Residents share coffee, meals and conversation at the Clergy St. house's communal dining table.
- Dignity & Respect: Ryandale serves clients without prejudice, especially with respect to any past history of addiction, incarceration or mental illness. Clients, however, must meet standards for addictions and level of risk to the community.
- Inclusivity & Acceptance: Ryandale respects and accepts everyone’s gender status, racial and cultural background, and is mindful of factors such as poverty that drive marginalization and homelessness.
- A Transitional Role: Ryandale works with other agencies and partners to support client self-sufficiency and transform lives.
To ensure safe accommodation and support access to essential support services for people in KFL&A who are struggling with the economic, social and often emotional challenges of being without permanent housing. Ryandale Transitional Housing aims to bridge the gap between shelter dependency and sustainable, independent living. Beyond the provision of a safe and comfortable place to stay, Ryandale works to build greater social inclusion and a renewed sense of hope in our residents, while focusing on perseverance and a realistic view of the road ahead. For individuals looking to start life in their own home, we offer:
- affordable and safe accommodation
- life-skills coaching
- positive community involvement
- assistance accessing health care services, and
- a safe place for trauma recovery.