Services offered free of charge by the House of Nazareth

Statistics 2012

Year 2012
Total admissions 700
Total of clients 465
Total of nights stayed 5 597
Average of nights stayed per client 8.0
Average of beds occupied per night 12.0
Meals served 25 503
Average of meals served daily 69.87
Clients served at "Boutique Encore" 14 104
Volunteer hours 20 507
(271 volunteer)

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.