Emergency Shelter: Men's Residence
Since 1985, Na-Me-Res has provided shelter to homeless indigenous men in Toronto. We take a unique cultural approach filled with respect and dignity. Clients receive short-term housing, food, clothing, assistance with other fundamental needs, cultural reconnection, and support to secure permanent housing. To meet the increasing demand, the residence has grown over the years to 71 beds.
The Men’s Residence is located at 14 Vaughan Road, just south of Bathurst & St. Clair.
Transitional Housing: Sagatay
Sagatay provides transitional housing for indigenous men. This unique residence and program offers life skills training, cultural re-connection, Elder guidance, and counseling. Classes include healthy living, drumming, literacy, community gardening, sharing circles, financial literacy, creative writing, traditional teachings, photography and employability.
Residents may participate in the program for up to one year. They are expected to work with staff toward achieving the goals identified in their personal care plan,
Sagatay is located at 26 Vaughan Road, just up the street from the Man's Residence.
To be considered for this program, apply online below.Learn More
To help address the acute need, Na-Me-Res has developed permanent housing for the Indigenous community in Toronto for over ten years. Much more is needed, but we have done what we can by acquiring and converting locations in Parkdale and Cabbagetown.
These projects help address the need for more affordable and supportive rental housing for single Indigenous males of modest incomes, some with mobility issues. To ensure a successful transition, we offer dedicated support and counseling to tenants.
O’Gitchidaa Mushkiki Wigwam (OMW)
O’Gitchidaa Mushkiki Wigwam (OMW), which loosely translates in English as Warriors Medicine House, consists of two affordable housing units in Parkdale. Opened in September 2012, it is available to Na-Me-Res clients who are transitioning to permanent housing.
Kinew Poonii Waahkiiganaan: Golden Eagle Landing
Opened in June 2019, Kinew Poonii Waahkiiganaan is newest affordable housing unit owned and operated by Na-Me-Res. Located in the Cabbagetown, this 16 one-bedroom unit building features a first floor that caters to tenants who may have accessibility or mobility issues.
Although we are pleased to be empowering formerly homeless Indigenous men with a real opportunity to grow roots and create positive opportunities for themselves, we know that there is still a long way to go in dealing with the shortage of affordable housing in Toronto.