Romero House

Romero House

Romero House came to life in 1991 when a small group, who believed that refugees could be treated differently, took over a refugee shelter threatened with closure. They welcomed refugees to stay in apartments without internal locks, as neighbours rather than simply clients, and set out to help them to establish themselves in Canada and create community together.

Toronto, Ontario

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The grant will allow us to enhance current services by increasing the weekly grocery card amount for families living outside of Romero House; offering emergency grocery cards to walk-in families facing serious food security issues; contributing to an emergency fund to support families in paying owed rent; and to support our community garden programs to improve food security for refugee families.