Have you been wondering how many people have been provided with essential furnishings in November through the Housing First program? Well, we have some exciting news to share with you! In this post, we will be announcing the latest numbers and highlighting the impact that this program has had on individuals and families in our community.
What is Housing First?
Before we dive into the numbers, let's take a moment to understand what Housing First is all about. Housing First is a program that aims to provide stable and permanent housing for individuals experiencing homelessness. It operates on the belief that everyone deserves a safe and secure place to call home.
Why Furnishings Matter
While providing housing is a crucial step, it is equally important to ensure that these homes are furnished and equipped with the essentials. Furnishings play a significant role in creating a comfortable and dignified living environment for individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness.
The Impact of Housing First Furnishings
Now, let's get to the numbers! In the month of November, Find was able to furnish 133 homes for participants in the Housing First program with community donations, supporting 220 people in the housing first program. These furnishings include beds, sofas, tables, chairs, tv stands, dressers, and other essential items.
The impact of these furnishings goes beyond just providing physical comfort. They have helped create a sense of belonging and stability for those who have been previously living on the streets or in temporary shelters. Having a furnished home allows individuals and families to focus on their new journey.
How You Can Help
While we are proud of the progress we have made, there is still much work to be done. If you are passionate about supporting individuals experiencing homelessness and want to make a difference, there are several ways you can help:
1. Donate: Consider donating furniture, household items, or funds to support the Housing First program. Your contribution can make a significant impact on someone's life.
2. Shop: every purchase made through the Find Retail + Donation Centre and the Find Online Boutique benefits those transitioning out of homelessness through the Housing First program.
3. Spread the Word: Help us raise awareness about the Housing First program and the importance of furnishing homes for those in need. Share this blog post or our social media updates with your friends, family, and colleagues.
The Housing First program has made tremendous strides in providing stable housing and essential furnishings to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. By announcing these numbers to the community, we hope to inspire more people to get involved and support this important cause. Together, we can create a community where everyone has a place to call HOME.
Models: Jasper & Abiyo, Retail Associates
Artwork: Andrew, Operations Manager