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Special Works - St Clare's Residence


Society of St. Vincent de Paul
St Clare's Residence

Our history: 

  • The Bayview Avenue facility was purchased by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and opened as St. Clare’s Residence in the fall of 2001.
  • Within a month of receiving our first resident, we had attained full occupancy.

Our mandate: 

  • St. Clare’s Residence is a 28-bed, transitional crisis-care facility for women, aged 25 years or older, who have experienced difficulty maintaining permanent housing; 
  • Our goal is to assist our residents to live independently in the community by providing long-term, self-directed services in a supportive, home-like atmosphere, governed by safety, respect, and dignity; 
  • Residents of St. Clare’s contribute financially, based on income. 

The characteristics and needs of residents:

  • Women who come to St. Clare’s are in need of building self confidence, re-learning basic coping skills, and gaining communication and life skills; 
  • Many are seeking employment possibilities and pursuing avenues that will lead them to independent housing.

Contact info:

Sr. Bernadette - Director - 416-225-3466 
Ashley Hwang - Shift Supervisor

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