West Neighbourhood House (formerly known as St. Christopher House) is a non sectarian social services agency, located in west central Toronto, with a catchment area going from the lakeshore in the south to Bloor Street in the north and from Bathurst Street in the east to Roncesvalles Avenue in the west.
The Meeting Place, a drop-in for socially isolated adults and under-housed, is located at 588 Queen Street West. The House’s central administration and Community Response Unit are located on the top floor of this facility.
The Meeting Place has the main goal of lowering social isolation. We work to increase social networks and access to income through advocacy, public education and skills development. Using a community development approach, the Meeting Place staff and members work together to remove problems that keep people from accessing housing, income and healthcare support. In addition, Meeting Place case management supports facilitate access to primary care, mental health and addiction supports and assistance with legal issues. Staff and members also work together to create a community space that offers safety, security and access to basic needs.