what we do
Salvus's objective is to provide access to primary health care, housing support, and service navigation to those within our community who are surviving and experiencing barriers related to homelessness, poverty, mental health, and substance use.
Salvus is a different kind of organization. It offers hope and support to those who feel like there is none left. We understand that simple health problems can become unmanageable when basic needs for housing, shelter, support, and primary health care can't be met. Salvus treats the whole person.
Individuals deserve appropriate primary health care, housing, and support; our team addresses a need in the community by providing access to care for individuals experiencing and surviving homelessness.
increase in chronic homelessness in Moncton between May 2021 - April 2022
(According to Built for Zero Canada)
The average lifespan of an individual experiencing homelessness is 17.5 years shorter than that of the general population
(Romaszko et. al. 2017)
of individuals surviving homelessness report having a chronic health condition; more than half have a mental health problem
(St. Michael's Hospital, 2011)
Salvus offers hope and support to those who feel like there is none left. We understand that simple health problems can become unmanageable when basic needs for housing, shelter, support, and primary health care can't be met. Salvus treats the whole person, recognizing that quality healthcare is more than just physical wellness. We are a multidisciplinary team that practices from a client-centred, trauma informed, recovery focused, and harm reduction lens.
where we need you
Salvus relies on donations from the community and local businesses to help meet the needs of those we work with.
We need help from community members who can lend their expertise, time, and resources to volunteer, fundraise, or offer collaborative specialized medical care.