Transitional House

These near-identical dwellings (one new, one old)                                    Large shared kitchen in Transitional House
were joined together at the front entrance in 2004,
Transitional House was officially opened.

‘The Salvation Army helps people find new beginnings. Transitional House will be such a place… ‘ (inaugural speech)

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The Salvation Army’s Transitional House, a non-profit residential program, is a 15-bed non-profit facility located at 1167 Gladstone Avenue. The objective of the program is to provide short-term affordable lodging for men who are transitioning to an autonomous lifestyle.

It is located minutes away from the Civic Hospital.

The program accepts applicants from different programs and walks of life. Transitional House offers an array of programming and gives clients the opportunity to learn the skills needed to maintain independent living.

The admission process begins by sending an application to Transitional House Supervisor Massimo Colongioli. After an initial screening, applicants are interviewed by Mr. Colongioli to assess whether they are a good fit and suitable for the program.

Once an applicant is accepted, an orientation and tour will take place. The applicant is then given an intake date.

The new resident, upon his arrival for his intake, will meet again with Mr. Colongioli, who introduces him to the others who reside in the home. All residents are responsible for their:

  1. Groceries
  2. Cooking
  3. Room cleanliness
  4. Rent
  5. Chores

Residents are expected to become integral members of the household and maintain all aspects of a functioning residence.

             Transitional House living room

Programming is mandatory. It is spread out weekly, usually in the evenings. This enables residents to take on a day job. Programs include, but are not limited, to the following modules:

  1. Weekly process groups
  2. Individual Counselling
  3. Graduation Planning such as Budgeting
  4. Nutrition
  5. Job Search
  6. Furthering Education
  7. Apartment search


        One of Transitional's 15 bedrooms   

Staff members are on site 24-7. They are available to help with any and all aspects of an individual’s program of furthering themselves and achieving their goals. Transitional House is a “dry” facility.  Alcohol or drug use is prohibited inside and outside the house. To enforce this rule, random urine screening will take place.

*For additional information, contact Massimo Colongiolo at 613-724-2300

Download our application form or apply online.