COSTI’s Housing Drop-In program is designed to meet the specific needs of women and children who are under-housed, at the risk of becoming homeless, facing cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic barriers to suitable housing, and have limited resources for transportation and childcare.
- Referrals and advocacy towards securing sustainable housing
- Preventing eviction services for women and their families
- Complimentary group programs provide opportunities for women to socialize and build networks
- Volunteer activities include meaningful work experience and reduction of social isolation.
- Like skills learning in a supportive environment: money management, stress, assertiveness and self-awareness; Canadian culture in the workplace; housing search and other skills.
Staff at this location speak Albanian, English, French, Greek, Italian, Polish and Spanish. Other languages can be made available upon request.
Who is Eligible
Services are available to all women and children residing in the North York area who are under-housed, at risk of becoming homeless and/or who face cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic barriers to suitable housing.
Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Contact Details for:
This Program is Located at:
North York Centre
There is no service fee for this program.
COSTI's Housing Drop-in program is funded by the City of Toronto, Homeless Initiatives Fund and the United Way of Greater Toronto
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