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Homeless Drop In & Outreach Services

*COVID-19 Update

Both Drop-In’s are currently operating with modified services. Take-away meals are available at Drop-In North 7 days/week, 9:00am-3:00pm, and at Drop-In South on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10:00am-3:00pm.

For additional service details please call (647) 472-6912.

 

Drop-In

ACSA’s two Drop-In locations offer a host of programs to individuals over 18 years of age who are homeless, socially isolated or living in precarious housing.

Drop-In North (4155 Sheppard Ave East) offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks, access to computers and internet, phones, TTC tokens, showers, clothing and other personal hygiene supplies. We have a primary care physician clinic, and a foot clinic, operating by appointment only throughout the year.

Social programs include a Women’s Group and Art Group. We are always looking for volunteers to help with our kitchen program.

Contact the Drop-In North workers at: (647) 461-6912

Drop-In South (202 Markham Rd) offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks, access to computers and internet, harm reduction supplies, phones, TTC tokens, laundry, clothing and other personal hygiene supplies. Additional supports include access to a nurse and foot clinic, operating by appointment only throughout the year.

Contact the Drop-In South staff at: (647) 472-6912

 

Street Outreach Services

Our Outreach program serves clients that live in encampments, under bridges, in rail yards or on the street. Relationship building through active engagement has been pivotal to establishing trust and support with the end goal of helping clients to obtain permanent housing. The outreach team provides informal counseling, linkages with income supports offices, and assistance with housing searches. The catchment area includes Scarborough and stretches west to Jane Street in North York.

Contact the Street Outreach Team at: 416-684-6350.

 

Housing Help Worker

Our Housing Help Worker provides intake and assessments to support clients towards finding both market-rent and social housing and facilitates workshops on tenants’ rights and responsibilities. The Worker provides follow-up supports for clients that have completed Special Priority Program applications, to ensure housing stability and connections are made with community resources.

Contact the worker at: 416-321-6912 ext. 240

 

Landlord Recruitment Specialist 

Our Specialist conducts outreach to prospective landlords in Scarborough, in order to build a registry of affordable and quality market-rent housing listings.

Contact the worker at: 647-460-6053

 

Home For Good

This program provides intensive case management supports to formerly homeless clients as identified by Coordinated Access. Working from a client centered model, the goal of the program is to foster greater independence and housing stability. Wrap around supports provided include: financial literacy, basic needs supplies, referrals to community supports and connections to medical services. Workers also provide mediation and advocacy with landlords to mitigate tenancy risks.

 

Opiate Addictions Services Project

This project is funded through SASP (Scarborough Addiction Services Partnership) and CAMH. It provides case management for those with opiate dependency, group supports, and public education workshops in the community.

 

Massage Parlour / Micro-Brothel Outreach

This program provides weekly HIV prevention outreach services to sex workers in micro brothels and massage parlors in Scarborough. It receives funding from Toronto Public Health and the MAC-AIDS Fund. Outreach workers travel to brothel and parlor locations each week to build rapport with the owners and sex trade workers and to distribute harm reduction supplies and accompany sex trade workers to sexual health clinics for testing for HIV and STI’s. Networking and outreach has been enhanced through the use of “We Chat” technology with clients, and the program has received interest across Canada and into Asia.

 

 

 

 

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