Clubbe House is dedicated to providing a safe place for men to find rest, counselling, guidance, community, education and development.

Our goal is to provide the tools necessary to achieve healthy independent living.

With financial support provided by the City of Toronto, the shelter commenced full-time, year-round operations in 2000 and is now a multi-service agency providing emergency shelter and programming support services for the most vulnerable, marginalized, and at-risk members of our community today.

Based on the urgent and continued need for affordable, supportive, and transitional housing, St. Simon’s Clubbehouse Shelter secured a building at 556 Sherbourne St in February 2021, for the purpose of providing supportive and transitional housing for 32 chronically homeless senior-aged shelter users.

This flowed from the end of the shelter’s lease at 525 Bloor St. E, and response and need for COVID-19 physical distancing for clients during the pandemic. We were saddened to say goodbye to our home of 20 years at 525 Bloor St. E. We acknowledge and will never forget that site was the foundation for our future and the building block for our new site. Our previous site was a dormitory modality. Today we have resources at our new site which are representative of fulfilling our mission statement. With the opening of Clubbehouse we have observed significant improvement in health and improved quality of life and outcomes for our clients.

All clients at St. Simon’s Clubbehouse have access to Mental Health and Addictions case management, a robust Medical Support model from our health partners, food programming, harm reduction supports and community engagement opportunities and strategies. The housing team will continue to work towards permanent housing options for its clients and will work closely with community stakeholders to assure augmented safety and security strategies are central to the work that we are doing in the St. Jamestown neighbourhood.

Despite the obvious challenges associated with a global pandemic, new and emergent responses to COVID-19 have led to some exciting and timely responses to homelessness. There has been both nimbleness and ingenuity across the community sector serving homeless men and women. Some of those efforts and responses are now embedded in the program model at St. Simon’s Clubbehouse Shelter.

We invite and welcome any form of support from our community at large to assist St. Simon’s Clubbehouse Shelter with our goal of ‘providing a supportive housing platform and the tools necessary to achieve healthy independent living for those members of our community who contend with being chronically homeless through no fault of their own’.

Since we have moved into our new home and as of January 2024, Clubbehouse has:

Number of bed nights provided – 37520 nights
Number of meals provided – 112560 meals
Number of hours of housing support services provided – 5600 hours
Number of hours of primary medical services provided – 760 hours

St. Simon’s Clubbehouse Shelter acknowledges the sacred land upon which we live, work and play, are the traditional territories of many nations including the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, and the Métis Nation.

Our Mission Statement

St. Simon’s Clubbehouse Shelter is dedicated to delivering quality shelter and support services to the homeless by providing a safe place for rest, counselling, guidance, community, education and development.

We strive to meet the diverse needs of those in the community whose life chances are lowered due to poverty, isolation, illness, discrimination, lack of education or homelessness. We foster community-based, flexible programs that encourage self-development and sustainability, personal growth, cultural enrichment, racial harmony and economic security. Our goal is to provide the tools necessary to achieve healthy independent living.

Our Services

Laundry and Linens

Social Recreation And Education

Showers and Personal Toiletries

On-Site Doctor

Housing Referral

Dental Assistance Program

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Our Team

Staff

Bob Duff

Executive Director

Kevin Dove

Shelter Manager

On site 24/7

Shelter Supervisors

Board of Directors

Dan McCormick

Chairman of the Board

Bob Duff

Ex-officio Member

Morenike Akinyemi

Director

Annegret Henninger

Director

Marlene Faulkner

Director

David A. Wilson

Director

Komal Shaikh

Director

Andrew Wilson

Director

David Carrington

Treasurer

Farnaz Talebpour

Secretary

Robert Clubbe

Ex-officio Member and Founding Chair