We provide a system of specialized therapeutic foster homes, offering from one to four co-ed beds for children 5-18 years of age. Each home will serve a child or group of children with similar needs such as age, developmental needs, interests, risks, mental health and behavioral needs. By having a number of specialized therapeutic foster homes we believe we are able to better match the needs of the individual children with the resources and dynamics of each home and the people that live there. This way placement decisions are based on successfully matching the child for long term care planning.
Nogdawindamin Family & Community Services has been approved to open and support foster homes since 2004. Alternative Care Staff are responsible for conducting home assessments, supporting foster care parents and assisting in the placement and care of children in approved homes. Alternative Care delivered through Nogdawindamin provides an opportunity for First Nation's children to remain in their community and closely connected to cultural traditions.
Pauline's Place addresses homelessness for Youth (male ages 16-17, female ages 16-21), Women, and Families by providing temporary emergency shelter and basic necessities such as food, clothing, and hygiene products. With the help of external supports, we further assist clients to secure and maintain permanent housing.
Housing Services is the largest social housing provider in Sault Ste. Marie. The Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation owns 700+ rent-geared-to-income properties and 400+ subsidized private sector units which are operated by Housing Services. In addition to providing safe, affordable housing to hundreds of families residing in the Sault Ste. Marie District, Housing Services also administers local homelessness programs, manages the waitlist for subsidized housing, is responsible for the oversight of other local non-profit and cooperative housing operations in our service area, and distributes funding received under various federal and provincially funded housing initiatives.
St Vincent Place
705-253-2770 x 3
St. Vincent Place Men's Shelter consists of 14 emergency beds and 9 room-and board beds. Our shelter is the first point of entry for any male 18+ years of age who is homeless in Sault Ste. Marie., giving them a chance to get back on their feet. Residents are provided with 3 home-cooked meals a day, dorm-style rooms, laundry facilities, and basic life needs. Our 9 room-and-board beds help residents who require additional supports in transitioning to living independently in our community.
Women in Crisis
Women In Crisis (Algoma) Inc., is an innovative non-profit community based organization working to provide advocacy, support, safe shelter, programs, and services for all women and children affected by abuse and violence. Women In Crisis provides leadership, education, and awareness to the community on the issues of woman abuse.