About Us

Yorktown Family Services is a vital community resource for thousands of children, youth, women and families in Toronto’s west end. We strive to empower individuals and families to enjoy healthy relationships and community life. We deliver our services through Yorktown Child and Family Centre and Yorktown Shelter for Women.

Our Mission

Yorktown Family Services uniquely combines a children’s mental health centre and a women’s shelter to strengthen and support children, youth, individuals and families to make positive change.

Our Vision

Children, youth, individuals and families living in safe and healthy relationships and communities.

Our Values


Yorktown Family Services

We respect and value each person for his/her uniqueness and diversity. We recognize and honour the experiences that individuals and families bring.

We listen and respond proactively to our community’s changing needs by ensuring a continuum of services. We recognize and build on people’s strengths as a foundation of all we do.

We believe in continuous learning. We develop and apply best practices.

We collaborate internally and externally to achieve our mission – we believe collaboration extends our capacity.

We foster healthy relationships as a basic building block for positive change.

We continue to expand our cultural competence in alignment with our community.

We believe a violence free community is a valuable goal and a focus of our sustained efforts.

We are accountable – to the individuals we serve, our community, funders and partners – for quality services and positive outcomes.