by 4-5 (private bedrooms) including 1 accessible unit, capacity 77 * for older low income singles able to live independently and having mental health, addiction or aging issues * cooperative environment * staff support

Spadina House * rooming houses for low income singles able to live independently * refugee claimants accepted * referrals to resources * shared decision making
  • 140 Spadina Rd -- rooms for 7 men, shared kitchens and washrooms
  • 164 Spadina Rd -- rooms for 6 women in shared house

Vaughan * 29 unit apartment building * for low income singles and families

Wales House * rooming house with 4 single rooms and 1 family unit * for low income immigrants and refugees able to live independently who were victims of torture* referrals to resources * shared decision making

Fees: Rents geared to income
Application: Call or visit website for application form, long wait list for housing
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Varies -- see branch listings or visit website
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, North Etobicoke, Malton, West Woodbridge, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Etobicoke, Toronto, York - Toronto  
See Also: Affordable Housing
Shelters and Drop-in Centres for Adults

This information was last completely updated on August 29, 2017

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