Help Homeless People Beat The Heat Safely.
As restrictions are lifted and the city begins to re-open, things seem to be getting better. But for people experiencing homelessness, the crisis continues.
In Toronto, there are over 9,000 people without a place to call home.
They are still extremely vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19.
And as we are in the midst of one of the hottest summers on record, they will have to find ways to survive the extreme heat too. Homeless people can’t escape 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.