TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Street Haven, a dedicated non-profit housing provider in Toronto, is thrilled to announce that we have been honored with the 2023 Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) Award of Excellence. This recognition signifies our unwavering commitment to going above and beyond our housing mandate to address the unique needs of our tenants and the community with innovative and insightful solutions.
Our journey began in 1968 when we established Canada's very first women's shelter, marking a historic milestone that continues to define our pioneering spirit. For nearly six decades, we have remained steadfast in our mission to serve vulnerable and homeless women, offering shelter services, supportive housing, residential treatment, training, and outreach services, all geared towards nurturing their path towards independence.
Advocating for more affordable non-profit housing is an integral part of our mission. As co-founders of the Ontario Coalition of Women's Shelter and Supportive Housing Services Providers, we actively engage with elected officials, participate in budget development, and organize advocacy events to secure increased investments in affordable housing. Our focus on addressing the unique needs of chronically homeless women, who are often marginalized by conventional housing approaches, sets us apart. Our client-centered model emphasizes trauma-informed care, comprehensive case management, training, and addiction treatment.
Street Haven's innovative spirit shines through our creative and innovative efforts towards increasing quality affordable and deeply affordable supportive housing stock for homeless women. The organization aims to house double the number of women in the next three years.
Receiving the prestigious 2023 ONPHA Award of Excellence is a testament to our continued commitment to addressing complex housing needs and our innovative approach to housing management. This recognition underscores our dedication to creating a brighter future for homeless and vulnerable women within the Toronto community, and we are deeply honored and grateful for this prestigious award. “It is an honour to be recognized by the association of our peers for the hard work we have done and continue to do in serving our neighbourhoods and homeless women in need. It is both a privilege and a passion for Street Haven to be supporting homeless women towards greater independence”, says Dr. Siu Mee Cheng, Street Haven Executive Director.
About Street Haven
Street Haven is a Toronto-based non-profit organization women’s multi-service health and social care agency committed to providing shelter, supportive housing, addictions treatment and training support to vulnerable and homeless women. Since 1965, Street Haven has been at the forefront of combating homelessness experienced by vulnerable women in Toronto.