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Warden Woods: Where Community Meets Opportunity
Warden Woods was founded in the 1960s as a project of the Mennonite Church and community partners in response to the needs of residents in a new government housing project in southwest Scarborough.
Built to accommodate 347 families and 392 senior citizens, the housing project had no recreational facilities and few public amenities. The Church in cooperation with residents launched the Woodland Nursery School,
a teen drop-in centre and a clothing exchange. In 1970, the Community Centre at 74 Firvalley Court was built with the vision and dedication of church members and the local community.
Today, Warden Woods is a multi-service agency governed by a local Board of Directors and funded by all three levels of government, the United Way and other generous partners. The Centre provides over 50 programmes and services to over 6000 clients annually out of our main Centre and several satellite locations.
1973 Established the Elderly Persons Centre, Meals-on-Wheels, Home Support
1977 Major new satellite program was launched at Teesdale Place
1985 Incorporated & became a United Way Member Agency
1996 Addition of an Adult Day Service for the Frail Elderly
1998 Early Childhood Services expanded to include a caregiver & child drop-in program
2001 Started a Supportive Housing program at Byng Towers
2003 Added after-school & family support programs at Birchmount & St. Clair