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Our Mission

55 Central provides housing and support services to people who are facing homelessness, living with mental illness or addiction issues or have other issues impacting on their lives.

55 Central is a place of safety, respect, hope and recovery.


How We Work

Programs and services that make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Building Trusted Relationships

Education and Empowerment

Physical and Emotional Safety

Cultural Competence

Healing and Recovery

Building Agency, Strength and Resilience

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Our Stories

Real stories of transformation and resilience


Jessie’s Story

At the time of referral, Jessie (53) was living in her car.  Like so many women her age, after a lifetime of raising a family, Jessie experienced an injury that impacted her ability to work and she found herself unable to afford weekly rent.  She had few supports or financial backup. She was referred to 55 Central’s Street to Home…

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Clem’s Story

If we had met a few years ago, it would of gone like this; “Hi. My name is Clem. Oh yes, I am currently working as a FIFO worker and live with my loving family in our own home”. Fast forward a few years and we meet again; “Hi. My name is Clem and I am currently homeless and sleeping…

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Bradley’s Story

Bradley is 27 years old. He joined the Community Support Program 18 months ago. At that point in time, Bradley had just dropped out of his study at university. He was experiencing a re-occurrence of previous mental illness and was physically unwell. Bradley was using drugs as a way of coping. His family could not manage his behaviours at home…

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Jeff’s Story

As a way of confronting persistent feelings of isolation and anxiety Jeff challenged himself to join 55 Central’s Grow & Grind barista training program.  He had spent years managing depression, was experiencing poor physical health and had recently been living in crisis accommodation.  In joining a program that involved teamwork and customer service Jeff knew he was pushing himself out…

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