COSTI’s Housing Drop-In program is designed to meet the specific needs of individuals and families who are under-housed, homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless, facing cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic barriers to suitable housing.
- 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 anyone residing in the North York area who is under-housed, at risk of becoming homeless and/or who faces cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic barriers to suitable housing.
Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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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.
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