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