St. Stephen’s Community House (SSCH) is a non- profit multi-service agency which has been creating opportunities and strengthening communities for over 50 years. St. Stephen’s works with individuals and communities across Toronto to identify, prevent and alleviate social and economic problems by developing and delivering a range of highly effective and innovative programs.  St. Stephen’s works with multiple demographics and communities in a variety of program areas including operating multiple child care sites, a senior’s centre, youth programs, an employment training centre, a conflict resolution centre, newcomer’s services, a peer leadership centre, a trustee hub and a plethora of vital services in our Urban Health & Homelessness Department, including our HIV prevention and community health programs. 

St James Town Community Corner collaborates with the HIV Prevention Program to provide harm reduction and sexual health services to the St. James Town Community. 

The HIV Prevention Program aims to engage with high-risk populations, and the services that support these communities, by holistically caring for people who are affected by HIV, Hep C, and substance use related challenges. For more info visit www.sschto.ca.

The evidence-based link between HIV, Hep C and harm reduction calls attention to the multiple barriers one person can face, and the various services they may need access to in order to receive effective support. Through a harm reduction and trauma-informed framework, the program equips individuals and community organizations with education, supplies, low barrier access to clinical resources, workshops, HIV & Hep C testing, individual supports and referrals. Other supportive services in the Urban Health and Homelessness Department include an overdose prevention site, housing support, meals through our Corner drop-in, mental health supports, employment services and more. 

 

At St. Stephen’s Community House, we understand that sexual health education and services are integral to keeping communities and people healthy, while contributing to their overall physical and emotional wellbeing. If you are interested in receiving training, workshops or access to testing or supplies, please contact the HIV program lead at rlydia@sschto.ca or 647 458 4314