Evergreen Centre for Street-Involved Youth
YSM Evergreen is an inclusive, comprehensive centre for street-involved youth in our city. Our wide range of services and programs are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of youth aged 16 to 24.
Evergreen Services during COVID
- Meals will be served inside from 12-2 PM
- Meals will be served in takeaway containers to facilitate disinfection protocols.
- Coffee, snacks and bottled water available daily 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.
- Evergreen drop-in will is open 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.
Learn more about our service during COVID at ysm.ca/covid-19-response
Opens at 12:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Evergreen’s drop-in is an inclusive, safe and welcoming space offering daily meals, snacks, access to clothing and hygiene products, and a place to rest and enjoy community. Drop-in staff are available to help you navigate Evergreen resources and outside services that may be of value. There are also daily activities such as art, karaoke and workshops to choose from, aimed to help you advance your goals and have fun!
We treat everyone with respect and dignity to help them get to the point where they can move forward and sustain positive change.
Free, delicious, healthy and nutritious lunches are served on weekdays from 12 – 2 PM.
From October to May, hot dinners are also served Monday to Thursday 5 – 6PM.
You’re welcome to enjoy healthy snacks all day long.
Mon-Fri, 12:30 – 4:30 PM
Low barrier access to compassionate and
Non-judgmental health services for youth and their children. OHIP cards are not necessary. All services are free of charge and include foot care, STI testing, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, medical, dental care and more.READ MORE
Mon-Fri, 12:30 – 4:15 PM
If you are a parent, our nursery cares for children while you attend programs or are accessing services at Evergreen. We also offer parenting workshops and a nursery food bank stocking essentials such as formula, diapers and other infant and child necessities.
Our trained counsellors support community members who are dealing with issues such as abuse, addictions, anxiety and eating disorders, as well as traumatizing or negative experiences and other painful psychological wounds.
We offer youth employment counselling, skills and a safe space to prepare for employment. Our innovative approach to arranging work placements and developing paid job-readiness programs – including a partnership with Starbucks – help many of our community members find stable employment within two years.
If you haven’t finished high school, we support your efforts to get a GED, the equivalent of a high school diploma. We also work to develop financial literacy skills to help you stay on track and achieve employment certifications and/or a post-secondary education. Let’s talk about you plans and next steps.
Supports rehabilitation and reintegration for youth (16-29) on probation, parole or bail programs by promoting community involvement and connecting youth on probation with training and employment resources.
Learn more about the HOPE program here.