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Here are some of the supports you can access at Covenant House.

Crisis shelter

The shelter, located at 20 Gerrard St. East in downtown Toronto, is open 24-7 for youth aged 16 to 24. Whether you just need a bed for the night or ongoing services, we're here to support you along the way.

At the shelter, you'll access:

  • Your own bed in a shared room
  • Meals, clothing and showers
  • A locker for your possessions
  • Support from youth workers and counsellors

To find out if a bed is available, please contact our main reception at 1-800-435-7308 or (416) 598-4898. Press the # key to speak with a youth worker.

Support for survivors

We have tailored supports for survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation.

If you are in crisis, please call:

Covenant House services include:

Health Centre

We offer health care that is strengths-based and trauma-informed. We listen to your health and wellness needs and make a plan together. Access a wide range of services with or without a health card or insurance, including:

  • Drop-in services as well as appointment-based services
  • A friendly, non-judgmental team of nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, psychiatrists and counsellors
  • An on-site lab with HIV and STI testing
  • Over-the-counter medication and first aid supplies
  • Referrals to community medical services, including free dental and vision care
  • Mental health and addiction support

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
How to access: Come to the main reception at 20 Gerrard Street East and ask for the clinic
Phone number: 416-204-7995

Community Support Services (CSS)

CSS is a drop-in centre for youth living on the street and in the community. We are located at 20 Gerrard St. East on the bottom level, and are open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m, including holidays. Our services include:

  • A safe space to come for a meal, a shower, to do your laundry, and to hang out
  • A weekly food and clothing bank
  • Free counselling
  • Support with housing, school and job searching
  • Access to computers and wifi
  • Basketball, recreation and community activities
The exterior of Covenant House Toronto main shelter at 20 Gerrard Street East.

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