Drug and Alcohol Recovery Enrichment (DARE) Program

Type of Service

Residential Supportive Treatment - Addictions

Program Description

DARE (Drug and Alcohol Recovery Enrichment), is an abstinence based 25 beds pre and post treatment program which addresses the needs of homeless adult men (18+), struggling with addictions. To be admitted, individuals must be sober, willing to establish and follow through with abstinence based treatment and a housing plan, and stable enough to participate in program activities.

DARE provides the supportive environment homeless men need in order to address addictions. Clients receive case management, individual and group counselling, food, clothing, toiletries, and 24-hour shelter in a secure dormitory which is abstinence-based.

Aftercare services are provided for clients who have completed their treatment programs. DARE helps clients to develop and follow individual housing plans. DARE also continues to support graduates living in the community. Group meetings, crisis intervention, referrals, and individual counselling help clients to live in recovery over the long term to help prevent relapse.

Program Restricted To


Access Information

Referrals are accepted from all sources. ADAT assessment should be completed prior to referral, where possible. Length of stay is not fixed and is based on client need.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-869-3619 ext. 299
Fax 416-869-0510

Clients Served

Gender Male
Age 18 and up
Catchment Ontario
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed
Note No smoking indoors.




Main Hours

Monday 0000-2400
Tuesday 0000-2400
Wednesday 0000-2400
Thursday 0000-2400
Friday 0000-2400
Saturday 0000-2400
Sunday 0000-2400

Counselling services available 0830-1630, some support available 24 hours a day.