Drop Ins


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Sistering’s Drop Ins provide basic services to women who are homeless, underhoused, low income or marginalized and are looking for a safe and welcoming place to go during the day. In a welcoming, non-judgmental environment women can access much-needed supports. Sistering serves a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse population in a positive environment through shared commitment to principles of equity and access.

Drop In – 962 Bloor Street West
At our Bloor Street Drop women can access a full range of services, seven days a week. Our basic services include:

  • hot breakfast and hot lunch
  • laundry facilities (washer & dryer)
  • showers
  • daybeds for napping
  • a mailing address, if needed
  • local phone and email
  • ESL Classes

Broader support services include:

  • Referral to emergency shelters, housing and housing workers, social assistance, legal aid, health care and therapists
  • Workshops and programs for emotional and physical health and well-being including counselling
  • Advocacy and support to access programs and government services
  • Accompany women and provide translation for appointments with lawyers, doctors, police, social workers, government departments
  • Social and recreational programs including arts and crafts, music, videos, day trips and camping
  • Crisis intervention and prevention support for women dealing with trauma and abuse.

We open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week!
Please refer to the Drop In Program Calendar for any unexpected closures due to staff meetings.

962 Bloor Street West (two blocks west of Ossington station)
Phone 416-926-9762
general_info@sistering.org tering.org

Food Service:
Breakfast: Monday to Sunday 9:30 - 11:00 am
Lunch: Monday to Sunday

  • Table Service: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Cafeteria style: 1:00 - 2:45 pm
Snack: Monday to Sunday 6:00 pm
Dinner: Monday to Sunday 8:00 - 9:30 pm

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Parkdale Drop In and Outreach Program
Located in the Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre at 220 Cowan Avenue, the Parkdale Drop In and Outreach program offers:

  • Hot meals, seasonal clothing
  • Support with and referral to housing and housing workers, education classes, health care, therapists, legal services
  • Social and recreational activities including arts and crafts, videos, speakers, day trips and workshops
  • Advocacy for women to access programs and government services in their community and to work with groups and coalitions on issues.

Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 1:30pm

220 Cowan Avenue in Parkdale
Tel: 416-588-3939
Fax: 416-588-8852