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What is St. Leonard's House?
St. Leonard's House of Windsor is a non profit community based agency dedicated to the integration of male offenders into the community as law abiding citizens in order to reduce the re-occurence of crime.
What does the House consist of?
Located in the heart of downtown Windsor, St. Leonard's House provides accomodations for twenty eight occupants. The main bedroom level contains ten rooms with double occupancy and one single room which can be used for Unescorted temporary absences (UTA's) from the institution or assigned at staff's discretion. On the upper level of the home there is an independent living area reserved for lifers. This unit contains four single rooms with a shared kitchen and living space. In addition, there is now a bedroom on the lower level which can accomodate three occupants.
The House is located within walking distance of the riverfront, banking, shopping, medical care, restaurants, government offices and the bus station.
What are our core principles?
Change and Rehabilitation - That every person has the potential to change their lives and become positive contributors to their community.
Dignity and Respect - That every person is a unique individual, deserving of our respect and is to be treated with dignity which is the basis for forming trusting relationships.
Strength-based - That every person has strengths and these strengths are the foundation upon which we serve and support our clients.
Social Justice - In being fair and equitable in all that we do, sensitive to the uniqueness of each individual and accepting of their diversity of beliefs and norms.
Collaboration - In working collaboratively to utilize all the community's resources and capabilities to acheive the best outcomes for the people we support.
Innovation and Learning - In fostering an organizational culture that encourages innovation and continuous learning and improvement, values the contributions of staff and volunteers and is responsive and flexible to the changing needs of our clients and our operating environment.