Streets to Homes (S2H) and partners provide street outreach and housing-related follow-up supports to assist people who are experiencing homelessness and sleeping outdoors in finding and keeping housing.
To access Streets to Homes outreach services for yourself or someone in need, call 311.
Streets to Homes staff reach out to people who are sleeping outdoors and experiencing homelessness. Available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, year-round, they focus on establishing supportive relationships as a first step in addressing an individual’s immediate health and safety needs. They also provide supports to move into housing.
The following services are available to people who are 16 years or older and are sleeping outside:
For a snapshot of the services and care we provide, download the handout in your preferred language.
Streets to Homes staff at 129 Peter St. engage with people experiencing homelessness who are living outside and/or who spend a significant amount of their time on the streets.
The following programs services are available at 129 Peter St. 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
Those looking for shelter should call Central intake at 416 338-4766.
A transitional Housing First program designed to support people with significant history of street homelessness/street involvement. People who are referred must be working with the Streets to Homes or partners and engaged in a service plan with a focus on accessing appropriate housing.
Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Individuals who are not already connected with another agency on a housing plan can walk into 129 Peter St. to meet with a housing counsellor. Counsellors will be on-site during the times listed above to help people develop and achieve housing plans. Counsellors provide assessment, informal support, linkage and accompaniment to housing and other needed services.
Streets to Homes help people maintain their housing by connecting them with a follow up support worker to:
The City funds the following partners to work with Streets to Homes to provide street outreach and follow-up supports:
Streets to Homes and partners also work with organizations across Toronto to support people living outside, including Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area, Inner City Health Associates, Toronto Employment and Social Services, Toronto Paramedic Services, TTC, Union Station, and The Works.
Meet Natisha and Ryan who share their experiencing working with Streets to Homes and supporting Toronto’s most vulnerable residents:
“Allowing people to feel acknowledged in society is really important.” Meet Natisha:
“We don’t just provide services, we provide life-saving services.” Meet Ryan: