Willowdale Welcome Centre Shelter

Opened in late 2019, the Willowdale Welcome Centre specifically services refugees to Canada, with 155 beds for women and 80 beds for men. Photo by Andrew Francis Wallace

The Willowdale Welcome Centre has a 79-co-ed singles client capacity, currently supporting refugees; individuals must be 18+ years old to become a Homes First client at this site. All Homes First emergency shelters are equipped with our foundational, 1 on 1 Intensive Case Management (ICM) support services to assist interested clients in their stabilization. Additionally, the Willowdale Welcome Centre has an integrated meal program, agency and partner-led harm reduction services, community engagement opportunities, as well as peer-support programs.

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