The Wiseman Centre – Salvation Army

714 Water Street
St. John’s, NL
A1E 1C1

Tel: (709) 739-8355
Fax: (709) 739-0330

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To provide temporary emergency housing and supportive housing to socially displaced homeless individuals

Target Population:

Men from 25 to 64 years of age; Women from 30 to 64 years of age (flexibility in age range on a case by case basis)

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Emergency Shelter: The Wiseman Centre has 16 shelter beds for men and 4 for women. While staying in the centre, all basic needs are provided, including three meals a day. There is a Community Service (Housing) Worker on staff to assist with finding safe, suitable and affordable housing; residents are expected to be actively involved in their housing search while staying in the shelter.
  • Supportive Housing Units: The Wiseman Centre also has 10 supportive housing units. The goal of supportive housing is to make living as independent as possible for the tenants, while recognizing that it is a communal living environment. The Supportive Housing Worker provides individualized support in areas related to personal, financial, hygienic and basic home needs and liaises with the individuals’ case manager.
  • Other programs and services available to both shelter and supportive housing residents include Recreational Activities, Narcotics Anonymous meetings, a Mental Health/Addictions Outreach counselor, a Wellness Group, Pastoral Care, as well as a social worker on site.