Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a cold weather alert as the temperature is forecast to reach -15 C or colder with a wind chill factor dropping it -20 C
The Medical Officer recommends that people stay in as much as possible and check on vulnerable friends and family … but homeless youth often have nowhere to go and no one to check in on them.
You can do something now to ensure we can provide safe shelter to youth relying on us during this life threatening weather.
The harsh and bitter cold creates a crisis on our streets. Frostbite, hypothermia, blisters and leg cramps are just some of the consequences of being exposed to freezing temperatures.
At these times, Eva’s is flooded with young people who need a warm place. We must find a way to provide more food, more cold weather gear, and more care to help make sure youth stay alive and well.
Make a general donation or take a look at Eva’s Gift Catalogue to explore the generous gifts you can make in honour of friends and family that will have a real impact for homeless youth.
Thank you for taking immediate action, and please stay safe and warm as we look forward to the holidays.
One Week of Safe Shelter: $500
Safe shelter and nourishing food for a young person experiencing homelessness while they get caring support and programs to pursue life skills, education, health and wellness, and job training at our facilities.
Lead photo by Howard Yang
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