Programs and Groups

Residential Program

Dunara operates a psycho-social rehabilitation program for adults who are experiencing chronic psychiatric issues. We provide supportive accommodations for a total of 7 men and women, 18 years of age or older. Supervision is provided 24/7 and preference is given to applicants from Guelph, Wellington, Dufferin and Waterloo Counties. Referrals will be accepted from all mental health agencies and health professionals. Interested individuals apply voluntarily and pay for their living expenses with the program being funded by the Waterloo-Wellington LHIN. Dunara is committed to building personal strengths, coping abilities and fostering an optimum degree of independence through residential life skills and community resources.

Crisis Respite Program

Dunara is a partner in the Crisis Respite service for adults in crisis or distress who can be supported safely in a community residential setting. Referrals are made to Sheldon House staff with Waterloo Regional Homes for assessment/assignment to either the 6 bed location in Kitchener or the 2 beds on site at Dunara in Guelph. This service provides a short stay, voluntary, non-medical, safe and supportive environment for people in need of a crisis/respite stay.

Supportive Housing

Dunara provides intensive support to individuals in Guelph with serious mental health issues who are living in subsidised housing. Through ongoing support and crisis prevention, utilizing the Recovery approach we assist persons to achieve their recovery goals including living as responsible tenants.

Trinity and Dublin Houses

Trinity and Dublin are homes that Dunara rents to 8 individuals as safe, affordable housing.

Dunara Support Group

We come together in order to give and receive support and caring. Meetings are held every Wednesday at Dunara or in the community. The purpose of the group is to share experiences in coping, our knowledge of support systems in a comfortable and supportive environment. We encourage members to participate to the best of their ability with the desire to cope in positive and healthy ways with mental health issues. A calendar is created by the members and includes activities such as monthly bowling, karaoke, walks, picnics, games days, discussions, ‘share your talent’ days and many other fun and entertaining events. Enjoy a free cup of coffee and social time where you can meet new friends.

Friday Music Group

Each Friday, a gathering of musicians from Dunara and the community come together for an informal music group. We have a piano and a keyboard synthesizer, hand drums and a large variety of hand instruments. Group members bring instruments to perform while others participate by playing along with the performers or while listening to a CD. Enjoy a free cup of coffee and social time following the group.

Programs and Groups

Dunara Homes for Recovery offers a variety of programs and groups including:

  • Residential Program

  • Supportive Housing

  • Dunara Support Group

  • Friday Music Group

About Our Programs



As part of a recovery oriented mental health system we value holistic wellness. As such we work to define recovery values and principles in context on an ongoing basis.

We value autonomy, individual responsibility, engagement in the community, empowerment, hope, self determination, the elimination of stigma, and the opportunity for meaningful choice.

About Recovery

Dunara is a registered charity.
Our charity number is
108195900 RR0001
We accept payments through Pay Pal (click the image above),, or by personal cheque. Cheques can be made payable to Dunara Homes For Recovery Inc. Income tax receipts will be provided.

Contact Us

For Residential, Crisis Respite,
Supportive Housing,
and general inquiries
please contact our Executive Director,
Yvonne Bowes

Locate Us

Parking (limited) is available in the back.
Please follow the walkway to the south entrance.
Additional parking is available on Dean Street.