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"I felt lost and invisible, like I had nowhere to turn. It was a constant struggle just to find a place to sleep at night."

Your donation helps people like Gloria to find a safe place to call home.

Story of transformation

Gloria’s journey has been one of resilience and determination. A woman with a physical disability and battling anxiety, she faced a challenging path that led her to homelessness.

Once, Gloria had lived in an affordable residence, a place she called home. However, the relentless march of progress saw her beloved residence taken over by the construction of a condo. With only ODSP as her source of income, she found herself unable to keep up with the skyrocketing rents in the city. The loss of her home was a heartbreaking turn of events.

For four long years, Gloria navigated the precarious existence of homelessness, seeking refuge in drop-in centers and shelters. The constant uncertainty of where she would sleep each night took a toll on her well-being.

Finally, a ray of hope emerged when Gloria secured a room at Mary Sheffield House, a Fred Victor residence. It was a turning point in her life. The immediate support she received to address her health issues was a lifeline. It was here that she could begin to rebuild her life, regain her dignity, and work towards a brighter future.

With the guidance and assistance of the caring Fred Victor staff, Gloria embarked on a journey to find permanent housing. Her determination paid off, and she now has a place to call home, a dream she had long held onto.

But the story doesn’t end there. Gloria’s newfound stability allowed her to fulfill another dream she had cherished for years – having a cat as a companion. Today, she enjoys the companionship of her feline friend, and together, they symbolize the transformation that can occur when individuals like Gloria receive the support and opportunities they deserve, made possible through the generosity of our dedicated donors.



Having a stable home has given me a sense of security and hope. I never thought I'd see the day when I could say, 'This is my home.' It's like a dream come true.

*Photos and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients.  

Fred Victor is a social service charitable organization that fosters long-lasting and positive change in the lives of homeless and low- income people living across Toronto.

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