Our History & Future

A Legacy of Exceptional Care

Our Story

For over 25 years, The Safehaven Project for Community Living has been providing exceptional care to children with developmental disabilities and complex care needs. Funded by the Ministries of Community and Social Services and Children and Youth Services, we opened our first residential homes in North York, Aurora and Etobicoke in 1991. In 2001, Safehaven added a central location at 1173 Bloor Street West, which is entirely dedicated to providing respite services to families throughout the GTA. In 2004, we opened an additional six bed residential home in Woodbridge.

In 2017, Safehaven served 200 individuals, including permanent residents living at our Aurora, Clayland, Glenaden and Timber Lane homes and those who utilized respite services at our Bloor, Aurora, Glenaden and Timber Lane locations.

“The theme parties and recreational activities – my son loves those! He knows Safehaven is a place where fun happens.”

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Our Future

At Safehaven, we are constantly striving to better serve the families that need our help most. That’s why we are currently exploring opportunities to expand our service offerings to adult aged individuals, developing programs and services to care for more medically complex individuals, and implementing innovative therapy and recreational programs for our existing and future clients.

We are always working with community partners to ensure our past, present and future clients have all the supports they need to live happy and fulfilling lives. To keep up to date with all the latest developments and new initiatives at Safehaven, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.