About Us

The Victoria Hall Society is a private, non-profit charity founded in 1860 by Isabella Cogswell, Charlotte Lawson, and Jane Liddell who saw a need for providing women of little financial means a place they could call home. Originally called “The Home for the Aged”, the Victoria Hall Society has seen many changes since its inception. From humble beginnings in a rented house to the acquisition of its own residence in 1863 on Gottingen Street, Victoria Hall has been home to nearly 1000 women.

In 2013, Victoria Hall closed the residence on Gottingen Street and guests were relocated to Caritas Residence, the retirement residence for the Sisters of Charity. We offer an assisted living environment for 16 women, 65 or older. Caritas is not a nursing home.

The Victoria Hall Society is dedicated to providing a compassionate and loving home for senior women and to improving their quality of life in the spirit of respect for their dignity, integrity, and their spiritual and cultural values.

Through the generosity of the Victoria Hall Society Trust, we offer clients financial assistance. Subsidies are available on a case-by-case basis.

In keeping with the tradition, families continue to retain some responsibility for their loved ones. A family member or friend still assumes the role of guarantor who can help make plans for future care needs.

We would be pleased to meet with you and your family to provide further information on the admissions process and how to complete the required forms.