The following is an excerpt from Destination: Home’s website about how they are helping to find homes for homeless people:
2009/2010 saw many successes for the chronically homeless, for the service agencies whose missions are to help the most vulnerable and for our entire community. The Leadership Table on Homelessness is proud to have played a part.
Here’s how the numbers break down:
100 housing units committed by Ottawa Community Housing and Centretown Citizens of Ottawa Corporation (CCOC) for housing the chronically homeless.
$1.0 million in annual funding committed by the City of Ottawa through the Supports in Social Housing Program that will provide supports to 100 chronically homeless individuals.
8 social service and housing providers have partnered to provide the housing and supports to the first 100 people. They are: Ottawa Community Housing, CCOC, CMHA Ottawa, Horizons Renaissance, John Howard Society, Options Bytown, Ottawa Salus and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Care Centre.
5 Post-Secondary Institutions – University of Ottawa, Saint Paul University, Carleton University, Algonquin College, La Cité Collégiale – have joined together to create our community’s first ever Project Homeless Connect event, held on the grounds of University of Ottawa on May 14th, 2010.
More than 120 individuals, organizations, private companies, community service agencies, schools, faith groups, media and government representatives have joined in our community’s effort to end chronic homelessness.