Group Name: Sistering: A Woman’s Place (Drop-In)
Description: Sistering is a women’s organization that offers practical and emotional support through programs which enable them to take greater control over their lives. Guided by the principles of Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression, Sistering works to change social conditions which endanger women’s welfare. Sistering was founded early in 1980, when a small group of social service agency representatives, women living in hostels and community residents came together to discuss the needs of homeless and transient women in downtown Toronto. Particularly women’s need for a safe and welcoming women’s only space during the day, and a space where women could access food, support and information.
Sistering’s Drop Ins provide basic services to women who are homeless, under-housed, low income or marginalized and are looking for a safe and welcoming place to go during the day. In a welcoming, non-judgmental environment women can access much-needed supports. Sistering serves a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse population in a positive environment through shared commitment to principles of equity and access. At our Bloor Street Drop-In women can access a full range of services, seven days a week. Our basic services include:
- hot breakfast and hot lunch
- laundry facilities (washer & dryer)
- daybeds for napping
- a mailing address, if needed
- local phone and email
- ESL Classes
Where: 962 Bloor Street West. | Toronto, ON M6H 1L6
When: Mondays from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Contact: 416-926-9762 | www.sistering.org | firstname.lastname@example.org