It costs a lot to provide a safe, stable, suitable
home for Toronto's chronically homeless.
It costs even more not to.

The housing first approach was pioneered by Homes First thirty years ago. People need a home before they can begin to work on other issues. With a home people can build a future. They have a better chance of integrating into society. They are healthier. They rely less on social and health services.

We are here to provide a home first. We work with others to provide the supports people need to maintain their housing and rebuild their lives. We accept referrals from and draw on the knowledge and experience of other community service organizations to support our residents.

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Paula's Story

December 1, 2016
By: homesfirst
Paula only spent three months on what she calls “the circuit” — spending her days finding warm spots in...

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