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Our work is ever-changing because our clients’ journeys and challenges evolve. Here are some updates on what’s happening at LOFT and the community in which we work.

Finding Home: Frederick’s Resilient Journey from Hospital to Hope

Finding Home: Frederick’s Resilient Journey from Hospital to Hope

Once able to live independently, Frederick lost his home after an extended hospital stay to address a physical ...
Jamie’s Commitment to Recovery and Personal Development 

Jamie’s Commitment to Recovery and Personal Development 

Jamie grappled with intense challenges from a young age, battling addiction and homelessness. Jamie’s reliance on ...
On the road to achieving dreams of a job and housing

On the road to achieving dreams of a job and housing

How LOFT's M-DOT Program is Restoring Hope for People Sheltering in Toronto's Transit System Earlier this year, ...
An update from Heather McDonald, CEO

An update from Heather McDonald, CEO

Heading into autumn, we have a chance to reflect on recent happenings at LOFT. I want to thank staff, volunteers ...
Get to know Zena Gopal: LOFT’s Director of Health and Community Services

Get to know Zena Gopal: LOFT’s Director of Health and Community Services

Get to know Zena Gopal: LOFT’s Director of Health and Community Services Zena Gopal is a dedicated advocate for ...
The difference between mental health and mental illness

The difference between mental health and mental illness

Mental Health vs. Mental Illness: Understanding the Difference Did you know? People often use mental health and ...
Empowering youth through peer support

Empowering youth through peer support

How the Thorncliffe Youth Wellness Hub is creating space for hope and connection We're thrilled to launch our ...
Providing a safe community for youth

Providing a safe community for youth

Providing a safe community for youth In 2018, LOFT’s Freedom Group was born when a dedicated ...
Celebrating the grand opening of Thorncliffe Park Youth Wellness Hub

Celebrating the grand opening of Thorncliffe Park Youth Wellness Hub

The Youth Wellness Hub model offers low-barrier integrated services for youth and young adults in Thorncliffe Park ...
An update from Heather McDonald, CEO

An update from Heather McDonald, CEO

An update from Heather McDonald, CEO If I were asked to name one common thread among the updates I’m ...
Over a Decade of Support: Andre’s Story

Over a Decade of Support: Andre’s Story

Numerous challenges led Andre to LOFT, where he found hope and unwavering support. Andre has been a ...
When community starts in the kitchen

When community starts in the kitchen

Every day is different for Berely, the kitchen supervisor at LOFT’s John Gibson House. John Gibson House provides specialized supportive housing and personalized care to vulnerable older adults with complex needs.