PROGRAMS

BASICS NEEDS PROGRAM

Through community donations, we do our best to provide basic need items such as: clothes, diapers, small household foods, school supplies, and personal care items. We also provide information and help with connecting to other community resources for basic life needs.

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RESOURCE ROOM

The resource room is a woman-only safe space for people to connect with others, wait for their appointments, and to access information on community resources. Additionally there is a computer and telephone available to use, free clothing for women and children, coffee and snacks throughout the day.

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TURNING THE KEY

This program provides tenancy support to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Support includes outreach services for viewing rentals, mediation with landlords, assistance with housing applications and other related needs.

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HOMES TO HOMES

Providing household goods, furniture and starter kits to individuals or families in need of essential items for their new home.

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LEGAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM

Experienced Legal Advocates assist individuals with Income Assistance and landlord-tenancy disputes.  They help people to understand their legal rights and the decisions that affect their eligibility for government benefits.  They draft legal arguments and assemble evidence to assist in appealing decisions and can represent clients at their Dispute Resolution Hearings for complicated cases.

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GENERAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM

The General Advocacy program is focused on providing information, assistance with applications for disability, Canada Pension Plan and Canada Pension Plan disability as well as assistance with common forms, referral to other community agencies as needed, education, etc. This is a free program for people impacted by systemic barriers such as race, gender, sexual orientation, income , education, or family status.

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