CMHA Thompson Inc. adopted the Thompson Homeless Shelter in 2008. Since then, we have offered numerous programs to help the clients in many different areas of their lives. The Thompson Homeless Shelter works closely with CMHA to provide programs, support and services to help empower clients. We have a Homeless Outreach Mentor who provides case management services to the shelter clients. This includes helping the clients to find and obtain housing that is safe, secure and affordable
The Thompson Homeless Shelter is much more than a safe place to sleep, it is a full spectrum, comprehensive service that strives to improve the lives of everyone that steps through the doors.
The Thompson Homeless Shelter is also called “Nanatowiho Wikamik”, which means “a Place of Healing”.
The Shelter provides 3 meals and 1 snack per day for clients, as well as:
- Laundry and shower facilities
- Tradition teachings, sharing circles and smudging
- Mental Health/Self Help/Educational Programming
- Addictions Support and advocacy
- Nutrition Programs and other Life Skills Training
- Pastoral Care
- Employment services
- Community Presentations
- Referral and advocacy
- Housing Support
- One on One Support and Peer Support
The Thompson Homeless Shelter is managed by our Shelter Coordinator, as well as full time, part time and casual peer support staff.