Did you know that November is Housing Month?
A home is so much more than just a roof overhead. Home provides stability, supports families, builds communities, encourages personal growth and improves lives. A safe, secure home is the foundation for someone to build a better life and facilitate safe and vibrant communities.
This month there are a lot of great learning opportunities to take part in with Homeward Trust Edmonton and a lot of a our amazing Housing First partners!
How can you participate?
Reach out: Reach out to elected officials from every order of government and let them know that housing and ending homelessness are very important issues to you and that you are paying attention to their actions to address them.
Donate & Volunteer: Help local organizations working on the frontlines to end homelessness and provide safe—affordable housing. Consider contacting local community organizations to donate needed items, volunteer your time or make a financial donation. Some of the community organizations always in need of support as they support are Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, Bissell Centre, Boyle Street Community Services, Edmonton's Food Bank, Edmonton John Howard Society, e4c, Find, The George Spady Society, Hope Mission, Jasper Place Wellness Centre, The Mustard Seed and YESS .
Attend events: Head to www.housingmonth.ca for a full month of events planned.
Join the Conversation: The need for housing and action on ending homelessness doesn’t end when housing month is over. Raise your voice, share your opinions, and help keep the conversation going on social media. Remember to use #YegHousingMonth and #TogetherWeCanEndHomelessness when posting to social media.
Our work involves understanding, planning, and implementing workable solutions towards ending homelessness.
Housing helps end homelessness. We can do this together.