About

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.

Our approach and methodology is recognized and respected as a preferred alternative to institutional care: helping those caught within the revolving door syndrome, or worse, the prospect of living on the streets-homeless.

Some of our services offered at both houses include, yoga, reki, acupuncture, art classes, foot care, interactive workshops, collective kitchens, clothing and hygiene products, small gym facility and personal trainer.

On our streets there are women and men whose dreams were shattered and whose lives were never fulfilled. Yet, they awake each day and dare to dream despite what they are told. They may not have an impossible dream but their dreams are what get them up and get them through the day. The dreams of the homeless are real. The dreams of the homeless demand so little: Just one cigarette, buddy; a cup of coffee, my friend; any spare change, anything at all. Imagine the possibilities if we were to teach them to reach for their own unreachable star

Excerpt from Father John Walsh; “It is now time to Dream”

Mission

We advocate for & work together with our residents to create a safe and secure environment where everyone can thrive.

Every resident has the right to be treated with courtesy and respect and in a way that fully recognizes the resident’s individuality and respects the resident’s dignity.

Vision

Nazareth Community is a leader in providing inclusive homes with support for mental health.

The Nazareth Community’s approach and methodology is recognized and respected as a preferred alternative to institutional care.

We help our residents avoid the “revolving door syndrome” or worse, the prospect of living on the streets homeless!

Our Values

Dignity

Compassion

Empowerment

Support

Recognition

…to give our residents HOPE

John’s House (Opening September 2020)

12 private rooms in a newly renovated building for men (approx. 25-35 years of age) who struggle with homelessness &/or are at risk of homelessness, &/or mental health issues.  

In house support 8 a.m-7 p.m

-Focus on support, empowerment and encouragement for reintegration and to circumvent long term homelessness.

-Opportunities for work, volunteer and the “Next Step” program which provide tools for more independent living when the participant is ready.

-Resident must have some capacity to maintain their space, their personal hygiene,

-Resident must have full mobility

-Resident must be prepared to live in a community environment

– Medication is supervised by staff

-There is zero tolerance for alcohol, cannabis or drug use.

Applications are now being accepted. Find our application HERE

Please send the completed forms by email to nazareth.maison@gmail.com

Or by mail to 1197 Seymour, Montreal QC H3H2A4.

Anne’s House

A residence for 28 semi-autonomous women, 18 and over, who struggle with homelessness, are at risk of homelessness and or mental health issues. Anne’s House provides assistance and support and offers programs and services that are adaptable to each individual with the focus on empowerment and cooperation. Mental health issues must be recognized by the resident while being able to maintain their space, personal hygiene and have the organizational skills to prepare basic meals.

  • Located in Shaughnessy Village
  • 28 single studio apartments with individual bathrooms,
  • 2 Community kitchens, art room, computer access, camera security.
  • In house support daily from 9 a.m- 7:30 p.m
  • This is a project in conjunction with OMHM (therefore the women pay 25% of their social assistance)

Some of our services include:

  • Yoga class
  • Art class
  •  Exercise program with a personal trainer
  • “Next Step” Program: A program that aims to prepare the residents that wish to move into less supportive housing once their health and their support networks are stable. The program includes a work-shop on life skills, which lasts 12 weeks and aims to prepare the resi-dent in undertaking the move and in living more independently.
  • Case worker to support; budgeting, scheduling, job opportunities etc.

Nazareth House

Nazareth House, opened in 1979, is a residence for 22 men with ongoing struggles; they have lost their families, resided in psychiatric units, some have wandered the streets for more than ten years. Now our gentlemen participate in yoga, field trip activities, and are completing work re-integration programs.

  • Located in Shaughnessy Village
  • 12 studio apartments on Hope Street and 10 “in House” rooms
  • Community areas, community kitchen,computer access
  • In house support everyday from 8 a.m-7:30 p.m
  • 3 meals daily plus snacks

Some of our services include

  • Yoga class
  • Art class
  • Recreational sports (basketball, football, etc.)
  • Case work support
  • Medication distribution