February = cold and hearts

At Street Health February is also the month that we invite our friends and community members to join us and learn about our services. Street Health is excited to be holding our 5th annual Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) Saturday, February 24, from 3-6 pm. Our start and finish location is 339 Queen St. […]

Surviving Toronto’s Winters: Join Our Giving Tuesday Campaign

As the winter chill sets in, it’s easy to take warmth and shelter for granted. However, for many individuals experiencing homelessness, the colder months bring considerable challenges. At Street Health, we are launching a campaign to address this pressing issue and make a difference in the lives of those who are most affected. Homelessness in Toronto […]

September 30th is The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Street Health recognizes the historical and continuing harms to First Nations, Inuit and Metis people caused by colonial and post-colonial policies and that our work takes place on traditional Indigenous territory. Our Board and staff are committed to being allies for Indigenous community members, especially those who experience trauma, discrimination, and marginalization. In the spirit […]

Safe Supply Saves Lives- Don’t just take our word for it, hear from clients

As Safer Supply continues to make headlines around the country, take a moment to hear from the folks who have actually taken part in these programs. Street Health is part of the Downtown Eastside Collaborative Safer Opioid Supply Program (SOS) This service is a partnership between South Riverdale Community Health Centre and Regent Park CHC. […]

Street Health Client Stories – Marsha

“My parents could not afford their mortgage anymore, so they split, and I began to move around a lot.”   Marsha has many fond memories from childhood. “I enjoyed school, I was mostly into gym class, doing volleyball, track, cross country, I was very involved with sports, I also liked geography, woodworking, and creative writing.” […]

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 […]