Horizons for Youth is a shelter for at-risk and homeless youth aged 16-24 in Toronto. 

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Our Mission

To shelter, prepare and guide homeless and at-risk youth to be contributing community members.


A sharing and growing community where everyone has a home.

Horizons has provided me with a safe place to rest my head at night when I have had nowhere else to turn. The staff provide life skills to each resident in their own unique ways. They take the time one on one to see how they can better your situation. Furthermore, there are an advanced number of resources that have helped me to obtain the rest of my high school credits and pursue a job according to my interests. I like the programs at Horizons. The staff cater to each and everyone’s different needs, they listen, reach out, sit down and actually listen to your problems. If it weren’t for Horizons, I think I would be on the streets, in jail or possibly dead. Horizons gives hope and a chance to those who are down on their luck
— David, former resident, age 21

What We've Achieved

  • Horizons for Youth offers 24 hour intake, 7 days a week, for 45 youth aged 16-24
  • Horizons for Youth provides food, shelter and programs for approximately 1100 youth each year
  • Through our Residential Program, Community Support & Aftercare Program, and Community Kitchens, Horizons for Youth serves over 40,000 meals annually
  • Horizons for Youth offers hundreds of workshops and field trips each year, which help our youth gain the skills needed to live independently
  • Every year, over 400 volunteers donate their time to Horizons for Youth
  • Our staff make hundreds of referrals each year to employment agencies, school programs, mental health supports, and addictions services