We have the capacity to provide emergency short-term shelter and support services to 35 women and children, at any given time.
Our three level building consists of:
twelve (12) bedrooms, including an accessible room
five washrooms including an accessible washroom "a playroom equipped with a wash room
a multi-purpose resource room for youth and mothers
a private TV room
a large combination dining/lounging room
a donations room and an outdoor play ground equipped with a basketball hoop
At Homeward Family Shelter o/a Julliette's Place we believe in keeping families together, so a mother and her children will never be asked to share their assigned room. We intake male children over the age of sixteen (16) years of age.
Our staff team of Women's and Children Advocates, Children's Programmer, Legal/ Court Support and Community Outreach Workers, are all dedicated to providing mothers and their children with the appropriate services in the most efficient manner.
On arrival at the shelter you will be greeted by one or more of our Women's Advocates. You and your children will be offered refreshments, given a tour of the shelter, provided with basic care packages and shown to your assigned room. Once you and your children are settled, you will receive some additional information, designed to ensure your stay with us is a most comfortable one.
You can ask the same questions as many times as is necessary to for you understand your way about the building, use of facilities and most importantly, the services we provide.
Within 72 hours of being at the shelter you will meet with your Primary Worker. This time is set aside for you to share necessary information and learn more about our services and the ways in which we can support you and your children, during this period of transition. As this meeting or a more convenient you with the support of your worker will begin the process of reestablishment one step at a time.
We understand that process can be overwhelming, remember we are here to help.
Our services are provided in over 96 languages, through MCIS Language Services and our staff team.