Who We Help

Homes First has been providing supportive housing and shelter for over 35 years to all populations, with a focus on the chronically homeless, people with complex mental health and addictions issues, and seniors. We encourage homeless people to identify their own housing needs and necessary support services. We work with others to provide the supports people need to maintain their housing and rebuild their lives. We accept referrals from and draw on the knowledge and experience of other community service organizations to support our residents.

All individuals housed by Homes First must meet basic eligibility criteria:

  1. Those who have demonstrated an inability to obtain/maintain housing elsewhere.
  2. Must be 18 years or older.
  3. Individuals able to live independently or with special supportive programs provided in partnership with Homes First.
  4. Must have or be pursuing or be willing to pursue a source of income when moving into housing (i.e., social benefits).
  5. Non-predatory.
  6. Those with diagnosed/undiagnosed mental illness/addiction issues.
  7. Individuals that may be isolated or marginalized or displaced or who have inadequate life skills.

Red Roof Blog

Franklin's Journey

December 17, 2019
By: Homes First Staff
Franklin fled Nigeria due to threats on his life. Now, he's at Homes First's Willowdale Welcome...

Request for Proposals

November 20, 2019
By: Homes First Staff
Homes First is requesting proposals from qualified applicants to provide organizational review...

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