Housing First

Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless?
Are you experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol with symptoms of mental illness without a formal diagnosis?

ring of house keys on a wood table surface

The Housing First Program (HFP) is a community based service offered in partnership with:

Who We Help

Individuals who are:

  • Aged 16 and older
  • Homeless or at risk of being homeless within the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) boundaries, which includes parts of northern Toronto, parts of Etobicoke, most of York Region, and South Simcoe County.  View Central LHIN Boundary Map (PDF)
  • Experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol
  • Experiencing symptoms of mental illness without a formal diagnosis

Individuals will not be excluded on the basis of: continued use of substances, not taking medication, or involvement in the criminal justice system.

How We Help

The program offers:

  • Regular meetings with your case manager in your home, in the community, or in our office
  • Help in navigating the housing market to find and secure suitable housing
  • Support with social and community integration
  • Supportive counselling, referral to primary care, employment, education, or substance misuse treatment, as needed
  • Collaborative development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan

Where We Help

To access this service, please contact:

Streamlined Access – York Support Services Network
Phone: 289-340-0348 or toll free 1-844-660-6602
or apply online: www.yssn.ca/Contact-Streamlined-Access

For further information, please call ASYR at:
 or 1-800-263-2288