As a result of the increasing demand for our emergency shelter program, Sojourn House opened a 24/7
Emergency Family Shelter Program in 2019. This shelter has 78 dwelling rooms designated for families.


  • The Shelter Program offers settlement, housing and outreach services. Individuals accepted into
    the Shelter Program receive:
  • Information based counselling in the settlement process
  • Support with all phases of the refugee determination process and landing processes
  • Assistance in securing housing
  • Referral to ESL courses, medical services and community supports
  • Case coordination with legal services
  • 24-hour supportive and trauma informed counselling available
  • Follow up support after the client leaves the shelter

Clients with trauma and higher needs are identified through the Shelter Program and are referred to the
Transitional Housing Program for longer-term support.


Clients are referred to us by multiple community agencies.

Refugee families must access the Family Program through the City of Toronto Central Intake (416) 397-