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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Giving Back: Longtime Resident Celebrates 10 Years on our Board of Directors

Giving Back: Longtime Resident Celebrates 10 Years on our Board of Directors

Twenty-five years ago, Alexis was homeless and struggling with substance use – until she found permanent housing with Homes First.  To give back to our organization, Alexis decided to volunteer with us. Last month, she celebrated her 10th and final year as a resident member of our Board of Directors. Here is her story.  …

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Earth Day Campaign

Earth Day Campaign

Are looking to reuse, reduce and recycle for Earth Day? Consider donating your gently used reusable water bottles to Homes First! As the weather gets warmer, many residents will be out and about. By donating your reusable bottles you’ll be helping residents stay hydrated, and keeping items out of landfills. You can also include an encouraging…

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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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Homes First Administration Office, 90 Shuter Street, Suite 206, Toronto, ON M5B 2K6
Phone: 416-214-1870 Fax: 416-214-1873

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Homes First is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. Find out more about our Accessibility Policy and Plans.