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About Us

Our Legacy of Compassion and Support

Alternative Residences Alternatives Inc. was first incorporated under the New Brunswick Companies Act in August of 1984 and today acts as the largest charitable organization in Greater Moncton that provides shelter, support services and amenities for those individuals dealing with mental illness.

The very existence of the organization is the result of numerous hours of volunteer work by dedicated Mental Health professionals and concerned citizens who voiced the need for an alternative to the institutional options available to the mentally ill. Today, we carry on that mission to better the lives of those individuals dealing with mental illness in our community.

We are a registered, not for profit charity. We partner with the two Regional Health Authorities, Social Development, as well as other community agencies such as CMHA.

Our Mission

We provide community-based housing and support services, in a safe and compassionate setting, for adults living with mental illness in Greater Moncton, improving quality of life, independence and connection to the community.

Our Vision

To improve the lives of adults living with mental illness.


Our Values

How we achieve our vision is as important as the vision itself. Our organizational values define our purpose and our character; they guide our everyday decisions and the services we provide to our residents.


We empower our residents to keep and improve the skills necessary to maintain their mental health and increase their independence. Each resident decides how they want to pursue their wellness journey.


We believe in our people. They are committed and motivated to our mission and in return, we invest in their personal development and success.


We are accountable to our residents and partners. We are committed to providing safe homes, support services, an active and informed governing board, and caring, compassionate employees.


We know we cannot carry out our mission alone. We strive to strengthen our services by building partnerships with employees, service providers and community partners with similar values.

Our Partners

Thank you to all of our community partners listed below and to those who choose to remain anonymous for all of your support.
We are thankful for your help and dedication to support our mission.