Programs and Groups

Residential Program
329 Gordon St.

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, Waterloo Counties. Referrals will be accepted from all mental health agencies and health professionals. Interested individuals apply voluntarily and pay for their living expenses (rent and food) 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.

Referrals: Can be also be made by calling Here 24/7

Crisis Respite Program
329 Gordon St.

In partnership with Thresholds homes and supports, Dunara provides a 24/7, short-term, voluntary, non-medical, supportive residential environment.
Crisis Respite service is for adults in crisis or distress who can be supported safely in a community residential setting.   There is a 6 bed location in Kitchener and the 2 beds on site at Dunara in Guelph.
This program also provides caregivers with short-term relief.

Referrals: Please call 519-576-7431 or 1-866-797-7431 for more information and/or to make a referral

Supportive Housing
Locations in the city of Guelph

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

Referrals:  You can be put on the waiting list by calling Here 24/7

Trinity, Dublin, Neeve, and Waterloo Houses

These houses are rented to 20-22 individuals who will also receive rent supplements through the County of Wellington.  Everyone will have their own bedroom, however will be required to share common spaces such as living room, kitchen and bathroom with their house mates.  There are no formal supports attached with these houses.
Referrals:  You can express your interest by calling Yoland Webster, Program Manager at 519-836-2332 extension 101

Dunara Support Group, 1:30-3:00PM
329 Gordon St.

“We come together in order to give and receive support and caring. Meetings are held every Wednesday at Dunara or we will do an activity in the community, like bowling or hiking.  The purpose of the group is to share experiences in coping with our illness as well as to shares 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, 1:30-3:00PM
329 Gordon St.

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

Dunara Homes’ Story

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Recovery

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), CanadaHelps.org, or by personal cheque. Cheques can be made payable to Dunara Homes For Recovery Inc. Income tax receipts will be provided.

Contact Us

For more information about Dunara’s programs and referrals please contact Yoland Webster, Program Manager at ywebster@dunara.com or 519-836-2332 ext. 101.

And for general inquiries please contact our Executive Director, Yvonne Bowes at ybowes@dunara.com or 519-836-2332 ext. 107.

Locate Us

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