3 Pillars Of Success
There are three pillars on which Haven Toronto’s success is built, and they are reducing barriers to food security, health care and housing. Record levels of client engagement in 2022 remind us of just how vital these supports are. A spike in the number of new clients reinforces that the need has never been greater.
Our monthly intake of new clients in 2022 was up 69% versus pre-pandemic numbers (2019). Compare that with the 2% to 3% percent increase in new clients that we historically experience year-over- year. Poverty and homelessness are at crisis levels.
An internal survey last November revealed that 98% of clients partake in our Healthy Meals program. This is important as food is a gateway to other supports. Last year, we served over 83,000 meals, up over 100 percent compared to pre-pandemic numbers.
When clients come for a hot meal, we use that opportunity to get them in front of nurses and counsellors.
In 2022, our nurses and counsellors provided 19% more supports than the previous year. Housing and mental health supports were up 10%, and our foot clinic helped almost 7 times more clients.
Our ability to meet the growing need for support is made possible through donations. We are grateful for your support and we see, first-hand, the difference your donation makes.
You are our pillar. Thank you.