The Men’s Shelter at the Shepherds of Good Hope on 230 Murray Street provides a safe place for men over the age of 18 who have found themselves homeless for a variety of reasons.
This 84-bed program provides basic needs, such as a bed and storage locker, meals, shower facility, laundry services, and medication storage. The shelter also has a needle exchange program that operates in the evening and overnight hours. Residents have access to the shelter 24 hours a day. The dorm area is restricted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., unless the resident has authorization (i.e. bed rest). New clients can book in after 7 p.m. and can reconfirm their beds the following day, if required, between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Many of the men are living with mental health and/or addiction concerns. A universal case management approach, facilitated by a team of case managers, client care workers and frontline staff, help develop unique plans for each individual. There is also support from physicians, nurses, mental health workers, addiction workers and community agencies who provide outreach services to the shelter.
For more information on this program, please contact:
Caroline Cox Senior Manager, Transitional Shelter Services
613-688-2929 ext. 344