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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.


Eva’s Place

Emergency shelter for 40 youth


Eva’s Satellite

Emergency shelter for 33 youth with special health supports for addiction and/or mental health


Eva’s Phoenix
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

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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.

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Give Toronto’s street youth a fresh start.

Our award-winning programs have been proven to help homeless youth lead productive, self-sufficient and healthy lives.

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