Here at The Wiseman Centre, we recognize the needs of each person, and we extend ourselves to ensure that even beyond the basic needs, the care of the person as a whole is being met. By applying the holistic approach, we are addressing the physical, the spiritual, the emotional, and the financial needs of each individual.
We work with each person, to assist them in filling out income support applications, administering medication, arranging for ID replacement cards, signing out bus passes, and referring them to community resources. The main priority of all support provided to shelter residents is to help them find more permanent housing.
Residents of the Wiseman Centre are able to avail of services located on the premises such as wellness group, mental health and addiction counselling, Narcotics Anonymous, spiritual direction, and access to a social worker.
The Community Service (Housing) Worker provides individualized support to residents in conducting housing searches. This includes networking with private landlords and other housing providers, compiling daily lists of available accommodations and assisting clients with their housing searches. The Community Service Worker also helps former residents to sustain independent living in the community, through life skills guidance and eviction prevention.
The Wiseman Centre can also provide gently used bedding and small household items to residents who are moving out. Referrals to Home Again Furniture Bank and the provision of Salvation Army Thrift Store vouchers can also assist residents in setting up their new accommodations.
Former residents of the Centre receive continued support through groups and services such as chapel services, drop-in times for former residents, Narcotics Anonymous, and Mental Health and Addictions Counselors, who are available on site. DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THERE WILL BE NO NA MEETINGS OR CHAPEL SERVICES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. FORMERS’ MEALS WILL BE PROVIDED ON A TAKE-AWAY BASIS