A SANCTUARY FOR ELDER HOMELESS MEN
Delivering Support to Elder Men 365-days a year
Nightly, there are more than 5,000 homeless people in Toronto. Hundreds are men over 50. They are fathers, grandfathers, brothers and sons. They are people you may know, people you may pass by on the street every day.
Haven Toronto serves 3 meals a day, 365 days a year. Breakfast is available at 8:15, lunch at 12:15 and an afternoon snack at 3:15.
Hot Showers and Laundry Facilities
Haven Toronto clients have access to hot showers and laundry facilities.
Haven Toronto has a clothing room open several times a week offering free, quality clothing that includes warm socks, shirts and jackets.
Access to Housing Workers
Haven Toronto helps clients navigate the housing market so they can find and secure the housing they need. This includes working directly with landlords.
Drawing Support for Homeless Men
Activist May Birchard founded Haven Toronto, formerly The Good Neighbours’ Club, in Winnipeg in 1933. At the time of the Great Depression she recognized that many elder veterans of the First World War were unemployed and homeless. She established a day centre to provide men who were homeless with a place where they could find […]