Na-Me-Res provides a 63 male bed shelter to house and serve the needs of homeless individuals in Toronto. Our objective is to reduce the number of homeless and to prevent those at risk of becoming homeless, by equipping them with the tools of empowerment, self-reliance, and economic independence.
Our Mission Statement
Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence) are temporary homes for men, which fosters and maintains a healthy sense of community, cooperation and self-worth through the promotion of Traditional Native Culture and Values. We endeavour to build a strong foundation for our clients on their road to recovery and self-sufficiency.Aside from being a male and youth shelter, Na-Me-Res has grown into a multi-service organization which delivers a variety of outreach programs. One of our many programs, called “Street Help”, delivers clothing, hot meals, basic essentials, and instant referral service to the homeless daily, all across the G.T.A. Our “Gimme Shelter” program is focused on building trust among hardcore homeless clients to ensure services to recovery are accessed in a timely manner. Gimme Shelter is our “mobile counseling outreach to the homeless”, which operates daily, with 2 counsellors on board.Our Housing and Aftercare Department, located at 26 Vaughan Rd., offers their assistance to help residents and non-residents make their transition to become self-sufficient by obtaining permanent housing. All housing needs are meet by assisting in finding and setting up landlord appointments, securing a source of income, and the help of moving donated furniture to the residents new home.All of our clients have access to Traditional, Contemporary, and Employment Counseling with many lifeskills workshops to help benefit ones inner-self. We carefully design all programs and services to meet the individual needs of the homeless with a goal of evoking solutions, reconnection, and self-reliance, within a one stop intervention/referral support network that offers a solid aftercare component.Na-Me-Res operates these programs through the generous donations from various organizations, foundations, and individuals. All this would not be possible without the kind assistance from The City of Toronto, The United Way of Greater Toronto, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, and The Government of Canada.