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, 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 the late Father John Walsh; “It is now time to Dream”


We advocate for & work together with our residents to create a safe and secure environment where everyone can thrive. We are homes, not shelters!

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.


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

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

Our Values






…to give our residents HOPE

“Not a shelter but a Home”

John’s House

11 private rooms in a newly renovated building for men (approx. 25-35 years of age) who struggle with homelessness, mental health issues, trauma and addiction. 

In house support 10 a.m-6 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

-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, struggle with homelessness, mental health issues, trauma and addiction. 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
    • “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.

Main House (Nazareth)

Nazareth House, reopening in October 2023 is a residence for 12 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
  • Community areas, community kitchen, computer access
  • In house support everyday from 8 a.m-5:30 p.m
  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • Activities on site for residents of other Nazareth Community houses

Some of our services include

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

en_CAEnglish (Canada)