Projects

HOUSING FIRST (HF), NON HOUSING FIRST (NHF) & CAPITAL PROJECTS in the METRO & GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT (MVRD & GVRD)

ABORIGINAL FRONT DOOR SOCIETY  (AFD)- HF

ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY CAREER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES SOCIETY (ACCESS)

 Essential skills for aboriginal futures employment and training competency

CIRCLE OF EAGLES LODGE SOCIETY (COELS)

Andersons Healing Lodge for Aboriginal Women

COMMUNITY VOICE MAIL (CVM) NHF

The Community Voice Mail program provides clients with a simple yet vital tool for achieving life’s basic goals, without the hindrance of Poverty Stigma (putting the phone number of your shelter on your resume only leads to red flags and lost opportunities when that potential employer calls with what would have been good news). To date over 100 people have used CVM to move from homelessness into housing and over 60 have used CVM to move from unemployment in employment.

CWENENGITEL ABORIGINAL SOCIETY (CAS) HF, NHF & CAPTIAL

Cwenengitel is a ten (10)-bedroom facility that provides safe, central housing for Aboriginal Men who are trying to break the cycle of substance and alcohol abuse. The only support/ Transition facility that provides in-house addictions counseling combined with traditional teachings to Aboriginal people residing in Surrey.

This includes addictions counseling, traditional teachings, life skills, medicine circles, Sweat Lodge Ceremonies, anger management workshops, etc. These services continue to be available after they move out of the facility.

The project utilizes the services of three (3) Elders to facilitate traditional teachings and offer spiritual guidance to the residents.

FRASER RIVER ALL NATIONS ABORIGINAL SOCIETY (FRANAS) – HF, NHF & CAPTIAL

FRASER REGION ABORIGINAL FRIENDSHIP CENTER ASSOCIATION  (FRAFCA) – HF

 HELPING SPIRIT LODGE SOCIETY (HSLS)

INFOCUS PiT COUNT 2018 (INFOCUS) – HF

KEKINOW NATIVE HOUSING SOCIETY  (KEKINOW)- CAPITAL

LOWER FRASER VALLEY ABORIGINAL SOCIETY (LFVAS) – HF, NHF & CAPITAL

SPIRIT WAY ABORIGINAL SOCIETY (SPIRIT WAY)

provides housing, healing and educational programs to Aboriginal women and their children who are victims of violence. Residents participate in all 12 programs such as Life skills, Employment skills, Education, Spiritual Balance to name a few. Currently, there are 14 supportive and safe housing units with 33 beds with a stay of up to 18 months.

VANCOUVER ABORIGINAL FRIENDSHIP CENTRE SOCIETY (VAFCS) – CAPITAL

VANCOUVER ABORIGINAL TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE SERVICES SOCIETY (VATJSS)

Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Homelessness Project identifies the under-lying causes of homelessness as applicable to wrongful behavior and assists participants in building their capacity for self-sufficiency and holistic wellness while the project is based on its ability to address the unique circumstances and needs of Aboriginal offenders and victims. The project also provides assistance and (advocacy) support for clients requiring employment/training opportunities, housing, health services and support services.

 

Homelessness Partnering Strategy – Provincial Projects

FORT ST. JOHN FRIENDSHIP CENTRE SOCIETY

10208 – 95 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 1J2
Tel: (250) 785 – 8566
Fax: (250) 785 -1507

Special Friends Breakfast Project

Fort St John Society will meet the HPS objectives target areas through the Special Friends Breakfast Project by hiring a Breakfast Coordinator to implement a full program which would provide one meal a day, during the breakfast hours for five days a week, (Monday through Friday). The Breakfast Coordinator will also provide assistance, guidance, mentorship and support to homeless individuals living in Fort St John. Hygiene packages and cold weather wear will also be provided on a needed basis to homeless individuals.

4917 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V6
Tel: 723-2323 / Fax: 723-2382

Aboriginal Homelessness Response Initiative

KUU US Crisis Line Society will meet the HPS objectives target areas through the Aboriginal Homelessness Response Initiative Project (AHRI) which will provide AHRI advocate, 24 Hour Emergency Needs Access Line, 24 Hour Crisis/Street Outreach,
a Homelessness Coordinator.
Also provided in partnership with the Port Alberni Hostel Society an Emergency shelter bed.

Lillooet Friendship Centre Society

357 Main Street, Box 2170, Lillooet BC, V0K 1V0

Community Cares Project

Lillooet Friendship Centre Society will meet the HPS objectives and target areas through the Community Cares Project by increasing the hours for the existing Community Services Coordinator to implement a full program that would provide weekly soup & bannock lunches, monthly Elders lunches and clothing distribution to meet the immediate food and clothing needs of those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.