Society of St. Vincent de Paul
- Elisa House opened in December of 2001 as a 38 bed combination transitional housing program and emergency shelter for women. We are presently able to accommodate 38 residents.
- To provide short and long term accommodations to women aged 18 years of age and older who experience difficulty in attaining and/or maintaining permanent housing;
- To provide a safe environment, nutritious meals and meet the basic needs of women in our residence;
- To assist women in identifying their individual goals and to provide the support and access to the resources required to meet these goals;
- To encourage each woman's independence, competence, and self-esteem;
- To ensure the women in our care are treated in a fair and consistent manner, and are provided with opportunities to voice their concerns without fear of negative consequences;
- To provide an environment that is free from labels,
judgments, oppression, discrimination and violence of any type;
- To ensure that staff support is available on-site on a 24 hour basis.
The Characteristics and needs of residents:
- Elisa House provides service to women who have are experiencing emotional issues, as well as addiction, mental health, abuse, immigration and poverty;
- Residents are offered client-centered case planning, supportive
counseling, crisis intervention, appropriate referrals, advocacy and life skills training;
- Many of the residents have addiction and mental health issues that have directly influenced their ability to maintain family units, employment and permanent housing.
- Acting Director - Eyitayo Dada
- Program Manager - Marilyn McCulloch
- (416) 259-0865
24 Hour staffing includes:
- Full time, part time and relief Re-establishment
- Community Living facilitator
- Program Manager