Sistering is a low-barrier multi-service agency.

We support women and trans people from across Toronto who experience first hand the impact of marginalization and poverty. They may be homeless, or are at risk of becoming homeless. They are a diverse group from 16 to 80-plus years old who may:

  • have substance use or mental health issues; 
  • be sex workers; 
  • have interactions with the criminal justice system; 
  • have experienced, or are experiencing, trauma and violence; 
  • are immigrant and refugees; 
  • have health issues and disabilities; 
  • are without legal status.

We Provide

  • Access to hot meals (Breakfast 9:30-10:30am; Lunch 12-2pm; Dinner 6:30-7:30pm; Snack 9-9:30pm)
  • Showers and laundry facilitie
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Telephones, Internet access and mailing address
  • Crisis intervention and trauma informed counselling
  • Harm reduction support and supplies
  • Peer support groups in English, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Information & referrals to social assistance, legal aid and other community support
  • Onsite access to primary healthcare via medical clinic
  • Onsite access to a Settlement Worker
  • 24/7 Drop-In is pet friendly

Follow Up Case Support

Follow-up support programs help individuals exiting homelessness to work towards continued housing stability. These tailored, in-person supports meet the unique strengths and needs of each person, while assisting their transition from shelter or outdoors into permanent, safe homes.

Clients may access different housing options, including private market units, social housing and shared accommodation settings. Follow-up supports help people connect to their community and provide linkages to ongoing services, supports and resources that help ensure successful housing outcomes. Services are provided with a Housing First approach. 

All referrals come directly to Sistering through the City of Toronto.  We pride ourselves on being an organization committed to keeping individuals housed with the supports needed for stabilization.

Service Locations

24-hour Drop In at 962 Bloor Street West

Parkdale Drop In open 5 days a week

From April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, Sistering had


Participant Visits


Meals Served


Harm Reduction Resources Distributed


Participants Supported by Our Social Enterprise Spun Studio


Personal Hygiene and Clothing Items Distributed

…and 63,402 emails, phone calls, letters and accompaniments advocating on behalf of participants