A Different Response to Tackling Homelessness and Alcohol Use


Shelter House, which opened a MAP (the Kwae Kii Win Centre) in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2012, has approached a different style in helping the chronic homeless and people with alcohol problems.

According to Patty Hajdu, executive director of Shelter House, they have recognized that abstinence-based housing and treatment did not meet the needs of some people. The house provides beds for people with severe alcohol dependence that have been living on the streets or in emergency shelters and have a high rate of police confrontations.


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Programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment services as well as transitional support for people who have a physical and/or psychological dependency on tobacco, alcohol and/or other drugs. Addictions; Alcohol Rehabilitation; Alcoholism; Alcohol-Related Triage; Chemical Abuse; Chemical Dependency; Drug Addiction; Drug Habit; Drug Rehabilitation; Drug-Related Triage; Maintenance Treatment; Medication Abuse; Narcotic Habit; Perinatal Alcohol Treatment; Perinatal Drug Treatment; Perinatal Substance Abuse Treatment; Public Inebriate Transportation; Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

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