YSM – Who We Are
At Yonge Street Mission (YSM), we believe that each and every one of the 500,000 people experiencing poverty in Toronto has immense value.
Imagine a city where every person feels they belong; where everyone has access to the resources they need to thrive and accomplish their goals. At Yonge Street Mission (YSM), we understand poverty. For over 121 years, YSM has provided wraparound support and services that make it possible for individuals, families and communities to move forward. As a developmental agency specializing in poverty-related challenges, we work closely with individuals, families, children, youth, and entire communities living with chronic poverty. Our aim is to help them rise out of poverty. Yonge Street Mission exists so that all the poor and vulnerable in Toronto that we encounter will experience God’s love, peace, and justice at a level that represents the highest stewardship of the resources invested.
What makes for a good meal? Quality ingredients, check. Nutrient-dense options, check. [ read more ]
Through our work with adults who have grown up with poverty, we have found that one of the major hurdles to a better future is their literacy. [ read more ]
Arleen’s heart for struggling neighbours and her previous role at YSM’s Davis Centre front desk led her to her current role providing care for adults [ read more ]
This past year, YSM has seen generous support from our community in helping street youth stabilize and build stronger futures. [ read more ]
Paula never imagined she would be homeless, but at 15 she spent her first night on the street. She found herself roaming the streets for shelter on wh [ read more ]