Why Anne’s House? Why only 30 women when there are so many homeless men and women on the streets of every city in every part of the world….
…..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”)
Anne’s House is for women who have also struggled with homelessness, mental distress and social isolation. 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.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.
A residence for 30 semi-autonomous women 18 and over who struggle with homelessness &/or are at risk of homelessness,&/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 client and must be able to maintain their space, their personal hygiene, and have the organizational skills to prepare a basic meal.
- Located in Shaughnessy Village
- 28 single studio apartments with individual bathrooms,
- 2 Community kitchens, art room, computer access, camera security.
- In house support everyday from 10 a.m- 8 p.m
- This is a project in conjunction with OMHM (therefore the women pay 25% of their social assistance + service charge
- Some of our services include
- Art class
- Weekly personal trainer
- Community kitchen Activities
- “Next Step” Support program