As COVID-19 continues to impact our lives, there is a greater risk of exposure to the city’s homeless population.  The dedicated front-line staff of Homes First are dealing with difficult circumstances as they continue to provide services and care for people in shelters. Homes First is seeking donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, gloves, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer and/or monetary donations to purchase supplies. The need is urgent. Please donate now.

 

Homes come in many shapes and sizes but each is a safe, stable refuge. With a home, people can be part of a community, obtain ID, register for social services, and keep in touch with family and friends. With a home, people gain respect, dignity, and the ability to care for themselves and others. With a home, people can build a future. Everyone needs a home.

 

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Emergency Shelter and Homelessness Service Worker Appreciation Week: Melody

Emergency Shelter and Homelessness Service Worker Appreciation Week: Melody

Melody was driving home from an overnight shift on Monday when she noticed a woman, who was a frequent resident at Kennedy, on the street a few blocks away from the shelter. Melody pulled into a gas station and as she got out and walked over to the resident, saw she was in bad shape….

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COVID-19 and Food: How the pandemic affects food security

COVID-19 and Food: How the pandemic affects food security

September was Hunger Action Month, a month-long recognition of the struggles some people face with hunger and food insecurity. As hunger awareness grows and food and meal programs continue to expand, Toronto has seen a rising percentage in food bank visits and people seeking food assistance. Many people rely on food assistance or have recently…

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Homes First’s Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Letter

Homes First’s Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Letter

Click the link below to read a letter from the Homes First Board of Directors on Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression. HFS Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Letter

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Phone: 416-214-1870 Fax: 416-214-1873

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