This innovative transitional housing program provides wrap-around supports for senior men with a history of homelessness and mental health or addictions issues.
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
First Step to Home is a four-year transitional housing programfor 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 toon-site health servicesand wrap-around supports, including case management, counselling, harm reduction and addiction supports, lifeskills trainingand 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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