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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 Properties

Sheila Miller contains 22 units for men, women, and their families. Fully accessible, the Sheila Miller building helps us accommodate residents with physical limitations more comfortably. The residents and staff work continually at building a strong and active community where residents can come together to share their experiences in creating a safe and supportive environment.

Sheila Miller

Sheila Miller contains 22 units for men, women, and their families. Fully accessible, the Sheila Miller building helps us accommodate residents with physical limitations more comfortably. The residents and staff work continually at building a strong and active community where residents can come together to share their experiences in creating a safe and supportive environment.

The Sheila Miller building is one of our supportive housing sites; it is a five-storey brick and concrete apartment building with a total of 22 units including nine two‐bedroom units, seven one‐bedroom units, three bachelor units and three one‐bedroom accessible units. Sheila Miller is in the St. Jamestown area and typically serves women fleeing domestic violence and adults who may have mobility issues. Homes First has been operating a housing program here for over 27 years.

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Programs conducted at this property:

  • CYX Project
  • XYZ Programs
  • Face Reduction Program
  • Sister Programs
  • Happy Together XYZ
  • Follow-Up Bro Program

Our Programs

Homes First provides many programs to our residents and surrounding community. Click the link below to read more about our programs.