At present we are able to accommodate 90 residents, most are permanent, with a handful of temporary residents and a few just needing a place to find their feet for a few days. Each resident undergoes an entrance interview and is screened for suitability based on the criteria outlined below. The Ark has a strong network of similar organizations to refer those who cannot be accommodated.
The Ark does not have the facilities to accommodate those who need 24 hour medical care, the terminally ill and the severely mentally ill or challenged. The Ark is exclusively for men and limited to those over 18 years of age. There is a strict code of conduct and discipline. Those who do not adhere to this, are advised to find alternative accommodation.
A sanctuary for the homeless and destitute, providing accommodation, clothing, three meals a day and the opportunity to develop the necessary life skills and qualities needed for a successful reintegration into society.
Those with substance abuse (alcohol and drug) problems have the opportunity to rid themselves of these addictions and regain their pride and dignity enabling them to return to society, fully functional with purpose and integrity.
Serve & Assist
To serve and assist our local community by providing food, clothing, blankets and support to those in need.