Programs & Services

St. Joseph's Residence



As Canada’s population ages, so does its homeless population. Increasing numbers of frail seniors struggle to survive on the streets and in shelters.

It is often hard to find suitable housing for these seniors. Many suffer from mental illness and addictions. They may not have the social skills needed to live happily in a traditional seniors’ residence. Most have next to no financial resources or social support.

St. Joseph’s Residence opened in July of 1999 in response to this need. It offers a caring and supportive home to eight seniors (55+) with a history of chronic homelessness. Priority is given to individuals who also have mental health issues, are living with an addiction, or suffer from chronic illness or disabilities.

St. Joseph’s Residence provides housing for 8 individuals. St. Joseph’s Residence follows a communal living model. Residents have their own rooms, but share a communal living space, kitchen, washroom and bathing facilities.

Services are client-focused, designed to respond to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each resident. Addictions are managed using a harm-reduction model.

The work of St. Joseph's Residence is made possible thanks to the support of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and private charitable contributions.
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Caregivers are on site 24 hours a day. They prepare meals that take into account special dietary needs, offer recreational programming, ensure that residents take prescribed medication and provide cleaning. Volunteers also aid with social outings, accompanying residents to appointments and assist with household activities.

Services are client-focused, designed to respond to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each resident. Addictions are managed using a harm-reduction model.

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  • 24 hour On-site caregivers
  • dining and meal service
  • medication management
  • Addiction management
  • recreational programming
  • Laundry services






To inquire about a placement at St. Joseph’s Residence, please contact (416) 869-3619 ext. 251 or info@goodshepherd.ca.