Services during covid-19

To ensure the health and safety of all, and under the direction of Public Health safety protocols, YSM is in phase one of our re-opening of services and programs.

Our modified services include increased services via phone, video calling or screened on-site services by appointment with enhanced safety protocols. Food and groceries will continue to be available for take-away.

See below for all YSM services being offered and for ideas on how you can help YSM and our community through the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Groceries offered during COVID-29 crisis

YSM's Modified services

Evergreen Services (ages 16-24)

365 Spadina Ave., Toronto

Evergreen drop-in will open on Sept 14th at a limited capacity. Masks are required while inside.

Meals:
  • Meals will be served inside from 12-3 PM
  • Meals will be served in takeaway containers to facilitate disinfection protocols.
  • Coffee, snacks and bottled water 12-4:30PM daily will be available inside the drop-in
  • We will no longer be providing take-away meals outside.
  • Groceries available at 270 Gerrard St. E. – YSM Davis Centre Food Bank, Tuesday to Friday 10 AM – 12 noon, 1 – 3 PM.
Drop-in:
  • Evergreen drop-in will open on Sept 14th at a (reduced) capacity
  • Masks are required while inside.
  • Drop-in staff available to assist with: (Masks, wifi, )clothes, hygiene supplies, sleeping bags, warm wear, etc.
  • Nurse is available for phone consults, referrals or by appointment. Please call call 416 929 9614 x 2238.;
  • Nurse Practitioner can see urgent medical issues by appointment (can be made at reception);
  • Urgent Psychiatry visits can be arranged: To schedule with the Health Centre, please email healthcentre@ysm.ca or call 416 929 9614 x 2238.

Telephone counselling will also be available by appointment. To schedule, speak with drop-in staff or contact Nazreth directly at nmebrahtu@ysm.ca or 416 929 9614 x 2269, Monday – Thursday, 10 – AM-4:30PM.

For inquiries about psychiatry please call 416 929 9614 x 2200

If you are in crisis and need immediate support, please contact
Gerstein Crisis Centre 416 929-5200 or Toronto Distress Centre 416 408 4357 or text 686868.

Our Nursery has paused child care services.

Current registered families may receive a 2 week supply of child supplies. To coordinate pick up, please contact Ruth at rroblin@ysm.ca or 416 929 9614 x 2232.

Evergreen, 365 Spadina Ave. Call 416 929 9614 x 2234 for housing assistance: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 AM – 4 PM.

Martin Centre, 306 Gerrard St. E. Call 416 929 9614 x 3268 to book an appointment: Wednesdays, 10 AM – 3 PM.

Our housing supports are designed for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Supports include:

  • Immediate support for individuals at risk of losing housing
  • Assistance with:
    ◦ Housing applications
    ◦ Rental search
    ◦ Unit viewings
  • Eviction prevention and housing stabilization

Employment Services staff can support by phone or email and want to ensure the continuity of support to the best of our ability. For all general inquiries, call the Employment Centre at 416 929 9614 x 2278 or email us at ees@ysm.ca.

Resource centre shut down and no in-person meetings will be available on site.

Davis Centre Services (ages 25+)

270 Gerrard St. E., Toronto 

Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM – 12 noon, 1 – 3PM.

Please note the Food Bank will be closed Tuesday Oct 13 following the Thanksgiving weekend.

Nutritious Food Bags available by family size, once a week for residents of the M4 and M5 postal code area – no proof of income is needed at this time.

Staff available to assist with: hygiene supplies, baby items, warm wear, etc.

Cornerstone Families and Bridges adults can request grocery bags via Care Managers

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4 – 5 PM

Staff available to assist with: hygiene supplies, warm wear, etc.

Monday – Friday, via phone, “walk-in & appointments

“Walk in” Telephone counselling is available by calling 416 355 3568

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30-430pm
  • Thursdays 10:00 – 7:30pm. 

Appointment based telephone counselling call 416 355 3568 or 416-929-9614 x 3235

Monday-Friday, via telephone/email

Employment Services staff can support by phone or email. For all general inquiries, call the Employment Centre at 416 929 9614 x 2278 or email us at ees@ysm.ca.

No in-person meetings will be available on site.

Appointment only:

Mondays, 10 AM – 3 PM at Genesis Place, 280 Gerrard St. E., Toronto

Wednesdays, 10 AM – 3 PM at Martin Centre, 306 Gerrard St. E.

Please call 416 929 9614 to book an appointment.

Our housing supports are designed for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Supports include:

  • Immediate support for individuals at risk of losing housing
  • Assistance with:
    ◦ Housing applications
    ◦ Rental search
    ◦ Unit viewings
  • Eviction prevention and housing stabilization

How you can help

Donate

Every little bit helps. YSM is seeing an influx of people needing assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. As we continue to support struggling neighbours, we need your help. If you are able, please donate online today and help YSM continue to offer meals, groceries and other supports to those most in need during this difficult time.

Homemade Cloth Masks

With the current COVID-19 pandemic there is a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment, otherwise known as PPE. In order to keep our community healthy and safe, YSM is asking sewers in the community to make masks to be donated to YSM staff and volunteers working to serve and support our community members at this time.

We are seeking masks for both children and adults.

Learn more and download the sewing pattern here.

Send Virtual Love

YSM’s front line staff are safely offering food and support to struggling neighbours. Please join us and #SendVirtualLove to our staff who have adapted to the situation.

Send your encouragement and messages of hope by tagging us in your social media posts (@YSM_TO on Twitter and @yongestreetmission on Facebook and Instagram). Let’s support those who are supporting our community!

Or add some creativity to your message by downloading this colouring sheet. Tag us in posts with your completes images and hang them in your window to spread the love to you neighbourhood.

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