Post Treatment Transitional Housing For Men

Type of Service

Residential Supportive Treatment - Addictions

Program Description

Transitional Housing Serenity House operates 24 beds in 3 separate transitional homes located in Ottawa, to support those men who have successfully completed treatment in a residential facility. A prospective applicant must move directly from treatment into Transitional Housing. There will be a screening assessment; if the participant fits all of the criteria and is interested, there will be an interview. The homes house 8 men each and provide a safe environment free from alcohol and drugs where people can start to put into practice skills learned in treatment. Best practices suggests at least one year in a drug-free environment for better long-term results; men are encouraged to set short and long-term goals and to develop skills needed to become self-sufficient and return to the work force with a strong commitment to on-going abstinence from addictive substances. This service fills a much needed gap in the community as it provides temporary housing and serves to transition the men from treatment to eventual permanent and affordable housing. Each person has his own, fully furnished room while sharing common areas with 7 other men. Each is responsible for buying and preparing his own food in an environment where staff offer support services as needed. Men learn to overcome those challenges that have prevented them from enjoying a full, healthy and happy life. Many form friendships that will last a lifetime and that offer a great sense of belonging in community. Help is available to ensure each person has affordable housing prior to leaving. This service helps many individuals who are at risk of homelessness in becoming stably housed.

Organization's Current Reported COVID-19 Response

COVID-19: Transitional Housing continues to run as usual with full capacity.

Program Restricted To


Access Information

Individuals are to be referred by the treatment facility where he is completing treatment. Please do not send assessment packages prior to the client contacting the organization. There will be a screening assessment; if the participant fits all of the criteria and is interested, there will be an interview.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost Yes

Referral Contact Information

Phone 613-736-0036
Fax 613-736-0429

Clients Served

Gender Male
Age 18 and up
Catchment Ontario
Wheelchair Access No


Policy Allowed




Main Hours

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Staff is available 0700-1600 Monday to Friday.