Caring health care for the homeless and under-housed
On the street, in parks, or at area drop-in centres, Street Health provides healthcare to homeless and under-housed individuals. Many people living on the street avoid mainstream health services, so our programs support people in the places where they spend their time.
Get in touch to learn more about any Street Health program at 416 921 8668.
Staff nurses, volunteer RNs and Nurse Practitioners provide healthcare at scheduled clinics in drop-in centres and shelters.
This program supports people to access basic needs such as shelter, income, health care and personal identification. As many as 30% of homeless people have faced a mental health challenge.
Using a harm reduction model, this program supports clients using or dependent on substances. These include sanitary needles, safer crack kits, counseling, and referrals to other health services.
We help people access health and other essential social services. A health card is key to receiving medical support, and applying can be onerous.
Street Health provides safe storage of important identification documents. Individuals can retrieve their ID when needed to access services.
Research projects provide valuable information and advocacy tools for the community of agencies and coalitions working to address homelessness.