What We Do

House of Compassion of Toronto provides a permanent supportive home to adults living with severe and persistent mental illness.

Our goal is to end the revolving door of homelessness and institutionalization that most of our residents have experienced.

House of Compassion is a congregate living program where each resident has their own room and shares living areas, a kitchen and washrooms. We have staff on-site 24 hours a day/7 days a week. We are located at Queen and Shaw in downtown Toronto, just north of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

At House of Compassion, our residents:

Have a home that is safe, affordable, permanent and supportive;

Experience a better quality of life as a result of:

  • Informal counseling, advocacy, co-ordination of supports
  • Development of a supportive community
  • Support with activities of daily living
  • Crisis prevention and intervention as needed
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Support with medication compliance;

Participate in social recreational opportunities such as an art group, music therapy, health education groups, and regular community celebrations that are accessible at home and are essential for recovery;

Recognize their own strengths and challenges, set goals to build on their strengths and cope with challenges and achieve personal goals with ongoing support;

Enhance interpersonal skills, develop friendships, and overcome the social isolation that often accompanies living with a mental illness.