This is a newly opened (January 2019) pet-friendly emergency shelter run by YWCA Toronto. Call 416.922.2308 for more information.
1st Stop Woodlawn Shelter
At 1st Stop Woodlawn Shelter, we provide free shelter and supports to women 16 years of age and older who are homeless or in immediate crisis. We help women get out of crisis and move on to independence and safety. We offer 12 transitional beds for up to a two-year stay. The current languages spoken by YWCA Toronto staff include Mandarin, Polish, Hindi, Croatian, Slavian, Punjabi, and Urdu. Our diverse and vibrant community comprises of women born in Canada, immigrant women, women with addictions and/or mental health issues, women of colour, lesbians, and trans women.