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Helping Homeless Women With Mental Health Challenges Rebuild Their Lives;

Welcome to St. Clare Inn, located in Toronto!  




Find Care & Comfort 


Women find care and comfort off the street.  They find a place to call home for up to a year; their own bedroom and a shared space that feels like a real home.  St. Clare Inn is a place where they live with others struggling with similar issues but in the presence of female support workers who can provide assistance and guidance. 




Linda's Walk 2020! 


Due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, St. Clare Inn has decided to postpone our Linda's Walk fundraiser until the fall. The new date for Linda's Walk 11 is Saturday October 17, 2020.



We will still be walking 5km through Don Mills but we will feature staggered start times for walkers, as well as a virtual (walk-at-home) option. The staggered start times allow walkers to physically participate in the walk while also continuing to social distance. Participants can register for a time slot on Eventbrite. 


The virtual walk option allows participants to complete the walk at their own convenience and speed wherever they live. Where can you virtually walk? Anywhere! Trails, treadmills, or even your backyard. Just be sure to stay safe! To participant in the virtual walk, walkers need to purchase a ticket registration and fill in the walker registration form.



If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact us at 416.690.0330 or at


Thank you for your continued support of St. Clare Inn! 



Relearn Life Skills 


Residents open a bank account, save money, learn to create a balanced and healthy meal, paint/create, exercise, work/volunteer and manage their own mental health appointments.



Linda's Walk Pledge Form.pdf
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Walker Registration Form_2020.pdf
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Our Mission

St. Clare Inn provides community, care and shelter for homeless women with mental health issues along with support for their healing journey.


Our Vision

St. Clare Inn will provide a network of nurturing places where women will successfully transition to the broader society, through a community model of supportive care.


St. Clare Inn offers accommodation and support to women between the ages of 30 and 60, who are homeless and struggling with mental health challenges. St. Clare Inn is not a shelter; it is a transitional home and a place where women can live with dignity while rebuilding their lives. Within this safe, drug and alcohol free environment where respect, peace, safety, and dignity are key values, women can begin to heal and start to build a better future.


Since 2007, St. Clare Inn, has given many women a second chance; an opportunity to bring meaning back into their lives and regain independence. Inspired by the death of Linda—a homeless middle-aged woman who was often seen on the streets in Don Mills—St. Clare Inn is dedicated to providing women with an alternative to living on the streets. An option that Linda never had.


Linda's death drew attention to the plight of women who struggle daily, living alone on the streets with mental health illness. Her death was the catalyst for the creation of St. Clare Inn. Located in Toronto, the Inn is a registered charity established by the Friends of Saint Francis Inc., a group of professional lay men and women and Franciscan Friars.


Want to know more about us and our projects? Use our website to read about the work we have done so far and our plans for the future. Do you like what we do and want to know what you can do to help? Call us on +1 416 690-0330+1 416 690-0330, our dedicated team will be happy to answer any questions you might have.



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