Based on the premise that we can do more together than we can do apart, Toronto Housing & Homeless Supports integrates all five Salvation Army shelters in Toronto and Booth Supportive Services under one management structure. We coordinate:
2 women’s shelters
3 men’s shelters
1 concurrent disorder support team
1 social enterprise training ground
1 primary support unit
1 street outreach team
2 drop-in spaces
extensive follow-up supports
transitioning 300-400 shelter residents to affordable housing every year
671 beds per night in total *
Our logo shows our history, originally 5 separate shelters, Hope Shelter, The Gateway, Florence Booth House, Evangeline Residence, and Maxwell Meighen Centre, which integrated into Toronto Housing & Homeless Supports (THHS) in 2014. In April 2015, Hope Shelter closed its doors at College and McCaul following the landlord’s sale of the building. After a long search for a new property, The Salvation Army opened New Hope Leslieville in January 2018. Booth Supportive Services also integrated with THHS in late 2016, providing wrap-around community support for those with concurrent disorders. Just like our constantly changing city our buildings and services may change, but our vision and journey towards H.O.M.E. remains the same.
* These statistics include Parkdale Women’s Refuge Winter Relief 24-7 Drop-in.