The Wychwood Open Door mission is to reduce social isolation, boost nutrition and help develop life skills among homeless and socially isolated people.
About WYCHWOOD OPEN DOOR DROP-IN CENTRE
Wychwood Open Door is a day-time drop-in centre that has served homeless and socially isolated people in Toronto's midtown St. Clair West community since 1986. Wychwood Open Door provides members (clients) with guidance, food, friendship, and support. Wychwood is a registered charity, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
The drop-in program operates Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from the basement of St. Matthew's United Church at St. Clair Avenue West and Rushton Road. The program runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, year-round (except public holidays). Wychwood serves a hot breakfast at 9:00 am and a hot meal at 12:30 pm, which is followed by recreational activities. Members can play games such as bingo and backgammon, take advantage of various counselling services, or join ad hoc skills development workshops.
The number of meals served annually by Wychwood Open Door has more than doubled from 7,000 in 2001 to over 15,000 meals in 2015.
What People Are Saying
"Wychwood Open Door absolutely makes a difference for the people who need these services the most"
— Jerry, Head Cook at Wychwood Open Door
"The best part about Wychwood Open Door is the people. A lot of people don't have enough money to buy the food they need for the month, so they really enjoy coming here and getting a good meal. "
— Deidre, Kitchen Coordinator at Wychwood Open Door
"Wychwood Open Door offers a lot. They give love, they show love, and they love the people that come here. It's a very good place. "
— Member of Wychwood Open Door - 14 Years.