A growing number of two and lone-parent families are turning to Fred Victor for shelter and support. These are women and men with children living in poverty, or who are homeless and living in a shelter, who need a safe, affordable place to live and raise their children.
We are committed to providing families with a safe and welcoming environment. In many instances, our housing has meant that families are able to remain together and non-custodial parents, or those with shared access, are once again able to visit their children.
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We have two housing centres, where rent is geared to income, which families and individuals can call home. Dawes Road Housing, located near Main Street and Danforth Avenue, has 48 permanent housing units for families, singles and couples. It also has an outdoor recreational area and a community garden. Mortimer Avenue Housing, located at the corner of Woodbine and Mortimer avenues, is home to 33 households of singles, two and lone-parent families, transgendered families and youth living independently but supported by the Crown. The building has a shared cooking area and a community space for gatherings and celebrations. At both locations, Fred Victor staff is on-site to run programs and to help tenants find information on local community and support services.
- As of June 2010, 56 adults and 45 children call Dawes Road Housing home.
- As of June 2010, 33 adults and 19 children call Mortimer Avenue Housing home.
- In 2009, teachers from Guitars Not Guns, a national non-profit organization that teaches guitar to children and youth who have had challenging lives, taught Level 1 guitar to eight kids. The program was so successful that a Level 2 is now being offered.