Wiseman Centre – Salvation Army
Address: 714 Water Street, St. John’s, NL A1E 1C1
To provide emergency shelter and supportive housing to individuals experiencing homelessness.
Adults 25 and up (flexibility in age range on a case-by-case basis)
Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:
- Emergency Shelter: The Wiseman Centre has 21 shelter beds. While staying in the shelter, all basic needs are provided, including private rooms with key, 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.
- Admission process: Call the Newfoundland Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) Emergency Shelter Line directly at 1-833-724-2444. You can also come in person to the Wiseman Centre on 714 Water Street, and staff will assist you in contacting NLHC.
- 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 personal, financial, hygienic and basic home needs and liaises with the individuals’ external case management and mental health support system. Referrals to the supportive housing program are through the Coordinated Access to Homes resource table of End Homelessness St. John’s.
- Other Support Services: programs are available to both shelter and supportive housing residents include a clothing room, recreational activities, weekly visits from the Eastern Health Harm Reduction nursing team, a wellness group, pastoral care, as well as a social worker on site.