In November 2015, Sistering’s Drop In opened 24/7, 365 days a year, thanks to City of Toronto funding. Extended Drop In hours were approved by the City to address concern about the increased number of vulnerable women who could not access shelter due to a variety of complex issues, and/or who experience crisis and need a safe haven devoted to the ongoing care of women. A core Sistering belief is that women with lived experience are key to enriching the foundations of our Drop In services. Sistering has hired Peer Drop In Workers to interact with, and provide support to, participants in the evening hours. Peer Outreach Workers engage women in the Toronto West Central area in the evening/night hours, and provide valuable resources and information about Sistering’s programming.
The Drop In Community Support team offers programs that meet a variety of needs as identified by participants including games, movies, art therapy, social groups, stretching, pet care and aesthetic services.