Launched in 2013, the Community Homeless Assistance Team (CHAT) is dedicated to performing comprehensive outreach to individuals at-risk of, or experiencing homelessness downtown.
The CHAT office is currently lcoated at 261B Vaughan Street.
CHAT Outreach Workers pursue a unique preventative outreach approach that will address the dynamic barriers and complexes faced by the homeless population in order to link those in need to individually and culturally relevant service. CHAT Outreach Workers will thus facilitate individual transition from homelessness to enhanced stability – inclusive of housing, employment and educational support, as required. CHAT Outreach Workers can be identified on the street by their name badges, and will work in collaboration with other agencies in order to ensure a meaningful approach
is employed that complements all service provider efforts in supporting this vulnerable population.