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

Tel: (709) 739-8355            Website: https://wisemancentre.ca/

Fax: (709) 739-0330           Email: carolyn.reid-nl@can.salvationarmy.org

Mandate: To provide emergency shelter and supportive housing to individuals experiencing homelessness. Supportive housing in particular is for adults with a history of homelessness who require intensive supports in order to maintain housing.

Target Population: Adult men, 25 and up; Adult women, 30 and up (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 shelter, all basic needs are provided, including private rooms, three meals a day, shared laundry facilities, and support of professional staff. 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 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 mental health and wellness, personal care, financial, transportation, and basic housekeeping  needs and liaises with the individuals’ Eastern Health case manager. Referrals to the supportive housing program are through the Coordinated Access to Homes intake table of End Homelessness St. John’s.
  • Other programs and services available to both shelter and supportive housing residents include a clothing room, recreational activities, Narcotics Anonymous meetings (temporarily suspended due to COVID-19), an Eastern Health Mental Health/Addictions outreach social worker, a wellness group, pastoral care, as well as a social worker on site.

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