March 20, 2020
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NOTICE: as a result of COVID-19, it is necessary to reduce our community services.
EFFECTIVE March 16, 2020:
Street Health hours are reduced to:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Screening at the door:
- All clients who come to Street health will need to answer questions about possible symptoms they may have related to COVID-19
Services we continue to offer:
- ID Safe
- Mental health case management for existing clients
- Nursing on Mon and Thurs: 10 AM – 3 PM for urgent issues and wound care
- Harm reduction supplies
COVID-19 can spread very easily. There are new developments happening every day – anyone who can, should self-isolate and use agency websites and phone for updates.
- All Harm Reduction Drop-In programs (Monday afternoon and Wednesday evening)
- Volunteer kit making sessions
- ID Community Clinics
- Off-site community Nursing Clinics
Call 416-921-8668 with any questions
Street Health is a non-profit community based agency that strives to improve the health and well-being of homeless and under-housed people in downtown Toronto. We offer physical and mental health programs, as well as supports that improve clients’ ability to access other services. Our work is focused in the neighbourhood around Dundas and Sherbourne Streets, an area with the largest concentration of homeless shelters and drop-in centres in Canada. On an average day, 115 clients come through our doors; we have 60,500 client visits each year.
Monday - Street Health
(338 Dundas E.) 9am-4pm
Tuesday - St. James Cathedral (65 Church St.) 1:30pm - 3:30pm, including foot care clinic
Wednesday - Margaret's Drop-In (323 Dundas E.) 9:30am - 11:30am.
Women's 24 Hour Drop-in (67 Adelaide E.). Nursing and NP care 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Fridays - Street Health
(338 Dundas E.) 9pm-4pm
St. James Cathedral (65 Church St.) 9:30am - 11:30am. Foot care - first come first serve.
ID Replacement Clinics
Tuesdays - All Saints Church (315 Dundas E.) 12 - 1:30. Signup starts 11:30.
2nd Wednesday - Queen West Community HC - 168 Bathurst St. 10 - 12:30
3rd Wednesday - Parkdale Community Centre - 1229 Queen W. 10 - 12
4th Wednesday - Regent Park Community HC - 465 Dundas E. 10 - 12:30
1st & 3rd Thursday (for women only) - The Massey Centre for Women - 1202 Broadview Ave.
ID Safe is at Street Health, 338 Dundas E.
Monday-Friday 9:00-12:30, 1:30-5:00
Health Care at Street Level
The health services we provide are client-centered, flexible, and responsive. Our multi-disciplinary service model can assess individual needs from different perspectives and respond with dynamic solutions.
In 2018-19 Street Health provided:
- 10,900 client visits to the Nursing and Community Mental Health Programs
- 1,255 pieces of identification processed
- 1,992 pieces of mail/ID received
- 5,145 client visits to harm reduction drop-in programs
- 2,120 client contacts through harm reduction outreach program
- 36,000 client visits for supplies and referrals
- 2,000 Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) client visits
If you would like to access our services, or refer your clients, please call us at 416-921-8668 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please donate online to help support our services, or call 416-921-8668 ext. 229. All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt.
Research, Students, Volunteers
Street Health has performed comprehensive research on homelessness. More on Street Health Research.
We have student opportunities..... Learn more.
If you are a Registered Nurse and would like to volunteer at one of our nursing clinics? Would you like to help us with our fundraising efforts? See our volunteer page.
I am delighted Street Heath is continuing their commitment to improve the health and well-being of residents of Toronto Centre with the opening of the newly accessible Coach House. Through their many programs, Street Health has assisted countless numbers of homeless and under-housed residents of downtown Toronto. I am truly pleased to see the Ontario Trillium Foundation contribute to the legacy of Street Health and their excellent work of improving the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.
- Glenn Murray, MPP for Toronto Centre
It is my pleasure to extend greetings and congratulations to Street Health on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. I am also pleased to welcome everyone to the official opening of an accessible Coach House, the city of Toronto’s newest facility that provides physical and mental health support to individuals who are homeless or in need of housing facilities.
This milestone anniversary is a cause for celebration, a time to reflect on Street Health’s many accomplishments and an opportunity to look with hope to a future of new possibilities.
- Mayor John Tory
Street Health receives some government financial support, but this does never covered all of the services offered. A source of much needed support is private donors, individuals like you and me, who understand that healthcare helps individuals in their current situation, and can also create opportunity. My first and continuing impressions of Street Health make me proud to have been a donor for over eight years. I know it is an organization that helps those members of society who need help the most.
- Bill H., Street Health Donor
Street Health’s work now spans 30 years, so there are also new generations of supporters beginning. My daughter has been a monthly donor to Street Health for a few years. Our family is pleased to look for opportunities to broaden support for this work in the hope that one day it will no longer be needed.
- Lynne M., Street Health Donor
Anyone can be one illness or life catastrophe away from becoming homeless. I support Street Health because they offer services that are - nonjudgmental, caring, friendly, approachable and respectful – these are the qualities and vision that I live by and want to support.
- Cathy G., Street Health Donor
Being able to access healthcare is a basic human need that most of us take for granted. In my work I unfortunately see many people who, due to their personal life story, have been left without any positive choices. They have reached a point where they need to find a bridge to help them rise above their immediate situation. Helping to fill this gap is what I see Street Health doing and why I’m a long-time contributor.
- Paula R., Street Health Donor