Services during covid-19
YSM is standing with our community members during this unusual time. To ensure the health and safety of all, and under the direction of Public Health safety protocols, YSM’s program buildings are closed to public access. However, we are providing food, counselling and other services at two locations.
YSM's Modified services
Evergreen Services (ages 16-24)
365 Spadina Ave., Toronto
- To-go meals from 12-4:30 daily
- Coffee, snacks and bottled water 12-4:30PM daily
- Drop-in staff available to assist with: clothes, hygiene supplies, sleeping bags, warm wear, etc.
- The usual dining/hang-out space will not be available. All food is for take-away. All other non-essential services paused until further notice.
- Groceries available at 270 Gerrard St E YSM Davis Centre Food Bank.
- Nurse is available for phone consults and referrals;
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 416 929 9614 x 2269, Monday – Thursday, 10 – AM-4:30PM.
For inquiries about psychiatry please call 416 929 9614 x 2200
To schedule Reception or Drop-In staff can coordinate appointment or please call Olaide at 416 929 9614 x 2234.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 10-12noon, 1-3pm
Nutritious Food Bags available by family size, once a week – no proof of income or address 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.
How you can help
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.
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.
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.
Learn more and download the sewing pattern here.
Colouring Contest for Kids!
YSM has been nominated to be a beneficiary of A Big Picture art competition for kids. Contest submissions are now closed, but you can still vote for your favourite drawing at abigpicture.ca. Winner will be announced on May 18th!
Not only will the winning entry get their artwork on a downtown Toronto billboard as well as some other great prizes – it will also unlock a donation to Toronto charities on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, including YSM.