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  • Abrigo's office remains closed but we continue to work remotely to help you

    07 July 2020 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Calls between 9 am and 5 pm weekdays for assistance

    As the province of Ontario slowly reopens please be aware that the doors to the Abrigo Centre remain closed but our staff members are still helping clients virtually over the phone. Our office closure is in place to help keep our staff members, clients and volunteers healthy and safe at this time.

    If you need assistance please call us at 416-534-3434 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and one of our highly trained counsellors will return your call.

    Thank you and please remain vigilant and safe.

  • Abrigo and Discover Magazine team up with new monthly series

    09 July 2020 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    July article provides an update on Abrigo's activities during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The Abrigo Centre has partnered with the digital edition of Discover Magazine to submit a monthly article that provides insight into the work that is happening with our agency.

    Each month we will examine the programs, services and people that make Abrigo one of the longest serving and most beloved social service agencies in the city of Toronto.

    In our first issue, Abrigo's Executive Director Ed Graca gives you a quick overview of all the activities that have happened since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold and how staff are assisting clients today remotely by phone or by email.

    Please take a look of our first article here:

    Abrigo counsellors are only seeing their clients virtually now because of COVID-19.

  • Thank You to our Volunteers

    02 June 2020 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Abrigo thanks those who give their time and energy to help others.

    Abrigo was proud and honored to recently thank our 100 plus volunteers. Our normal recognition event in April was obviously cancelled so a new strategy was devised to say "thank you" in a meaningful way.

    Pre-pandemic, an agency like Abrigo can not function on the highest level like we do without the assistance of an army of volunteers. To say thank you we provided all with a recognition certificate in the mail and some included an additional small gift.

    For 15 phenomenal volunteers who donated more than 300 hours of service we delivered, while remaining physically distanced, a special box of gourmet cookies.

    Thank you to all our volunteers, your support makes a huge difference to our agency and the community as a whole. Hopefully we will gather together as one again in 2021.

  • 2020 Victoria Day closure!

    15 May 2020 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Virtual Abrigo closes for holiday

    Please note that Abrigo will be closed on the Victoria Day Monday, May, 18 for the long weekend. If needed, please leave us a message at 416-534-3434 and one of our counsellors will call you back on Tuesday, May 19.

    Thank you and please stay safe and enjoy!

  • Support our Seniors on #GivingTuesdayNow

    05 May 2020 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    New May edition helps fight the impact of COVID-19

    Like most frontline social service agencies, Abrigo’s doors are closed because of COVID-19 but our daily work continues. At this difficult time, one set of Abrigo clients need our special attention.

    There are seniors in our Life and Hope group at greater risk because of COVID-19. It’s not necessarily a health concern but instead, food insecurity looms over the heads of some.

    With a small fixed income and extremely limited resources, some seniors count on the breakfast and lunch they receive three days a week at Abrigo. With the agency’s doors temporarily closed, these individuals are more vulnerable than ever before.

    Please help us purchase food vouchers to send to our seniors. Your financial support means that together we can feed those in need. Please make your safe and secure donation now.

    Just click the CanadaHelps Donate Now button on the top right corner of this page or any other on this website to make a safe and secure donation.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all hard. Yet, some in our community are taking the sting of the virus’ punch more than others. Your donation today will make a difference for an Abrigo senior.

    Please know that Abrigo counsellors are making regular check-in calls to ensure all our clients are doing okay.

    Thank you for your support for this special Giving Tuesday initiative!

  • Easter Holiday Means Service Delivery Closure

    09 April 2020 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Impacts both Good Friday and Easter Monday

    Please be advised that the Abrigo Centre will be closed from Friday, April 10 through to Monday, April 13 because of the Easter Holiday.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has altered how Abrigo provides services to our clients. At this time we are providing services over the phone or by email only.

    Abrigo staff members will be back taking your calls on Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00 a.m. If you need assistance please call us then at 416-534-3434. Thank you.

  • Atualização da prestação de Serviços do Centro Abrigo

    01 April 2020 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Durante estes tempos sem precedentes, o Abrigo está a funcionar mas, os Conselheiros estão a atender os clientes remotamente.

    A triagem de clientes  das 13:00 às 15:00 é agora feita por telefone
    das 9:00 às 17:00. Saiba que os Conselheiros do Abrigo estão prontos a
    ajudá-los. Ligue para 416-534-3434, e um de nossos funcionários qualificados irá
    entrar em contato consigo o mais rápido possível.

    Apenas um lembrete de que todos
    os grupos e atividades do Abrigo, incluindo nosso grupo de idosos, estão
    temporariamente suspensos até novo aviso.

    Continue a monitorar a sua saúde, mantenha-se seguro e se precisar de assistência entre em contato connosco.Continuaremos a ligar as pessoas às possibilidades.

    Obrigado.

  • Client Service Delivery Update

    01 April 2020 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    During these unprecedented times Abrigo is OPEN but our counsellors are working remotely to serve you, our clients.

    Our on-site Open Intake program from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. has transitioned to an all day Virtual Intake over the phone from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please know that Abrigo counsellors are ready to help you during your time of need. Call us at 416-534-3434 and one of our skilled staff members will return your call as soon as possible.

    Just a reminder that all Abrigo groups and activities, including our seniors group, are temporarily suspended until further notice.

    Please continue to monitor your health, stay safe and stay in touch if you need assistance. We will continue to connect people to possibilities.

    Thank you.

  • 2020 Abrigo Gala is Postponed

    20 March 2020 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    The health and safety of our guests, staff and clients is paramount during the COVID-19 outbreak

    The Abrigo Centre has made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 Imagine the Possibilities Gala celebrating our 30th anniversary because of the COVID-19 pandemic. When a new date, hopefully in the fall, is announced we will let you know.

    Thank you for your understanding at this challenging time for all of us. A special thank you to all our corporate sponsors for your continued support!

    Remember to be safe, wash your hands regularly and practice physical and social distancing. Thank you.

  • Phone, Email and Online Support Continues

    17 March 2020 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    COVID-19 Impacts Service Delivery

    The Abrigo Centre has adjusted its service delivery to provide phone, email and online support. Please note that if you need assistance from our agency please call us at 416-534-3434 during normal business hours.

    All front line staff, starting Wednesday, March 18, will work from home and going forward all regularly scheduled client appointments will occur over the phone. Providing outstanding service will remain a priority as we continue through this transition. Staff will be equipped to work remotely and we fully expect the needs of our clients will be met and special attention made to ensure our most vulnerable clients receive the care they require.

    All Abrigo group activities have been temporarily suspended as well. The health, safety and well-being of all Abrigo Centre clients, volunteers and staff members is paramount.  

    Abrigo will continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide appropriate updates as required. We appreciate your understanding at this time. Working together we can continue to serve our clients and ensure the health of all involved.

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