Quick facts

Service type: Housing & Homelessness, Health & Wellness
Eligibility: Men 55+ who have experienced mental health or substance use issues, street involvement, homelessness or unstable housing
Location: 650 Queen St. E , Toronto, ON
Delivery: In person, virtual and by phone
Fee: Tenants pay monthly rent for accommodation
Program dates: Year-round

Program description

First Step to Home is a four-year transitional housing program for men 55+ who have experienced mental health or substance use issues, street involvement, unstable housing and homelessness.


In addition to safe and affordable housing, participants have access to on-site health services and wrap-around supports, including case management, counselling, harm reduction and addiction supports, life skills training and volunteer opportunities. First Step to Home supports clients to discover new strengths, recreate a sense of community and ultimately obtain affordable and sustainable housing.


In this video, a First Step to Home participant shares their experience with the program

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650 Queen St. E.
Toronto, ON
M4M 1G5


24/7 staffing model with a combination of community support workers, social workers and security


Referring parties for applicants: Streets to Homes, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Across Boundaries, Christie Ossington, Alternatives, Fred Victor


Service providers: St. Michael’s Hospital, Bridgepoint Hospital, VHA Home HealthCare, Spectrum, St. Elizabeth Hospital, South Riverdale Community Health Centre, WoodGreen Housing

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