Housing and Homeless Supports

Maxwell Meighen Centre

The Maxwell Meighen Centre is a multi-care facility offering various programs and services. It is run on Christian principles and has a desire to share the love of God in a practical way with those experiencing homelessness in downtown Toronto.

288 Emergency Shelter beds are available 24 hours a day, 7-days a week, and 365 days a year to homeless men over the age of 18. The Centre also offers 3 meals a day and access to chaplaincy, counselling/case management services, housing help support workers, addictions services, consulting psychiatrist through Inner City Health Associates (ICHA) and an ID clinic.

The Centre also operates a Primary Support Unit (PSU), a 10-bed crisis stabilization unit that provides transitional support from a non-medical, crisis stabilization perspective that will allow clients to mobilize their efforts to take the next steps for community re-entry. The PSU is based on the principles of Psycho-Social Rehabilitation, and reduces the need for re-hospitalization and dependency on emergency departments and psychiatric services.

The Centre also has 34-private rooms for people living on fixed incomes including but not limited to OW, ODSP, CPP. The Transition to Housing program provides an additional 45 beds. The program is designed to provide supports and services that link people with a continuum of supports that are designed to lead to housing stabilization.