South Etobicoke Mental Health and Housing Supports

Type of Service

Support Within Housing - Mental Health

Program Description

A community housing support program for women offering rent supplements and intensive case management support in South Etobicoke and surrounding area. This program provides 30 scattered, private market apartments for women living with mental illness or concurrent disorders. Rent supplements to ensure housing affordability are combined with intensive case management support to address the immediate crisis and long-term support needs of homeless women. Support is offered to transition from emergency shelter to independent housing. Ongoing case management support is available for as long as the client requires it. Through a trauma focused model of support, integrated housing and shelter programs with counselling and support services are specialized to meet the unique needs of women who have experienced violence and trauma and to offer supports for women to develop skills to live independently. Staff engages in long-range planning for women in crisis, life skills counselling and job training to support their transition to permanent housing and to facilitate access to critical community resources including health, social services, legal support and mental health and addictions programs and supports. Women in this program have access to the full range of support services offered by YWCA Toronto, including housing and support programs, employment and skills development programs, and girls and family programs.

Program Restricted To

Homeless Clients

Access Information

Access to the program is through YWCA Toronto's 1st Stop Woodlawn Shelter or The Access Point.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost Yes

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-640-1934
Fax 416-499-9716

Clients Served

Gender Female
Age 16 and up
Catchment Ontario
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed

Application Referral Forms




Two staff members work shifts. The shifts are flexible and accommodate the needs of the clients.