FOOD IS A GATEWAY
We see thousands of elder men impacted by poverty, homelessness, and isolation. They come for a nutritious hot meal and, while they are here, they can visit our nurses, connect with housing support, and meet with our counsellors.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Counselling and crisis support
Nursing and dental care
Healthy meals 2 times daily
Showers and laundry
Library and computer access
There are thousands of men over the age 50 in shelters in Toronto annually.
Hundreds more sleep outdoors and in precarious accommodations.
The number of seniors who are homeless has doubled in four years.
Haven Toronto is their sanctuary, a place where they can feel at home, where they are always welcome and treated with dignity and respect.
Open every day from 8am to 4pm, Haven Toronto provides the essential services they need for their day-to-day lives.
Haven Toronto provides onsite access to crisis and housing counsellors, on-site nurses, dental hygienists and barbers.
Haven Toronto also provides healthy meals twice daily at 8am and noon, clothing, showers, laundry, recreational amenities and more.
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Our counselling team provides assistance to elderly men who face significant challenges with system navigation and access to services.
Clients can receive support to find appropriate healthcare, mental health and addiction resources and assistance to find housing opportunities.
Outreach services are available to clients who may be isolated and may lack social supports.
Haven Toronto delivers the Crisis Outreach Service for Seniors (COSS) program.
This is in partnerhsip with Woodgreen Community Services, South Riverdale Community Health Centre, Reconnect Community Health Services and LOFT Community Services.
Crisis Outreach Service for Seniors is an on-call mobile crisis intervention and outreach service.
The service is for seniors who have suspected or diagnosed mental health including dementia. The service offers short-term response 365 days a year from 9am to 5pm.
To make a referral, call the
COSS team at 416-217-2077.
The COSS team makes every effort to connect in-person with the client in the community the same or next day, depending on urgency.
Our collective success is built upon these guiding principles. They are the foundation of our commitment to provide services and programs in a respectful, safe environment that enhances the quality of life of elder homeless men in our community.
We are inclusive in practice, encourage and support diversity within our organization, and believe inclusiveness is central to our success and to that of our community.
We are open-minded and respect, acknowledge and celebrate difference.
We engage everyone, as we would want to be treated, with respect, courtesy and dignity.
We work to be good partners to our teammates and stakeholders by fostering trust and engaging in a collaborative, consultative and inclusive manner.
We exhibit and maintain a professional demeanour and attitude at all times as we strive to deliver quality services and realize positive outcomes.
In all we do, we adhere to the highest standards of ethical behaviour.
We value candid communication, openness and transparency.
We are truthful, fair and accurate in action and are consistent and reliable in fulfilling our commitments to internal and external stakeholders.
We represent ourselves genuinely and honestly.
We encourage our team to think and do things differently, seeking ways to pioneer and innovate in order to become a recognized source of thought leadership and advocacy for our clients.
We value solution-focused approaches to problem solving.