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.


Program Eligibility


In order to qualify for the First Step to Home program, the following criteria must be met:

  • Be 55 years of age or over and identify as male
  • Have mental health and/or substance use issues (Self‐identified or Diagnosed)
  • Be street involved, homeless, and/or have a history of unstable housing
  • Be interested in transitioning from living on the streets, in shelters and unstable housing to permanent
  • Be interested in being part of a wrap‐around program with on‐site supports

(Please download/print the registration form for more information)



Selection Criteria – Program Eligibility and FSTH Capacity


  • FSTH strives to provide equitable access to and care within the program
  • All applications must be submitted by the application deadline
  • Applicants will be selected for interview based on consideration of need and current
    program capacity. The FSTH team strives to balance staff case load and program capacity in order to ensure clients are receiving the right level of care First Step to Home Application



Application Process


  1. Application
  2. Program Interview
  3. Housing Requirements and Viewing
  4. Participant Expectation Agreement
  5. Occupancy Agreement

(Please download/print the registration form for more information)



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

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Contact information

Sam Singh

Program Supervisor

(647) 923-3571


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


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

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