Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Toronto
Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Toronto provides both on-site and mobile housing support services to men and women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. All applications for supportive housing must go through The Access Point which provides streamlined, coordinated access to mental health and supportive housing agencies in Toronto.
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550 Queen Street East, Suite 315
Toronto ON M5A 1V2
Director: Colleen Lamond
Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Toronto provides both on-site and mobile housing support services to men and women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
* All applications for supportive housing must go through The Access Point which provides streamlined access to mental health and supportive housing agencies in Toronto.
The Residences (On-site Support)
Individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have significant mental health challenges live in stable, secure apartments with onsite support. Staff is available Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
205 Gerrard Street East
Toronto ON M5A 2E7
Brother Joseph Dooley Apartments
10 Tracy Street
Toronto ON M5A 4P2
Manse Road High Support Housing Program
125 Manse Road
Scarborough ON M1E 3V2
This program is for individuals, 16 years of age or older, living with significant mental health challenges who require a high degree of support. Staff are onsite 24 hours a day and provide assistance in developing skills to live independently. Once a resident no longer requires a high degree of support, staff assist them in moving to more independent housing.
Current service languages provided: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hungarian, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Support services offered:
- Home visits from our psychiatrist (through Inner City Health Associates)
- Home visits from our community mental health nurse
- Direct skills teaching
- Supportive counselling
- Liaison with other community resources
- Individual functional and resources assessment leading to skill development and goal attainment
- Social/recreational events
- Crisis prevention and intervention
- Trusteeship program
- Property management support
- Auricular acupuncture for detoxing and anxiety
- Structured “mindfulness” meditation groups
- Harm reduction support
Services are offered in the Central East LHIN catchment area – more specifically in Scarborough. Referrals accepted from The Access Point (coordinated access to supportive housing in Toronto) specific to those individuals requiring high support and wishing to reside in Scarborough. Referrals are also accepted from our partnership with Ontario Shores and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
A.S.H. Addictions Supportive Housing
1758 Danforth Avenue
Toronto ON M4C 1H8
This program supports 32 adults with complex substance use challenges or complex concurrent disorders who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They must meet the criteria of high intensity service use of one or more of the following:
Withdrawal Management System (WMS) – Individuals with 10 or more admissions to residential WMS in the previous year.
Emergency Rooms – Individuals reporting or reported to have 20 or more admissions to emergency rooms in the previous year or five or more admissions to emergency rooms in the previous two months.
Hospitalizations – Individuals who have had 20 or more hospital in-patient bed days in the past year (includes acute care, rehabilitation and complex care hospitals).
Justice System – Individuals with five or more contacts with the justice system (police, courts, corrections) for separate issues (not contacts for the same charge, incident, process) in the past year.
All Tenant Services
Clinical Psychiatric Services – Access to a part-time psychiatrist and full time community mental health nurse.
Trusteeship Program – Support in areas of rent and bill payment, budgeting and savings.
Property Management – Supported landlord and tenant issues such as building maintenance and liaising with property owners to ensure buildings are clean, safe and affordable.
After Hours Emergency Tenant Support – On-call staff will assess the caller’s situation and determine the best course of action. All calls are followed up the next day.
Recreational and group activities include:
- Mindfulness Meditation Group (weekly)
- Auricular Acupuncture
- Baseball league/floor hockey league/volleyball league
- Creative Works Studio – art program
- Swimming group
- Newsletter group
- Barbecue/cooking groups