Homes For Dinner is the coolest city-wide dinner party to hit Toronto. Guests take a chance and buy tickets to a dinner without knowing who their host will be or at whose home they’ll be eating. All proceeds will directly impact the lives of Toronto’s homeless people as Homes First strives to provide safe, stable housing to those in the greatest need.
HSH is proud to be a part of this unique fundraising opportunity. We were thrilled that Senior Partner Adam Wagman was selected as one of the “celebrity” hosts for 2018 which was held November 17, 2018. His brother Jordan, an accomplished chef, prepared the 5 star meal. The opportunity to dine with Adam was purely the luck of the draw.
About Homes First
There are over 5,000 people in Toronto without a safe stable place to live. Homes First provides affordable and appropriate housing to 550 men, women and children. They provide housing first. With a home, people gain respect, dignity and the ability to care for themselves and others. Homes First was the first and remains one of the largest non-profit providers of homes for people with the fewest options in Toronto.
Homes First mission is to provide affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness.
IN 2016 HOMES FIRST PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING VALUE TO COMMUNITY
• 3,748 referrals and connections to community partners
• 202,200 meals served
• 370 people in supportive housing
• 67,945 nights of emergency shelter
• 42 former CAMH patients now living at Homes First
Cost of 1 year at CAMH: $250,000
Cost of 1 year at Homes First: $30,000