Please note that our Beatrice House program is no longer taking referrals as the program will be closing at the end of August 2015. Beatrice House was located in a former school that has been sold by the Toronto District School Board and YWCA Toronto has to vacate the building. However, we remain strongly committed to a new Beatrice House and are working diligently with the City of Toronto to find an interim solution for the residential portion of the program. Unfortunately the Early Childhood Education Centre was closed at the end of June. The YWCA is committed to finding a new permanent site for the whole program within the next few years.

Once we find a new site and start the intake and referral process we will post contact information on our web-site.


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To learn more, watch our video showcasing Beatrice House's services, supports, and community impact. The video features staff, residents and former residents of Beatrice House.

What does this program offer?

A place to live:

  • private, furnished, family room, each with bathroom
  • nutritious meals served seven days a week in central dining room
  • options for women to cook their own meals
  • air-conditioned rooms
  • kitchenette and lounge on each floor
  • coin-operated laundry
  • communal space indoors and outdoors
  • community garden


A place to thrive:

  • women commit to participating in the Beatrice House program
  • one-on-one support to help women set goals, plan and overcome challenges
  • workshops on health, budgeting, problem solving and conflict resolution
  • programs to help improve family relationships
  • on-site parenting workshops and employment programs
  • academic bridging program with York University
  • fun activities for mothers and children
  • help to find permanent housing and community resources
  • ongoing support up to 18 months after women leave Beatrice House
  • current languages spoken by staff: English, French, Spanish, Swahili, Croatian

Who is this program for?

  • women with children who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless