Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold - York Region

Service: Overnight Hostels

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Record #: NKT1070 Last Modified: 13 May 2014 Last Full Update: 12 Dec 2013
Record Details
Alternate NameMosaic Interfaith ; Out of the Cold
Office Phone416-948-6682
Fax905-763-9296
E-mailinfo@miotc.ca
Websitewww.miotc.ca
Contact 1Rehana Sumar, Program Manager, Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold; Phone: 416-948 6682; Email: rsumar@rogers.com
FundingRegional / Municipal ; Federal ; Donations - cash, blankets, clothing, socks/underwear, sleeping bags, carrying bags, boots and other items.
DescriptionProvide safe refuge, warm hospitality and emergency shelter to the homeless or those in need of food/clothing * the central coordinating body that provides emergency shelters in coordination with 8 inter-faith communities - The Jaffari Islamic Centre, Temple Har Zion, Thornhill United Church, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, St. Luke's Catholic Church, Toronto Chinese Community Church, Vaughan Community Church, and St. Marys Anglican Church * overnight shelters are operated 6 nights per week during the coldest months of the year (November to March) at our 7 host community sites * approximately 50 men and women are served a sit-down meal, provided with clean clothes, entertainment such as movies and music, and overnight accommodation * each night up to 30 people sleep overnight, eat a full breakfast, are provided with a bagged lunch, and public transportation tokens; 
 
Bridge Markham Community Church, 5440 16th Avenue, Markham (north east corner of McCowan and 16th) * Monday nights 4:30 pm-7:30 am * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests * Dec 2-Jan 20 * transportation from Finch Station 4 pm-6 pm; 
 
St. Mary's Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge Street, Vaughan: Monday Nights 4:30 pm-7:30 am * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests * transportation from Finch Station 4:30 pm-6 pm * Jan 27-Mar 31; 
 
Vaughan Community Church, 200 Racco Parkway, Vaughan: Tuesday Nights 4:30 pm-8 am *30 beds and 50 dinner guests * transportation from Finch Station 4:30 pm-6 pm * Nov 12-Dec 24; Jan 7-14; 
 
Jaffari Islamic Education & Culture Centre, 9000 Bathurst Street (North of Hwy 7), Richmond Hill: every Tuesday 4:30 pm-7:30 am * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests * transportation from Finch Station 4:30 pm-6 pm * Jan 21-Mar 25; 
 
Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue (north of Steeles), Thornhill: every Wednesday 4:30 pm-7:30 am * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests * transportation from Finch Station 4:30 pm-6 pm * Nov 20-Jan 8; 
 
Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd. Markham: Wednesday nights 4:30 pm-7:30 am * 30 beds * overnight guests only * transportation from Finch Station 4:30 pm-6 pm * Jan 15-Mar 26; 
 
St. Luke's Catholic Church, 39 Greenlane (off Bayview, one light North of John Street), Thornhill: every Thursday 4:30 pm-8 am * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests * transportation from Finch Station 4:30 pm-6 pm * Dec 12-19; Jan 9-Feb 27; 
 
Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin Street * Friday nights 4:30 pm-8 am * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests * transportation from Finch Station 4:30 pm-6 pm * Jan 10-Mar 14; 
 
Toronto Chinese Community Church, 100 Acadia Ave. Markham: Sunday nights 4:30 pm-8 am * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests * transportation from Finch Station 4:30 pm-6 pm * Jan 19-Mar 23 
 
** Check site schedule available on website for updated schedule**
HoursOffice hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas ServedYork Region
EligibilityAges: 18 year(s) and up 
 
Males and females over the age of 18 years * serves people from all walks of life with diverse cultural, educational and professional backgrounds 
 
The shelters primarily serve York Region's southern municipalities * transportation to all sites is available from Finch subway station at Yonge Street from 4 to 6 pm * guests should wait at the passenger pick-up for the Out of the Cold van * call 416-948-6682 for other options 
 
Overnight shelters are operated 6 nights per week (Sunday - Friday) during the coldest months of the year (November to March) at our 7 host community sites in Thornhill, Markham and Vaughan
LanguagesEnglish
FeesNone
Address NotesThornhill; Vaughan; Markham
Address9251 Yonge St, Suite 8 - 104
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9T3
 
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Intersectionvarious locations
SubjectsClothing ; Emergency services ; Food ; Homeless people ; Homeless youth ; Shelters
Block Update EmailsNo