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Homelessness Partnering Strategy of Regina Launches Housing First Pilot Project  

 

The YMCA of Regina, Community Entity for the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, is pleased to announce that Regina’s HPS Community Advisory Board has selected Phoenix Residential Society as our partner organization to run Regina’s first Housing First pilot project.

 

"Phoenix is an excellent organization that works closely with those who are homeless and dealing with mental health issues." said Pamela Reimer, Director of Homelessness Partnering and Housing First Initiatives. "With the help and support of so many community minded partners, the launch of this pilot project as a crutial step in the path towards ending homelessness in Regina."

 

The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to 61 designated communities and to organizations that address Aboriginal homelessness across Canada. The YMCA of Regina is the Community Entity responsible for handling funds for Regina and Rural & Remote homelessness. For the City of Regina Designated & Aboriginal funding, approximately $1,000,000 in funding was available, with 40% designated towards a Housing First pilot project.

 

“We are dedicated to helping those individuals who are most in need to obtain stable housing and provide services that will improve their overall quality of life as we work towards ending homelessness in our city,” said Kendra Giles, HOMES Housing First Supervisor.

 

Regina's Housing First in the Media:

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/reginas-housing-first-strategy-forging-ahead

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/ymca-housing-advocates-continues-to-push-city-of-regina-for-housing-first

http://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/regina-counting-homeless-again-in-2016-as-housing-first-strategy-pushes-ahead

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/reginas-housing-first-strategy-unveiled

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-introduces-housing-first-1.3402981

http://cjme.com/article/415907/regina-ymca-hopes-see-housing-first-put-action

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-introduces-housing-first-1.3402981

http://globalnews.ca/news/2450294/regina-ymca-to-introduce-homelessness-reduction-strategy/

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/regina-mayor-housing-advocates-react-to-anti-poverty-strategy

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/phoenix-residential-to-run-reginas-housing-first-pilot

https://www.facebook.com/GlobalReginaNews/videos/10154353952666091/

http://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=787663&binId=1.1165847&playlistPageNum=1

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/housing-first-has-many-challenges-to-overcome-in-regina

Training Opportunities

Housing First Training Opportunities:

 

Housing First 101 

Date: Friday May 27th, 2016

Time: 9am to 12pm

Presenters: Wally Czech, CAEH, and Sam Tsemberis, Pathways To Housing

Where: YMCA of Regina Downtown, 2400 13th Ave, Gym
Who if this for: Anyone and Everyone
 

SPDAT and VI-SPDAT training 
Date: Monday May 30th, 2016
Time: 9am to 5pm
Presenters: Jeff Standell, OrgCode Consulting
Where: United Way of Regina, 1440 Scarth St, Community Room 1
Who if this for: Who if this for: Frontline workers from agencies who will be referring clients to Housing First (max 5 per agency)
 

Creating a Coordinated Access and Entry System
Date: Tuesday May 31st, 2016
Time: 9am to 5pm
Presenters: Jeff Standell, OrgCode Consulting
Where: YMCA of Regina Downtown, 2400 13th Ave, Room 306/7
Who if this for: Who if this for: Frontline workers from agencies who will be referring clients to Housing First (max 3 per agency)
 

Getting the Most from your Coordinated Access and Entry System
Date: Wednesday June 1st, 2016
Time: 9am to 5pm
Presenters: Jeff Standell, OrgCode Consulting
Where: YMCA of Regina Downtown, 2400 13th Ave, Room 306/7
Who if this for: Who if this for: Frontline workers from agencies who will be referring clients to Housing First (max 3 per agency)
 

To Register for any or all of these events, please visit our Eventbrite page at the following Address:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ reginas-housing-first-launch- training-tickets-19691406527