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Emergency Shelter Service

Operating Principles
We take a person-centered, holistic approach and ensure that people with particular vulnerabilities are supported
We help people experiencing chronic and episodic homelessness to access stable, positive housing and appropriate supports
We use harm reduction principles to guide service to clients and behaviour-based criteria for restricting access to shelter
We ensure people who have high needs receive accompaniment and follow-up services
We aim to make every discharge from shelter an organized departure
We coordinate services and participate in planning with community partners
We track and analyze outcomes to inform planning and policy decisions and continiously improve services
Eligibility for Women and Family Emergency Shelter
Single women 20+ years of age
Mothers with full custody of children
Father with full custody of children
Able to live independently and in a congregate setting with shared accomodations
In need of temporary emergency shelter
Our beds are available on a first come, first served basis, and are available for women who are 20+ years old. Our clients are supported by 24-hour staff who provide assistance with housing searches, basic needs, and referrals to community resources as needed. While staying, clients are encouraged to pursue housing searches with the goal to secure permanent housing
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