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Drop Ins

Coming through Sistering’s Drop In doors in the morning means entering a safe, welcoming space
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Support Centres

Drop Ins

Drop Ins offer services, food and connections to community supports. The Toronto Drop-In Network (TDIN) is an active coalition of 45+ drop-in centres working with people who are homeless, marginally housed or socially isolated in Toronto. The Network includes drop-ins of all sizes and diverse philosophies serving women, men, youth, seniors and families. Member agencies are located throughout the City of Toronto. To find a drop in click here.

Women only Drop-ins are:

Women’s Residence
674 Dundas Street West
Adelaide Resource Centre for Women
67 Adelaide Street East
Fred Victor Women’s Day Program
67 Adelaide Street East
Street Haven Drop-In
87 Pembroke Street
416 Drop-in Centre
416 Dundas Street East

Food Banks

Daily Bread Food Bank is Toronto’s leader in the fight against hunger. Daily Bread run neighbourhood food banks where people come to access food hampers, as well as meal programs where people can access prepared meals. To access food please call 416-203-0050 and Daily Bread will refer you to the Neighbourhood Food Bank in your area. For referrals and information on other programs and income supports click here or call our Advocacy Information Line at 416-203-0050 ext. 261.

Financial eligibility - When accessing one of Daily Bread's Emergency food banks, you will undergo an income assessment interview. This assessment helps us to determine how many times per month you can access the food bank and ensures that food is fairly distributed amongst those who need it.

What you need to bring - When you visit a food bank, you will be asked information about your income, your address and your expenditures. It is important to bring:

  • Identification for all family members
  • Proof of income and expenditures (rent, hydro, basic phone)
  • Proof of your current address

Housing Resources

Housing Connections manages the centralized waiting list for rent-geared to income (RGI) units. People who need affordable housing must apply through Housing Connections. Help with filling out the application is available from Housing Connections, or from Housing Help Centres. For applications and more information see or go to 176 Elm Street, Main Floor or call 416-981-6111.

The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) is an Ontario-based non-profit human rights organization that promotes human rights in housing and challenges discrimination. CERA works to remove the barriers that keep disadvantaged individuals and families from accessing and retaining the housing they need. For more information call 416-944-0087 OR 1-800-263-1139 or


Sherbourne Health Centre provides
unscheduled Care Clinics for homeless and
underhoused people

333 Sherbourne Street

Street Health assesses and treats health
complaints and makes appropriate referrals

338 Dundas Street East

Parkdale Community Health Centre provides
medical drop-in hours for  homeless people

1229 Queen Street West

Queen West Community Health Centre
provides specialized medical services for
homeless people

168 Bathurst Street


Family Law Education for Women

Are you having family difficulties? Dealing with issues like divorce, custody or support? Plain language legal information on women’s rights under Ontario family law is available in 14 languages: