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Housing Drop-In

Housing Drop-In

COSTI’s Housing Drop-In program is designed to meet the specific needs of women and children who are under-housed, at the risk of becoming homeless, facing cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic barriers to suitable housing, and have limited resources for transportation and childcare.

Services Available

  • Referrals and advocacy towards securing sustainable housing
  • Preventing eviction services for women and their families
  • Complimentary group programs provide opportunities for women to socialize and build networks
  • Volunteer activities include meaningful work experience and reduction of social isolation.
  • Life skills learning in a supportive environment: money management, stress, assertiveness and self-awareness; Canadian culture in the workplace; housing search and other skills.

Staff at this location speak Albanian, English, French, Greek, Italian, Polish and Spanish. Other languages can be made available upon request.

Who is Eligible

Services are available to all women and children residing in the North York area who are under-housed, at risk of becoming homeless and/or who face cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic barriers to suitable housing.

Program Intake

Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Contact Details for:

Housing Drop-In
Phone: 416.244.0480

This Program is Located at:

North York Centre
Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave., Suite 114
Toronto, ON
Phone: 416.244.0480 | nyork@costi.org

There is no service fee for this program.

COSTI's Housing Drop-in program is funded by the City of Toronto, Homeless Initiatives Fund, and the United Way Toronto & York Region.

Related Resources

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Cultural Excursions, Reading, Video, and Web Resources

COSTI has a large library of reading and resource materials, as well as detailed listings of monthly cultural events to help students improve and practice their English. Check back soon for a full listing.

Websites of Interest

Settlement.Org provides newcomers with information and resources to settle in Ontario. The website offers valuable information on education, employment, health, housing, immigration, language and literacy, and legal services.

www.settlement.org


211Toronto is a directory of over 20,000 community, social, health, and government, health services.

www.211toronto.ca

Language and Settlement Issues

In striving to provide clients with a high level of service, COSTI staff make every effort to address, and assist clients with issues they may be facing as they begin life in Canada. Check back soon to find information that will help you cope with:

Feelings of isolation and feeling like you don’t belong

Dealing with conflicting work and family responsibilities while trying to attend English language studies

Accessing outreach programs, programs to help you understand the Canadian culture

Getting in touch with community groups that share your language or culture

Accessing social services

Enrolling your children in school

Securing housing

Finding a job

Does the landlord have a right to increase my rent?

Your landlord has the right to increase your rent, once every twelve months. You must receive a 90 days written notice before the increase.

Read about Housing Help resources in Ontario and your Housing Legal Rights and Responsibilities