Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) Housing Grants 2019
We are pleased to announce that two successful applicants have been chosen to receive $7500 each for their respective programs helping the homeless community in Abbotsford.
The recipients are:
This funding is for a new Living 4 change program that assists individuals who are/were homeless and are now receiving wrap around supports. Participants will be connected to an employer/business for approximately two 2-hour shifts per week for teaching, mentoring and maybe provide a longer term job opportunity. The participant will learn new skills, make healthy connections in the community and ultimately attain economic and social inclusion. After 3 months the employer will take over the payroll.
Dedicated staff time specifically for placing homeless clients with multiple barriers into housing including a preparing to be housed peer training component. This training involves a variety of topics and prepares the person to be housed by ensuring they have adequate ID, financial resources, appearances and understand what is expected of them when they live inside. This helps them to ready to secure housing as many do not understand the responsibilities of being housed.
ACF Housing Grants: 2017
We are pleased to announce that two successful applicants have been chosen to receive $9000 each in support of their programs helping the homeless in Abbotsford.
Raven’s Moon received support for their Home-to-stay Program and Positive Living Fraser Valley Society received support for their Homeless Outreach Prevention Program. Raven’s Moon expects to permanently house 36 individuals this year with this program. Positive Living FV Society’s program will prepare placement of homeless individuals with multiple barriers into housing with a peer training program to assist in the transition.
Please contact Wendy Neufeld, Executive Director at 604-309-9274 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.