Journey Home Hospice
At any given time, there are more than 5,000 people experiencing homelessness in the City of Toronto. Sadly, every year many die in isolation with few supports around them.
Sharing a vision of improving access to palliative care for Toronto’s homeless community, three organizations — Hospice Toronto, the Saint Elizabeth Foundation, and Inner City Health Associates — partnered to form Journey Home Hospice in 2018.
Journey Home Hospice provides compassionate end-of-life care in a residential setting to those who are precariously housed, or without a home, so that they may face their end-of-life journey with dignity, in a safe and caring environment.
At its downtown Toronto location, Journey Home Hospice’s palliative care doctors, nurses, personal support workers and skilled volunteers offer services to the homeless, those living in a shelter, or individuals whose housing situation is unstable and who face a life-threatening illness.
Currently operating with four beds, Journey Home Hospice plans to expand to a 10-bed, single-site facility within the next few years.
For more information on the services Journey Home Hospice provides and how to access them, please call Teri Henderson, director of clinical services at Hospice Toronto, at 416.364.1666 ext. 232.
Volunteers play a unique role in providing emotional, social and practical support for our clients.
If you are interested in volunteering with Journey Home Hospice, please call Alex Schaffter, manager of volunteer services at Hospice Toronto, at 416.364.1666 ext. 226.