January 18, 2023
Family Service Toronto has launched an innovative project to provide individualized service navigation to people with multi-layered, complex needs and who are struggling to find help.
“Now more than ever, vulnerable people in Toronto Centre are experiencing different crises concurrently,” said local MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam at the program’s virtual launch on Jan. 18.
“It is hard to take care of your mental health when you don’t have a safe place to live, don’t know when you can get help for problematic substance use, or don’t know how you will afford your next meal, let alone all of those at once and more,” she said. “It brings me hope that Family Service Toronto is working hard to serve the whole person and that the Ontario Trillium Foundation is supporting them in this work.”
Last summer, FST received a $88,600 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to help it with the costs involved with delivering on this initiative. More details are available from the media release.