With nearly 40 years of experience in the field, our agency provides homes and essential support services to nearly 2,000 seniors, families, and single adults every single night.
Our organization operates long-term supportive housing sites, large-scale emergency shelters and essential support services all across the Greater Toronto Area. Homes First serves all populations with a focus on people with long histories of homelessness, and with mental health and substance use challenges.
It takes a lot to rebuild a life.
Each member of the community we serve needs a safe, stable home – but also the everyday necessities and comforts that make a home. For the vast majority, budgets are so tight that essentials like personal hygiene products or cookware, are a luxury they cannot afford. Help us support these residents by donating some much needed items for people experiencing chronic homelessness. Always needed items include:
There are many opportunities for people to volunteer with Homes First and give back!
Volunteer as few or as many hours as you wish. In the past, volunteers have facilitated weekly arts and crafts programmes, led yoga classes, and developed workshops for residents at any number of housing or shelter sites. We have also received fundraising support, in the form of garage sales, dinner parties, raffles, or auctions for Homes First.
We have staff who can even help get you started. Have an idea? Want to help? Get in touch!