SUMMERS IN TORONTO CAN BE DEADLY FOR THE HOMELESS.
We’re having one of the hottest summers on record. Temperatures continue to reach dangerous levels. The homeless can’t power down the heat themselves.
Extreme heat contributes to an average of 120 premature deaths every summer in Toronto. People experiencing homelessness are especially at risk.
Fred Victor’s shelters, housing and drop-in programs are welcoming spaces where homeless people can escape the heat and get food and water. And when there is an extreme heat warning, we have staff on the street handing out water and sunscreen and directing people to safe spaces nearby – as part of the City of Toronto’s Keep Cool program.
In fact, we provide support to homeless people all year round and through the most difficult weather conditions. Every day, more than 2,000 people use our programs and services – and we are responsive to the unique needs of each and every person who comes through our doors.
Beyond helping people who require immediate assistance, Fred Victor is developing long-term solutions that move individuals and families off the streets and into stable housing. Join us and make a donation today.
Homeless people rely on our services. We rely on your support.