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Nov 15

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Video: Citypak helping those in need with supplies, healthcare and support

Find out how the Citypak project is helping those in need and giving them much more than just a bag. Click here for video.   COMMENTS All comments are anonymous unless you wish to leave your name in the message itself. Thanks!

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Five Shelters

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Oct 15

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Toronto Housing and Homeless Supports 2014 Annual Report

Introducing Toronto Housing and Homeless Supports 2014 Annual Report   COMMENTS All comments are anonymous unless you wish to leave your name in the message itself. Thanks!

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May 15

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Stories of Hope from Evangeline Residence

These are just a few of the success stories from our women’s shelter Evangeline Residence. Trying to find enough money to make ends meet and often coming up short, Helen struggled with homelessness since 2009. With the help of the team at Evangeline Residence, she has been able to secure subsidized housing and apply for […]

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Feb 15

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Florence Booth House Turns Fifteen Too

On Thursday, February 12th 2015, just two days early, The Salvation Army Florence Booth House hosted an all day celebration to mark its upcoming 15th Anniversary. This celebration was a time where both staff and residents to came together to reminisce and be thankful for the opportunity we have to carry out our mission within […]

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Feb 15

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The Gateway Turns Fifteen

On Sunday, February 15th we celebrated the Gateway’s 15th anniversary by hosting a birthday party in the drop-in and inviting some local musicians to come and put on a show. It was a great night for our residents, community members, supporters and staff; a joyous occasion all around.   As a shelter, we’ve accomplished a […]

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Sara's story

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Jan 15

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Sara

Sara came to Florence Booth House in November 2012. During her initial assessment with a Counsellor, Sara related how she had been fired from her place of employment because she was suffering from depression. Sara had attempted to apply for ODSP to ensure a source of income but was denied. The Counsellor attempted to work […]

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Housing Worker Office

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Jan 15

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A Vision Restored

A shy young woman came to stay with us at Florence Booth House after she was bought to Canada for medical assistance. As a respected and well-known accountant in her native country, Namibia, this woman had given up her job to assist her family in their car sales auto industry. However, plans with the business […]

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Aaron at Hope Shelter

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Jan 15

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Keeping the Faith

Aaron is staying at Hope Shelter for a few days while he waits to enter the Harbour Light treatment program. He’s been in treatment before, but has hope for the future. “Underneath everything, I do have faith in God,” he says. “Part of faith is belief in self, and I think I still have enough […]

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Laura

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Jan 15

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Returning to Help Others

Laura has found safety and support at Evangeline Residence after experiencing domestic violence. “I’m using it as a stepping stone in my life,” she says. She is studying towards a certificate in family counselling at Centennial College, and wants to help other women. “They’ve been crushed with negative, critical words, with ...

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Ieshia at Florence Booth House

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Dec 14

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More than a Hand Out

Ieshia has been at Florence Booth House, a women’s shelter, for two weeks. “I went down to my lowest. I didn’t have a place to stay. I was on the street,” she says. “It was bad. Rough.” Somebody told her about the shelter. “Here I have a roof over my head, I have food to […]

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