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The Path To Ending Homelessness In Regina (This blog was originally posted at http://www.thinkupstream.net/pointintime and is written by Shawn Fraser)   What would it take to end homelessness in Regina? It's a difficult question, but upstream thinking teaches us that the answer lies in dealing with the causes of
Preliminary Results from Regina’s First Point In Time Count of Homelessness Preliminary Results from Regina’s First Point In Time Count of Homelessness In May of 2015, around 150 people took to Regina’s streets and shelters to enumerate and survey our City’s homeless community. This was Regina’s first Point In Time Count of Homelessness, a research
New Addition to the Regina HPS Team! The Regina Homelessness Partnering Strategy is pleased to welcome Blair Roberts to the team!  Blair joins the YMCA HPS team after previously working with Souls Harbour Rescue Mission in their Emergency Services department. With his new role, he will split his time between running the Men's
HIFIS Staff Update To All Organizations Using HIFIS (CEO’s and Executive Directors) and Stakeholders in Saskatchewan,   Since the United Way Regina was awarded the contract to provide the HIFIS Community Coordinator Program for Saskatchewan by the Government of Canada, we have been working hard to hire
HIFIS Update: National Support Material Available for HIFIS National Support Material Available for HIFIS    There are a number of user guides provided with the HIFIS software that define all the fields and also provide instructions on how to perform a task in HIFIS. To access these user guides, log into HIFIS and click the Help menu located
Regina to put Housing First in strategyRegina to put Housing First in strategy Natascia Lypny (Leader Post) - April 25, 2014   Regina is signing on to the federal government's Housing First strategy in an attempt to better understand the city's homelessness problem and co-ordinate services to get more people off the street.   The approach encourages providing
A Safe and Decent Place to Live: Towards a Housing First Framework for YouthA Safe and Decent Place to Live: Towards a Housing First Framework for Youth via the homeless hub (homelesshub.ca/housingfirstyouth)   Across North America and elsewhere in the world, Housing First is recognized as an effective and humane approach to addressing homelessness. The need for a consideration of how Housing First works for young people (aged
'Housing First' approach may put homeless youth last: report'Housing First' approach may put homeless youth last: report Lee-Ann Goodman (Canadian Press), April 22, 2014   A new report says the success of so-called Housing First programs could have a limited effect on young Canadians living on the streets.   The report warns against what it calls the Housing First Jr. approach, saying youth homelessness
National At Home/Chez Soi Final ReportNational At Home/Chez Soi Final Report
City greenlights laneway suite pilot projectCity greenlights laneway suite pilot project Natascia Lypny (Leader Post), March 29, 2014   Two laneway suite developers will be used as guinea pigs to test whether the above-garage dwellings might find a home in Regina's tight housing market. "We're trying to respond to the needs of more housing, more affordable housing, and more
Housing First's Sam Tsemberis Meets in ReginaHousing First's Sam Tsemberis Meets in Regina Dagan Harding (Director Homelessness Initiatives, YMCA) March 21, 2014   Housing First co-founder Sam Tsemberis came to Regina on Feb 18th to build on the first round of community consultations and engage Regina's stakeholders in a discussion about Housing First. Hosted by the Rural &
Regina Homelessness Community Consultations Regina Homelessness Community Consultations Dagan Harding (Director Homelessness Initiatives, YMCA) March 13, 2014   Welcome to the Housing First Update for Regina, Sk. We have exciting news for you. First off, thank you very much for all your support and feedback. We are learning first hand that coordinating Housing First in
Charity event gives U of R students taste of homelessnessCharity event gives U of R students taste of homelessness Natascia Lypny (Leader Post) - March 10, 2014   REGINA — It’s impossible to replicate the struggle of homelessness, but local shelters say a University of Regina event that has put five students on the street for a week will be instrumental in raising awareness about this issue.
Regina to receive $5.5 million from Ottawa to battle homelessnessRegina to receive $5.5 million from Ottawa to battle homelessness Marco Vigliotti (Metro News) - March 9, 2014   Regina is slated to receive $5.5 million over the next five years from the federal government to tackle the city’s homelessness woes under the recently renewed Homelessness Partnering Strategy.   “We still have a very
Regina forum examines housingRegina forum examines housing Barb Pacholik (Leader Post) - March 8, 2014   REGINA — Feeling unsafe in her own home, a tenant has repeatedly called police about suspected offences by her neighbours — but can’t afford to move anywhere else.   With a long-standing drug problem coupled with mental

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