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What We Do

Homes First is one of the largest non-profit housing providers in Toronto. We are committed to breaking the cycle of chronic homelessness by providing emergency shelter and supportive housing and services for people with the fewest housing options in our city.

We provide:

Emergency shelter: We provide shelter for over 1,500 people each night across 11 shelter properties and do our best to connect them to stable housing. Through our integrated outreach networks, we act as a service navigator and community connector to prevent anyone from slipping through gaps in the system.

Supportive housing: We provide residents permanent, stable and supportive housing across 14 properties, including children, youth, women, single parents, adults, seniors and large families.

Essential support services: We help people stay housed or access permanent housing through initiatives such as eviction prevention, housekeeping, behavioural support, trauma-informed counselling, addictions and harm reduction services, and specialized supports for seniors to age in place. We also work with residents on life skills, hygiene, financial literacy, tenant rights and obligations, and other matters that contribute to their personal well-being.

Our Programs

Community Development Programs

Community engagement and support are integral to the continued success of our many housing and shelter programs, in so many ways. With the leadership of our Community Development and Engagement department, Homes First has succeeded in forming strong ties with resident groups, businesses, and councilors across the GTA. We are grateful for the opportunity to work, live and serve Toronto’s diverse community members. Through work with our Community Liaison Committees, neighbourhood virtual check-ins or community education workshops like Art of Neighbourhood and free webinars aimed to discuss various complexities around secure housing, Homes First is able to build lasting relationships, develop community partnerships and address community questions and concerns in the process.

Sites Running This Program:

  • Sheila Miller (kitchen location)
  • All sites

Our Properties

Homes First owns and or manages several different properties across the GTA. Click the link below to read more about each of our properties.