HOW WE SERVE
Matthew House has been welcoming refugees for over 20 years. We have inspired the opening of 10 additional refugee homes across Canada.
SHELTER AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Our primary goal is to restore refugees’ dignity by providing shelter and support in a welcoming, home-like setting. Many refugees arrive with little more than a small bag and need practical support. We ensure that their individual needs are met and empower refugees to restart their lives in Canada.
Settlement and Newcomer Programs
Matthew House provides emotional and physical support to help residents heal from their journey and establish new lives in Canada. To ease the transition, we offer an orientation to Toronto with things like opening a bank accounts and enrolling in school.
Refugee Hearing Program
Matthew House has developed a leading-edge program to assist refugee claimants with preparation for their refugee hearing. We aid those who participate with practical experience, emotional preparedness, and constructive feedback. Click here to learn more.
Child and Youth Services
Matthew House is continuously expanding our youth program to include houses geared for refugee youth, with live-in house parents, to provide long-term support. We aim to support and mentor youth through the entire settlement journey, and set them up to live successfully on their own.
We are a community of four homes across the City of Toronto.
We have one reception house and three long-term transition homes where additional care and support are provided.
Dundas Street West
Our initial intake shelter, provides a welcoming home for approximately 80 newly arrived refugee claimants each year.
Shirley Street & sT. clarens ave
These homes are dedicated to providing refugee youth with long-term housing and support in a family-like setting.
Greensides Ave. house is divided into separate apartments, allowing residents to have the independence of living alone, while still enjoying the support of the Matthew House community.