Street Health Client Stories- Bobby

“I was spiraling down and I didn’t know how to stop”   There are roughly 10,000 people in Toronto who are homeless or insecurely housed on any given night. The pandemic, rising cost of living, lack of affordable housing, and the poisoned drug crisis are just some of the reasons more and more people are […]

Street Health Client Stories – Janice

  I’ve Come a Long Way … Janice was only 8 years old when her father died. The sudden loss coupled with rising political instability taking place in her home country of Jamaica, lead her mother to make the decision to bring Janice and her younger sister to Canada, eventually settling in Toronto.  “My mom […]

Street Health Client Stories – René

“I never thought I would be homeless until it happened to me” René grew up in a comfortable middle-class home, both of her parents enjoyed stable employment, she went on vacations in the summer and was always encouraged to chase any opportunity that came her way. But after a series of unfortunate events, René departed […]

Good People Use Drugs

    As overdose deaths continue to climb, calls for an end to the stigmatizing policies that exist as a byproduct of the failed war on drugs approach continue to grow. This vilifying approach needs to be replaced by a harm reduction-centered model to respond to the crisis with a greater sense of empathy, while […]

Interested in joining Street Health’s Board of Directors?

  Street Health’s Board of Directors is a volunteer community board. The Board is currently recruiting new members including positions for those who have lived experience of homelessness and/or substance use. We are also looking for a member with an accounting/financial background for the role of Board Treasurer. If you are interested in community health […]