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Community Housing Options and Support

1900 Sheppard Transitional Housing Program

 

Located at 1900 Sheppard Avenue West, this program provides up to four years of housing to 27 young families and a range of support services.

 

Clients must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

  • Young Mothers aged 16-25 with full custody of their children
  • Homeless or under-housed
  • Enrolled in a part-time or full-time program (school, work, etc.)  
  • Willing to participate in case management and workshops facilitated by Massey Centre

 

To apply, or for more information please contact:  echavez@massey.ca or  647-740-2095 

 

New Beginnings

 

New Beginnings is a program for pregnant or parenting young women aged 13-25 years’ old who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. New Beginnings creates a bridge to permanent housing by increasing life and work skills to prepare young moms to live independently in the community.

 

The program offers the following services:

 

  • Support in securing housing in market or Rent-Geared-to-Income apartments
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Eviction prevention services and workshops
  • Employment support
  • Housing education
  • Life skill workshops
  • Income Tax services
  • Application assistance for OSAP, Ontario Works, and other income supports
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Support with finding a high school or postsecondary program
  • Support with applying for ID
  • Immigration application support

 

For more information or to register, call our Intake Social Worker at 416-425-6348 ext. 230

 

Baby and Me: Our Home

 

This program aims to help young moms find and keep permanent housing at an apartment of their choice in the city. The program includes:

 

  • Housing workshops
  • Support to search and visit housing listings
  • Monthly rental subsidies of up to $800 (while funding is available) 
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Other support services

 

Clients must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

  • Pregnant or parenting young mother aged 16-25 with custody of their child(ren)
  • Homeless or under-housed
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Must be willing to participate in Massey Centre monthly workshops and check-ins with a caseworker
  • Demonstrate the ability to live independently

 

For more information or to register, call our Intake Social Worker at 416-425-6348 ext. 230

 

Young Parent Community Housing Project

 

Located near Christie Street and St. Clair Ave., this program provides transitional and supportive housing for eight young families. The maximum stay at is two years.   

                                                                                       

Clients must meet criteria:

 

  • Single mothers aged 16-24 years with children birth – six years old.
  • Must be already working or in school.
  • Single mother must be the primary caregiver of their child(ren) and be actively parenting.
  • Must be willing to participate in workshops and check-ins with Massey Centre staff

 

For more information or to register, contact mtabit@massey.ca or 416-803-8238.

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