Mathew is a former client of our residential housing program. He moved to Toronto from Sudbury in 2010 after being evicted and becoming homeless. Mathew’s HIV was symptomatic and he was dealing with a multitude of health issues, including schizophrenia for which he was not receiving treatment.
Like many of our clients, Mathew was hoping for a better future and connections to care in “the big city”. With no way to advocate for himself, and with no supports, Mathew was unable to find housing in Toronto and stayed at the largest men’s shelter in Canada for over three months.