In addition to providing emergency shelter, the Red Door provides critical support services to clients when they arrive, during their stay, and as they make the transition to independence. First, we make sure that they receive necessary counselling, support, access to schools, and health care. Dedicated programming and creating safe spaces for children to heal is a priority – arts and crafts, homework help, life-skills workshops for teens, and social, recreational opportunities for all ages provide an outlet for expression and connection. Our housing workers liaise with landlords to secure safe and affordable accommodations and fair leases for families. Later, we provide outreach services that are designed to assist families to remain housed and independent in the community.
At the Red Door, residents are given the resources and the time they need to heal and to ultimately achieve their goal of independence.