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Community Referral Services

Our Community Housing, Support and Referral Services’ is a housing first, eviction prevention program that is much more than simply housing. The program plays an integral role in our comprehensive range of programs offered at the Centre for pregnant and parenting young mothers (16-24) who are experiencing homelessness in the City of Toronto. The program creates a bridge to permanent housing by increasing life and work skills to prepare young moms to live independently in the community with healthy, happy babies.
 
Client must meet the following eligibility criteria:

• Pregnant or parenting young mother aged 16-24

• Homeless or under-housed

• Demonstrate a financial need

• Willingness to participate in Massey Centre’s programs and services with a special focus on Housing Help and Eviction Prevention
 
Program offers the following services:

• Support in securing housing in market apartments

• Monthly housing subsidy (while funding is available) for market apartments for eligible clients

• Referrals to community resources

• Eviction prevention services and workshops

• Employment job search

• Income Tax services

• Application assistance for OSAP, Ontario Works, and other income supports

• Support with finding a secondary or postsecondary programs.

 
One-on-one support and educational, capacity-building workshops to increase life and work skills is offered as it is vital to independent living. Workshops include but not limited to,
 

• Landlord/Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

• Harm Reduction

• Employment

• Education

• Money Management

• Housing Help

• Accessing community resources

• And more
 
For more information or to register, please call the Intake Social Worker at 416-425-6348 x 230.

"Massey Centre not only gave me the ability to care for my child, but the motivation to get what I wanted for my life - to have my daughter with me and to live independently."

Brittany

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Massey Centre is a client-centred infant and early childhood mental health organization which supports pregnant and parenting adolescents, aged 13-25.

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