Blue Door

Founded in 1982 and the largest emergency housing provider in York Region, Blue Door provides lifesaving support to children, youth, adults, seniors, and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

To address the root causes of homelessness and to meet the unique crisis needs of individuals and families, Blue Door offers:

-Three emergency housing programs:

1. Leeder Place: 15 families nightly 

2. Porter Place: 30 men nightly 

3. Kevin’s Place: 12 male youth nightly

-Supportive Counselling and Case Management: Housing Navigators are available 24/7 and Community Housing Workers provide case management to help people achieve their goals and access community supports.

-Housing Retention Program: Offers aftercare support to men, families, and youth moving from Blue Door’s emergency housing programs into a home of their own.

-Housing to Health Program: A Housing First program offering comprehensive housing services for those experiencing chronic and episodic homelessness. Housing to Health is a proud partnership between Blue Door, The Krasman Centre, and LOFT Crosslinks Housing and Support Services.

-Construct – A Social Enterprise by Blue Door ( An employment social enterprise providing youth and adults the education, skills training, hands-on experience, and wraparound supports needed for participants to secure well-paying, in-demand careers in construction trades.

Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold – A Program by Blue Door:  A coalition of over 50 interfaith communities across York Region who come together and from November to March and provide safe emergency housing, warm hospitality, and wraparound supports such as meals, clothing, shower facilities, medical care, and intensive case management.

-Three supportive housing programs: 

1. Abode: Second stage housing for families 

2. Forward: Supportive housing for senior men 

3. INNclusion: Safe supportive housing for 2SLGTBQ+ youth

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