Impact

Sherbourne Health Centre is a leading provider of quality healthcare and transformative support to those who face social, economic and other systemic barriers – particularly those who are homeless or precariously housed, newcomers to Canada and the LGBT communities. We offer practical and emotional support to help clients understand, manage and improve their health and wellbeing, set and attain healthy living goals, and to feel part of an inclusive and progressive community. We also support their health more broadly through education and advocacy with clients, with other service-providers and with the wider community. Several key programs are featured here that reflect some of the range of our work.

  • Homeless LGBT youth - everyone deserves

  • SOY’s Monday Night Drop-In

    SOY (Supporting Our Youth)’s Monday Night Drop-In opened in 2001. It is still one of just a couple of services offering year-round tailored support and community for homeless, at-risk and street-involved LGBT youth, though studies increasingly show that they are at disproportionate risk of spending time on the streets, and of mental health difficulties… learn more…

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  • WINK (Women In Need ‘Klinik’)

    WINK was started when Sherbourne staff recognized the need to give homeless, low-income and street-involved women more active support and encouragement to break out of their isolation, seek help with mental and physical health challenges, and improve their quality of life. Experience and research show that homeless and street-involved women are… learn more…

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  • Newcomer Services in St James Town

    A tragic fire in 2010 highlighted the serious needs of this vibrant community. Those most isolated were simply not accessing help until they were in crisis. A Rotary Club award to Sherbourne enabled the renovation of two clinical rooms and multi-purpose work-spaces in St James Town Community Corner in 2013. The Corner is a community space and service hub… learn more…