Get to Know Us: Karina Santos

Karina didn’t choose LOFT. LOFT chose her. That’s how she describes the beginning of her experience as a Residential Support Worker with LOFT’s Wilkinson Housing and Support Services. As an immigrant, Karina wanted to work in the immigration and settlement

Get to Know Us: Jewels Ali

Jewels’ journey as a Psychogeriatric Case Manager with LOFT started when he was still a student at George Brown College. While enrolled in the Personal Support Worker (PSW) program, Jewels’ initial career goal was to help young people.  During a

Home (and a Hot Meal) for the Holidays

Part of LOFT’s mission is to offer our clients unwavering support and hope, no matter what challenges come our way. While we’re proud of that resilience, we have to admit that COVID-19 has tested us in ways that were unimaginable

Get to Know Us: Kaitlin Bick

LOFT’s Transitional Age Youth (TAY) program offers a support group for survivors of human trafficking. This service is a low barrier, safe space that works on a drop-in basis for people who are at risk of trafficking, who were/are trafficked,

Recovering from PTSD and Building Confidence: Jason’s Story

Precarious conditions and toxic work environments can certainly affect one’s mental health. That’s what happened to LOFT client Jason. Working for over 10 years at a milk plant, Jason went through several negative experiences that led him to develop post-traumatic

Making Personal Sacrifices for Our Clients: LOFT’s Rhonda Sloane

COVID-19 has changed everything for Rhonda Sloane and others on LOFT’s Behavioural Support Transition Resource team. As a psychogeriatric case manager working in two North Toronto hospitals, Rhonda supports seniors with behavioural issues and mental illnesses, helping to stabilize the

Support through the pandemic: Dan’s Story

With his cat, TK, underfoot, and the time and space to focus on his art and talk with friends on the phone, Dan is finding social distancing rather pleasant. Thanks to LOFT’s unfaltering support, he’s in a good place these

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