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Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

Focusing on a new beginning

When most of us think of a fresh new start, we envision New Years’. We’ve got our laundry list of resolutions like losing weight, eating healthier or becoming billionaires (never let that one die!).

For Ryan, who is living with aids and struggles with mental illness and anxiety, the thought of a fresh start and a chance for a new beginning was always a distant goal, until recently.   You see, he’s been staying at the homeless shelter run by Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Center since 2010, but in August, thanks to government housing support, he’s due to move into a place of his own.  This is the turning point Ryan’s been waiting for.

How you can help?

Let’s make Ryan’s fresh new start a little easier with some fresh food. We’re pooling funds to provide vegan meal kits from the plant-based delivery service, Sorry I’ve Got Plants, located in Roncesvalles. What’s even better is that Ryan is vegan!  So he’ll feel even more at home when he sits down for a meal!

$80.00 of $80.00 target

6 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
August 13, 2020

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More Details: Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

The Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre (CONC) is a multi-service agency in West Downtown Toronto. They provide essential services to vulnerable community members including children, youth, adults and seniors living in poverty. Their services are offered to those lacking food and income security, homeless, underhoused, and experiencing other barriers to living healthy lives and participating fully in the community.

The housing team at CONC is committed to decreasing on-going shelter use by facilitating comprehensive support and community follow up support. They also help clients to increase their income, social inclusion and supportive community linkages, contributing to housing stability. Eighty-five percent (85%) of their clients residing in permanent supportive housing have retained their housing for 1 year or more.
973 Lansdowne Avenue

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