Many refugees have walked hundreds of treacherous miles to seek the safety of Canada. Will you walk or run a mile (or a marathon) on their behalf? By joining the Matthew House team you will have the opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of newly arriving refugee claimants who have come to our city seeking asylum.
Sadly, many arrive not knowing anyone or where to turn for help and some are forced to sleep on the street or stay at rough hostels where they are often retraumatized.
Matthew House is a community of 3 homes in central Toronto that welcomes and assists newly arrived refugee claimants who would otherwise be homeless. Since opening in 1998, we have welcomed over 1,400 refugees from 94 different nations. We support them with all their settlement and hospitality needs including food and shelter, help with the refugee claim process, orientation to life in Canada, and moves into permanent accommodations. Our transition homes provide a supportive environment for extra vulnerable residents such as unaccompanied youth.
Most of all we provide a caring community where their healing journey can begin. We invite you to join us! We promise you a fun time, a free team shirt and the opportunity to be part of a great community.