Homes First

To end chronic homelessness in Toronto, we need your help.

Homes First has been providing supportive housing and shelter for 40 years. 

A champion of the adoption of the Housing First approach to ending chronic homelessness in Toronto, we remain one of the largest providers for people with the fewest housing options. 

The Power of Home

With your help, we can develop welcoming environments that inspire and support our residents.

The cooking activity had strong impact connecting us back to our culture and background. 

It was a wonderful feeling to know that [Homes First Staff] is thinking of us refugees to make us feel at home. 

The wonderful feeling of togetherness and willingness on how different people including management came to taste what we cooked was amazing. 

Thank you. 

– Hadija, Resident at Willowdale Welcome Centre

Here's how you
can help build a homefull toronto

Make a Donation

No donation is small. Your support will make a lasting, meaningful impact. 

Shop the Homefull Catalogue

Directly purchase essential items for residents across our shelter and housing sites.

Donate Items in Need

Donate new or gently used items needed by our shelter and housing residents.


Whether you decide to individually volunteer or as a team, there are many different ways to give back. 

Join us at
The Ruby Gala

On November 16th, 2024, we invite you to join us at the Globe and Mail Centre in celebration of 40 years of Homes First.

The event promises an unforgettable evening with all proceeds going towards supporting our city’s most complex needs populations.