This Christmas, we're fortunate to share a few stories from our residents about what having a home means to them. Titled "Our Christmas Carols" we hope that, like carols, these tales will be shared over and over again, bringing people together as they embrace the Christmas spirit. We hope you will join us in sharing these courageous stories and find their power in spreading joy and hope this holiday season.
Please tell us what having a home means to you in the box below. Your response will help us build an awareness campaign in 2015.
There are 5,000 people in Toronto without a safe stable place to live. Hundreds live "rough" - in ravines, stairwells or on the street. Hundreds more suffer with mental illness and addictions. This is who we serve, people with the fewest options. We believe that people need a home before they can begin to work on their other issues.
The vast majority of vulnerably housed and homeless people - even those with severe mental health and/or substance use issues - can successfully stay housed and off the street when the right supports are in place.
Make a difference this Christmas by giving a holiday gift and help provide stable and affordable housing to 550 men, women, and children this winter.