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

Three hot meals, soup and sandwiches overnight

Showers and laundry facilities

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, referral and accompaniment to social assistance, legal aid, doctors and other appointments

Onsite access to primary healthcare with family physicians, psychiatrist and nurse

Onsite access to a Settlement Worker

The 24/7 Drop In is pet friendly

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

140521

Participant Visits

156480

Meals Served

20407

Harm Reduction Kits Distributed

7128

Housing Referrals

137

Participants supported by our social enterprise Spun Studio

84572

Personal Hygiene and Clothing Items Distributed

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