“To provide a safe, clean and supportive
environment for the homeless.”
About FREDERICTON HOMELESS SHELTER INC
We operate two shelters in Fredericton - a Men's Shelter with 35 plus beds and Grace House for Women with 12 beds.
Each year, nearly 500 men and women will stay at the Shelters. In total, we provide nearly 15,000 bed nights to homeless men and women in the Fredericton area. The length of stay ranges from one day to several months, depending on each client’s circumstances. The Shelters are open 23 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Approximately 75% of our clients suffer from a mental illness, either diagnosed or undiagnosed; up to 80% contend with addiction – drugs, alcohol, gambling. Low literacy skills and/or learning disabilities are common. Of course, many of our clients face a combination of challenges. It is estimated that less than 10% are employable for steady full-time work.
We have provided shelter for men and women as young as 16 years of age and as old as 83 years of age.