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Fast Facts about Fred Victor programs and services

Every day, more than 2,000 people use our programs and services. Here’s a quick look at how we help.


Community Programs

  • 2,250 new socks, underwear and toiletries are given out over a year to people who use our Open House Drop-in Program.
  • Staff meet with individuals to provide support approximately 3,000 times a month.
  • 30 Drop-in participants work 1,300 volunteer hours in the Clothing Room, Community Garden, Art Group and Newsletter under the Open House Drop-in umbrella.
  • 400+ women a year receive food, clothing, health access and counselling support at our Women’s 24-hour Drop-in.
  • Friends Restaurant serves upwards of 42,000 meals a year.


Health Services

  • The Concurrent Disorders Support Services (CDSS) network with the Mental Health and Justice Program sees 760 people a year with addiction and mental health challenges.  Clients receive counselling, practical assistance and specialized health services.
  • Community mental health services such as case management, early intervention, court diversion and psycho-geriatric care touch the lives of some 2,500 youth, adults and seniors each year.
  • Mental health promotion reaches 2,000 people.
  • The Inner City Access Project, CAMH's Shared Care, St. Michael's Hospital Withdrawal Management team, the Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless, a medical general practitioner and a nurse practitioner deliver health and mental health and addiction services through Fred Victor programs 

Employment and Training


Hiring people with lived experience of homelessness

  • 45 people with lived experience of homelessness receive training and are hired to work in Toronto’s seven summer cooling centres.


Permanent Affordable Housing

  • 250 people obtain permanent, affordable housing each year.


Emergency Shelters

  • 150 people leave Fred Victor shelters and improve their housing situation after receiving housing help from Fred Victor housing access workers.

 

 

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