Eva’s is an award-winning organization that provides shelter, transitional housing, and programming to help homeless and at-risk youth reach their potential to lead productive, self-sufficient, and healthy lives.
Emergency shelter for 40 youth
Emergency shelter for 33 youth with special health supports for addiction and/or mental health
How Eva’s Prevents and Reduces Youth Homelessness:
- Family Reconnect Program counselling support to strengthen youth/family relationships and prevent youth homelessness
- Employment Training in high-demand fields, including construction and building maintenance and print and digital communications
- Educational Support to help youth access opportunities and achieve academic success (e.g. high school diploma, post-secondary studies)
- Independent Living Program that provides critical skill-building to help youth find and maintain housing and their health (e.g. cooking, financial literacy, conflict resolution)
- Recreation Program that provides physical activity opportunities and engagement in sports, health and wellness, and arts and culture
Our Namesake, Eva Smith
Eva Maud Smith (1923-1993) was a Toronto community leader who shed light on hidden youth homelessness. Her trailblazing advocacy resulted in the opening of Eva’s Place in 1994.