Through a culture-based approach that addresses the holistic needs of its clients, Na-Me-Res' (Native Men's Residence) mission is to provide temporary, transitional and permanent housing to Aboriginal men experiencing homelessness in Toronto while providing outreach and support services to the broader Aboriginal homeless population.
Na-Me-Res ensures that Aboriginal people experiencing homelessness have access to a continuum of culturally appropriate supports that will assist them in securing stable, safe and affordable housing while helping them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.
Na-Me-Res is a community organization with proven practices in integrated culturally relevant social service delivery. Na-Me-Res strives to support a caring, compassionate and safe environment that addresses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of its clients. It also provides opportunities for them to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence required to lead healthy and self-determined lives.
What People Are Saying
"People find it in Jesus, or in Muhammad, I found it in my Grandmothers and Grandfathers."
— Don, 39 who was homeless for over a decade, Read More
"I came here to have the support I need"
— Morrison "Mo" Thomas, Read More
"“Sagatay is a safe place where I am being helped on my healing journey. One of the greatest benefits of being here is that other residents have very similar problems to mine and they are more than willing to share their problems with me, I am not alone.” --Ed "
— Ed, a Na-Me-Res client
"“Homelessness is not a very pleasant experience for anyone. I have firsthand experience with it. If I have to recommend a shelter to anyone needing help, I won’t hesitate to refer them to NAMERES, where men in need will be helped and cared for by people who really care! “ --E.M."
— E.M., a former resident
"“If a person is on the street and wants to change, Na-Me-Res has lots of programs and people to help them, but they need to take the first step, they can’t fix a person but they can give support to help you fix yourself. --Jerry"
— Jerry, a resident