At Catherine House, we offer accommodation and support services for women experiencing homelessness, who are 18 years and older, and unaccompanied by children.
All of our programs and services are recovery-oriented. We not only deal with the immediate issues that have led a client to a period of homelessness, we also work with our clients to plan for a future that helps her sustain her housing and build a life that is meaningful and purposeful for her and her family.
Every night of the year we accommodate 52 women experiencing homelessness.
Homelessness can happen to anyone.
It could be your mother, sister, grandmother or friend. It could be you.
Our focus at Catherine House is to not only provide a safe place of accommodation but ensure each woman has a chance to recover from what has led her into homelessness. For many women, this could be years of abuse, trauma or living with mental health issues.
Whatever the reason, recovery is always possible.
Please support Catherine House and every woman we support by making a tax deductible donation.
We believe in the potential of every woman to learn, achieve and succeed.
We provide support and interventions driven by recovery-based principles and practices.
We value and respect each womans unique life story and individual experiences.
We assist women to develop skills to become critical, independent thinkers within their personal, cultural, social and political environment.
We support women to identify what is important to them in life and how they can work towards achieving this.
Raising political and community awareness around women’s issues and the solutions needed.
Catherine House offers emergency housing through the Emergency Program, which provides crisis accommodation for up to three months for women experiencing homelessness. The program is staffed 24/7 and provides full board and lodging for up to 20 clients.
Mental Health Support
Catherine House offers two mental health programs, the Recovery Program (RP) and the Permanent Supported Accommodation Program (PSAP). These programs offer accommodation services to women living with mental health issues.