What We Do and Why
According to a recent study, 15% of people experiencing homelessness in Toronto are Indigenous – even though we only make up 0.5% of the city. This imbalance is the source of our mission to help homeless Indigenous men rediscover their mino bimaadiziwin – living a good life in health.
Na-Me-Res provides outreach, temporary, transitional, permanent housing, and much more. We take care of the whole person with our Indigenous cultural-based approach filled with respect and spirit.
Taking Care of the Whole Person
I first came to Na-Me-Res, oh, maybe 20 or so years ago. And have been involved with Na-Me-Res on and off through the years. I have utilized some of the counseling, for instance on addiction, grieving, spirituality, and homelessness.
Thanks to Na-Me-Res for helping me find ways to get off the streets. I have lost so many people who lost their lives living on the streets. Through positive people and ideas, I rediscovered my spirituality, then found a place to call home. Since then, I still have that place and still have the support from Na-Me-Res as and when needed. I feel very grateful and proud that Na-Me-Res took me off the street and opened my eyes. I have victory over past life on the streets.
Chi-miigwetch (Thank you) Na-Me-Res
Niiguhnii (One goes ahead)