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Local Outreach Programs Are Getting Flush w/Provincial Investments

By Katie Nicholls Nov 25, 2022 | 10:55 AM

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Several Thunder Bay outreach programs are getting an influx of cash from the The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB).

In an effort to bolster assistance for these community organizations, the Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP) is investing thousands of dollars into which aims to prevent, reduce, and address homelessness.

Through HPP, TBDSSAB funds multiple homelessness prevention initiatives, including emergency shelters, housing supports, food security initiatives, and homelessness outreach.

Four organizations have received a combined total of $496,135 which will assist outreach initiatives through HPP, as well as through the provincially-funded Social Services Relief Fund.  

Elevate NWO, to fund a combination of outreach programs including a warming/cooling centre, operation of an outreach vehicle to transport individuals between shelters and other services, and continuation of current outreach to encampments.

Funding Source: HPP

Matawa First Nations Management, to conduct a mobile intake to connect individuals experiencing varying levels of homeless to appropriate services by providing assistance to complete intake forms, identify barriers to service and provide immediate needs assistance.

Funding Source: HPP

Norwest Community Health Centres, to fund the operation of the Care Bus from December 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023 – 7 days per week, 8 hours per day.

Funding Source: HPP

Lutheran Community Care Centre Thunder Bay, to continue work in partnership with Thunder Bay Police Services to conduct intake and support by assisting with referrals to community services and housing and offer resources as needed.

Funding source: SSRF

TOTAL $ 496,135




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