Agencies are focused on the ability of people to access and remain in permanent and stable housing.
Project Connect provides a one day opportunity to deliver service to people in our community. It is for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, such as people living paycheck to paycheck, living on the street, in shelters or surfing between family and friends because they are unable to find affordable housing. Project Connect began in 2004 in San Francisco, and has grown into an international best practice. This program has shown positive results in getting people connected in the community and into safe, permanent, affordable housing.
Well here we are with part 3. I am sure everyone has been waiting on pins and needles to see what my final issue with Housing First is. I am also sure that by now you all realized that my trepidations around Housing First are not really at all things I believe need to be changed. Moreover they are representations of how society takes something so effective and valuable and tarnishes it because they do not understand.
Welcome back to Part 2 of my 3 part series on the “Things I Dislike About Housing First.” In part one I hope that you were able to glean something from it that will be useful. At the very least I am hoping that people who are either new to Housing First or unaware of it, and those that are not supporters of it will be able to wrap their heads around it.
To commemorate the launching of our new Bringing Lethbridge Home Website, I am introducing my new blog. Still deciding on a name. Some have suggested "Wally's World" among other things but maybe it just needs to stay "Blog." Not sure yet. Input is welcomed. But none-the-less I am excited to engage in this blogging phenomenon and enter into yet another realm of social media and sharing about what I do and what I am passionate about.
The Bringing Lethbridge Home Awards recognize outstanding organizations, people and housing in Lethbridge. The Awards provide an opportunity to showcase success stories within the housing and relative support services sector. The Awards formally recognize and reward best practices. The BLH Awards recognize individuals, organizations, businesses, builders and developers that work to address affordable housing initiatives in our city.
5th on 5th Youth Services
Aboriginal Council of Lethbridge
Aboriginal Housing Society
Alberta Health Services (Seniors Health, Addiction & Mental Health)
Alberta Human Services
Alberta Research Consortium on Ending Homelessness
Allied Arts Council
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)
Canadian Mental Health
Citizens of Lethbridge
City of Lethbridge
Lethbridge Alberta Works – Employment & Immigration
Lethbridge Emergency Shelter and Resource Centre
Lethbridge Family Services
Lethbridge Housing Authority
Lethbridge Legal Guidance
Lethbridge Regional Police Servcies
Lethbridge School District 51
Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)
Real Estate Board
Red Crow College
Southern Alberta Community Living Association (SACLA)
Southern Alberta Self Help Association (SASHA)
Southwest Child and Family Services
Treaty 7 Urban Indian Housing Authority
University of Calgary – Faculty Social Work