Nazareth Community

statistics canada
Over 2 million Canadians aged 15 and over have a mental health-related disability
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4 in 5 Canadians with a mental health-related disability also have at least one other type of disability
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Nearly half of employed Canadians with a mental health-related disability feel like their condition makes it difficult to change or advance in their job.
Of these, 1 in 4 believe its due to stigma or discrimination
In Montreal, the cost per year in health, emergency and justice system services to support a chronically homeless person ranges from $33,000 to $65,000, depending on needs, and some revolving-door use of services can go much higher, as high as $300,000 in one case. This is a huge strain and cost on emergency shelters and emergency services (including fire, police and EMS), health care, the criminal justice system, and workers involved.“The “housing first” intervention averaged $22,482 in costs per person for high-need participants. However these figures do not include the cost of welfare and disability benefits and pensions”
Eric Latimer Research scientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Montreal Gazette 03.17.2014
Homelessness alongside mental health issues in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montréal and Moncton found that a significant amount of money is spent on average, per person $53, 144 annually






This cost analysis doesn’t look at the social and human costs. Not only is putting someone in housing cheaper, it is also much more humane. The longer someone remains homeless, the greater likelihood that their physical and mental health will deteriorate and there is an increased chance of an early death.
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The Nazareth Community remains dedicated to providing an environment that welcomes the forgotten, promotes social re-integration for the marginalized and encourages all to find their potential.

Who we are

Nazareth Community is a home environment with support for men and women who struggle with mental health issues, homelessness and addictions. Our residents enjoy celebrations, pet therapy, music, student stagieres, individual treatment plans and support. This is coordinated by a trained, empathetic staff, and assisted by our volunteer Board of Directors.

We have 3 locations; Nazareth for men, and Anne’s house for women and transgender women. Many of our residents “home” before was on the streets.

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Support our community through our homemade honey from our rooftop bees


Allowing our residents opportunities otherwise unavailable such as art supplies, bus tickets, podiatry care, shampoo, underwear and clothing detergent….

Resilience Montreal

Resilience Montreal is a non-profit day shelter situated on the corner of Atwater and Sainte Catherine, offering food, a place to sleep, clean clothes, and support to anyone in need.

Cabot Square in Montreal is known as a gathering place for indigenous people, especially Inuit. Due to gentrification in the last few years and the close of Open Door shelter there has been a struggle for the community to survive. This is how RESILIENCE was born.

Latest News

Spring/Summer Newsletter 2020

Our Spring/Summer 2020 edition of our newsletter is out now! Click on the link below to read about how Nazareth…

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Tune in to CJAD 800 AM Saturday, July 11th at 7:50am

Tracey McKee sits with the CEO of Nazareth Community, Father John Walsh, along with the Executive Director of Nazareth Community,…

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Welcome to our Board, Tarah and John

This week we have officially welcomed two new members to our Board of Directors, Tarah Schwartz and John Tartaglia! CLICK…

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