Fred Victor is committed to ending homelessness. In the past 125 years, Fred Victor has grown from a single mission at Queen and Jarvis to a multi-service organization with 20 locations across Toronto. In addition to affordable housing, transitional housing, and emergency shelters, Fred Victor provides a constellation of supports to help people secure and maintain a safe place to live.
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Since 1973, Nellie’s has been at the forefront of providing shelter and support for marginalized women and their children in the Greater Toronto Area. We operate programs and services for women and children who had or are experiencing violence, poverty, and homelessness. Nellie’s works to lessen homelessness for women and their children whether the cause is family violence, mental health, or any other reason that results in dealing with the impact from trauma.
Every woman who arrives at Nellie’s Shelter is welcomed and cared for. Her immediate needs are met as quickly as possible—this could mean finding her a warm meal, clean clothes or toiletries for the night. From there, her long-term needs are addressed through outreach programs and services designed to foster learning and support. In the last few years, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in demographics at Nellie’s—more women are arriving with their children to live in the shelter than ever before. Today, almost half of our current shelter residents are children ranging in age from newborn to 15 years.