April 20, 2015
Ngim Kowa Njichaag (Reclaiming My Spirit) Program/Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence) receives RBC Foundation support
The Native Men’s Residence gratefully acknowledges The RBC Foundation for the 2014 support of a $5,000 grant to be administered to our innovative cultural-based services program Ngim Kowa Njichaag (Reclaiming My Spirit). Aboriginal men play an integral part in the traditional Aboriginal family system. This program contributes to community healing by helping Aboriginal men develop a healthy sense of self while also recognizing their place within the community. The participants of this program break cycles of abuse and homelessness by contributing to a healthier family system and community. By addressing and relying on Aboriginal traditions and culture to heal from the residential school system, Na-Me-Res hopes to contribute to long-term healing.
Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence) mission is to provide temporary and transitional housing to Aboriginal men experiencing homelessness in Toronto while also providing outreach and support services to Toronto’s broader Aboriginal homeless population. Na-Me-Res employs a culture-based approach in all our programs and services, addressing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of all our clients and residents. We strive to provide a caring, compassionate, and safe environment as well as opportunities for our clients and residents to develop skills, knowledge, and confidence to ultimately lead healthy, self-determined lives.