About Us & Our Program

 

St. Clare Inn is a transitional housing project that offers accommodation to homeless women between the ages of 30-60 who are struggling with a diagnosed mental health issue.

 

We offer temporary residence for a period of up to one year. St. Clare Inn is a non-denominational home-like setting where the focus is on re-building lives and self-esteem.

 

A spirit of hospitality and community are an integral part of life at St. Clare Inn which is guided by the following principles:

  • respect for each individual;
  • a simple lifestyle;
  • the healing benefits of living in community; and
  • an atmosphere of peace

Every effort is made to create regular routines and establish some semblance of a normal daily life at the Inn. For most of our residents, however, their previous lives were anything but normal. Each woman will develop a plan based on her unique needs and circumstances with the help of her support worker. We encourage each woman to set goals which will help to evaluate her progress and determine the length of her stay. Residents are expected to attend appointments with professionals and participate in the support groups necessary for their care.

 

All residents take part in the daily care of their personal space and the general care of the Inn. Women come together to prepare and share dinner each day. This provides an opportunity to develop and rebuild independence and social skills.

 

The Inn is a smoke-free environment and the consumption of alcohol or illegal substances is not allowed. Violence towards self, other residents or staff is not acceptable.

 

When a woman is ready to leave St. Clare Inn, we will help her to find permanent affordable housing to ensure that she maintains a stable living environment and there is a smooth transition. We believe that an essential part of recovery is finding a home.

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