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Out of the Cold – Toronto

Below is a listing of all the Out Of The Cold sites. Click on a site name to view more details. Dixon Hall is responsible for providing resources and support services to the sites with red links.
Need Help? Call 311 to get an emergency shelter bed or call central intake directly free from any pay phone 1-877-338-3398.

Out of the Cold Site Scedule 2014-2015

Street Health – Community Mental Health Program

Group Name: Street Health – Community Mental Health Program

Description: Street Health is a non-profit community based agency that improves the health of homeless and under-housed people in Toronto. We offer both physical and mental health programs. We provide our services on the street, in parks, and in homeless shelters and drop-ins. The people we work with have lives characterized by extreme poverty, chronic unemployment, insecurity in housing, poor nutrition, high stress and loneliness. They also have more frequent and serious illnesses, and die younger on average than the general population.

The Community Mental Health Program supports people who face the extra challenge of mental health issues while homeless or under-housed. As many as 30% of homeless people in Canada have experienced a mental health issue. The lack of supportive housing makes it all the more difficult for individuals to access and maintain housing. Beyond basic supports, the five-person mental health team provides crisis intervention, outreach, informal counselling, legal support, and referrals to other community resources. The team works with neighbouring service providers, the nursing team and others.

Where: 338 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2A1

Contact: 416-921-8668 | |

The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Sunday Drop-In

Group Name: The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Sunday Drop-In

Description: The 519 is the hub of community life in Toronto’s diverse Church and Wellesley Village. For over 35 years, The 519 has been working with our neighbours and our lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities to build healthy, welcoming spaces to meet, participate and celebrate together. With the support of our staff team, our communities identify and implement solutions to emerging issues through award-winning programs and services, and with the leadership of volunteers, over 80 community-led programs provide peer support, social, recreational, arts and cultural opportunities in our public meeting spaces.

Our Sunday Drop-In has evolved and changed over the years, adapting to the needs of the local community and the homeless and under-housed people who come to The Centre. The program will consist of a big Sunday breakfast shared together Room 106 of The Centre, starting at 10AM. Breakfast is followed by afternoon programs on a variety of programs and topics selected by participants and led by staff and volunteers. Lunch is served during afternoon programs and individuals who do not want to stay for programs can grab a meal-to-go before breakfast ends at 1. The 519’s Drop-In is unique in that it focuses on LGBTQ homeless and under-housed people and their allies. Everyone is welcome to attend the drop in as long as they contribute to ensuring a safe, positive space for LGBTQ people.

Where: 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

When: Please call or e-mail for more detailed information.

Contact: Sawyer Pow 416-355-6789 Ext. 4015 | |

Fred Victor – Open House Drop-In

Group Name: Fred Victor – Open House Drop-In

Description: Fred Victor is a social service charitable organization that fosters long-lasting and positive change in the lives of homeless and low-income people living across Toronto.
Every day, more than 1,000 people use our programs and services. And each person who comes through our doors is experiencing poverty or homelessness. Our many programs and services, located at 10 different sites across Toronto, help people rebuild their lives.

Fred Victor’s Open House — an umbrella program located at our community services site at the Queen Street East and Jarvis Street corner – has been core to the lives of people living on the street, in shelters or in low-income housing. Open House staff encourages people to connect to staff and programs, meet other people and grab a healthy snack. This is the starting point for meeting people’s basic, as well as their more complex needs. Staff assists by:

  • answering questions about other Fred Victor programs and services
  • facilitating creative, active and empowering social/recreational programs
  • providing referrals to doctors, dentists, legal help, training programs and employment opportunities
  • offering gently-used clothing from our clothing room
  • promoting partnerships with other organizations that can assist with replacing I.D., opening bank accounts, applying for income supports, filing income tax, getting prescription eye glasses and more

Several programs are run under the umbrella of the Open-House.

Where: 59 Adelaide Street East, 6th Floor | Toronto, ON M5C 1K6

When: Every Monday to Friday, from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Contact: 416-364-8228 |

Community Resource Connections of Toronto – 416 Community Support for Women

Group Name: Community Resource Connections of Toronto – 416 Community Support for Women

Description: CRCT operates an active web site containing information about events, news and resources. The web site also has a searchable database of mental health services, supports and resources available in Toronto. We are working to provide a comprehensive source of information which meets the needs of consumer/survivors, family members and service providers.

The 416 Drop-In Centre provides support and services to women dealing with mental health issues who are homeless, street-involved, dually diagnosed, and socially isolated. The program offers short-term case management services to access community services through a coordinated and holistic approach. The 416 is known for working with women whom other agencies find very difficult to serve. The program also offers a trustee program to help clients with money management. Model of service is psychosocial rehabilitation. **** Serves women in the Downtown Toronto area.

Where: The Storefront 4040 Lawrence Ave. East | Scarborough, ON, M1E 2R5

When: Drop-In. Languages: English and Korean.

Contact: 416-928-3334 | 416-482-4103 | |

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