Indigenous Hope Homes

Housing, Culture and Connections for Indigenous Youth.

About Indigenous Hope Homes

The Indigenous Hope Homes program provides safe and stable housing options and individualized supports for youth, 16-24 years old, who are Indigenous and experiencing homeless or are at risk of homelessness.

Indigenous Hope Homes uses Housing First, Harm Reduction and Trauma Informed Practice models of care and integrates a holistic Indigenous worldview.

To learn more about how Indigenous Homelessness is defined, click here.

Indigenous Hope Homes works with youth to:

  • Explore housing options including independent living, shared accommodation, supportive roommates, and community housing
  • Incorporates cultural learning and spiritual engagement through traditional ceremony and cultural activity with community-based life skills
  • Work towards their educational and employment goals
  • Increase connection and natural supports through ceremony, community and traditional activities
  • Access Indigenous resources and services

Indigenous Hope Homes – Rapid Re-Housing Model

The Rapid Re-Housing is a short-term housing (3-6 months) program for youth aged 16-24 who are experiencing episodic or transitional homelessness, for example living in a shelter or couch surfing at friends.

In addition to short term housing, we help youth strengthen their connections with family, friends and community and provide them with case management support.

Indigenous Hope Homes is funded by Calgary Homeless Foundation.

How to Get in the Program

  • To determine eligibility for this program, a youth must complete an assessment through the Safe Communities Opportunity and Resource Centre (SORCe). SORCe is located on the north side of the City Hall C-Train platform at 316 7 Ave S.E. and is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm.
  • For additional information about the Hope Homes and Rapid Rehousing program please contact: hopehomes@mcmancalgary.ca

Resources

Resources:

  • Metis Housing
  • Treaty 7 Urban Indian Housing Authority
  • Indigenous and Norther Affairs
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