Services offered free of charge by the House of Nazareth

The Refuge:

  • Short term and emergency shelter for men, women and families.
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., clients are encouraged to look after their needs by going out to look for work, Social Assistance, Employment Insurance, a room and/or any other service that will help to regain their autonomy.
  • We have 30 beds in 5 dormitories.
  • A room with 6 beds is reserved solely for women and is separate from the men’s dormitories at the Refuge.
  • The duration of the stay may vary according to the different situations and the needs of the persons.

Meals / food:

  • During the week, two meals are served: breakfast and supper.
  • During the weekend, three meals are served.
  • Saturday and Sunday nights after the 15 of each month, we serve a hot supper to people from the street who come in to the Refuge.
  • Everyday after 4 p.m., bagged lunches are given out to people in need who come to our door.
  • The excess food that we receive is distributed to other organizations in the community sharing our mission of helping to feed the hungry.

Clothing:
We provide clothes to those in need.

Admission criteria’s:

  • Go directly to the Refuge at 14 Clark St.,Moncton.
  • Ask for lodging to the person working in the office (coordinator, receptionist, host or guardian).
  • Accept to abide by the House Rules regarding: intoxication, violence, discipline (curfew time, hygiene, etc..).

Operation:

  • The guests sleep at the (shelter) Refuge.
  • The coordinator meets every person individually.
  • Our programs are tailored to fit the individual.
  • The guests are encouraged to help with the daily chores.
  • All medication is under the supervision and the control of the appointed staff.

Evaluation of the requests:

  • The vulnerability of the person.
  • The possibility of using another resource better adapted to the person’s need.
  • Space availability.
  • The person’s ability to respect the House Rules.
  • The relevance of our programs in regards to the needs or the expectations of the person.

Other services or available information:

  • Government programs, Social Services, Employment Insurance or any other need covered by different government programs (federal or provincial).
  • List of available rooms and/or apartments to rent.
  • Services offered by the community:
    • Addiction problems (alcohol,drugs, gambling...)
  • Other organizations or help groups (Crossroads for women, Soup Kitchens, Reconnect, John Howard Society, etc..)
  • Services offered by the institutions:
    • Mental Health, Hospitals, public organizations, etc...
  • Occasional job placement (on a parttime basis) with our benefactors or suppliers.

Boutique Encore:
Accepts and gives out used clothing, furniture and other household appliances. The merchandise is given at no cost to those who cannot pay and the Boutique sells the surplus.