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Dial 211

CONNECTING YOU TO THE HELP YOU NEED. Dial 2-1-1 and you will have access to an entire network of community, social and government-based services. Calls are answered by professional information and referral specialists who are trained to assess caller needs and refer callers to the most appropriate resources. This service is offered in over 200 languages. 

 

Clothing

Clothing Services in the City of Toronto - The availability of clothing can vary. If possible, please call ahead to avoid disappointment.

 

Drop-inS

Drop-In Services in the City of Toronto - Drop-ins provide a range of services that can include health care, recreational programs and housing support. These listings show which drop-ins have laundry, showers and harm reduction. 

 

Housing Help

Housing Help Centres in the City of Toronto - Housing Help Centres are non-profit agencies that help people find and keep housing and avoid eviction. Housing Help services are also available in most shelters and many drop-ins.

 

Emergency/Police

Emergency 911 
Peel Regional Police 905-453-3311
Halton Regional Police 905-878-5511
Toronto Police 416-808-2222
Ontario Provincial Police 1-888-310-1122

 

Emergency Accommodation

Shelter Services in the City of Toronto - Call 311 or Central Intake at 416-338-47661-877-338-3398 for emergency shelter. The shelters listed can be contacted directly, but may not have available space.

 

Women and Children 

Interim Place l Mississauga 905-403-0864 
Interim Place ll Malton 905-676-8515
Interval House Toronto 416-924-1411
The Redwood Shelter Toronto 416-533-8538
Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter Toronto 416-746-3701

ShelterSafe.ca is an online resource to help women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map will serve as a fast resource to connect women with the nearest shelter that can offer safety, hope and support. Access the map here.

 

Emergency Food

Food Services in the City of Toronto - Free or low cost meals are available throughout Toronto. You can search by day of the week to find the breakfast, lunch or dinner nearest you.

Mississauga Food Bank 905-270-5589 
Meadowvale Eden Community Food Bank 905-785-3651
St. Louis OutreachFood Bank 905-454-2144
Knights Table 905-454-8725
Salvation Army – Erin Mills 905-820-6868 
Salvation Army – Brampton 905-451-8840
SalvationArmy – Cawthra 905-279-3941
Salvation Army – Meadowvale 905-824-0450
The Compass – Port Credit 905-274-9309

Distress and Emotional Support