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Volunteers needed to help families at risk of homelesness

Between 2014 and 2017, the number of homeless families in Ottawa increased by 171%. Their average stay in emergency shelters increased from 105 to 123 days. Emergency sheltering is a significant cost to the city and isn’t a viable solution to family homelessness.

Come help us change the story for families facing homelessness in our community! The VCA is a proud partner in the Vanier-Overbrook Family Homelessness Solutions Lab, a CMHC-funded research project, which hopes to reduce the flow into shelter by: preventing evictions for those precariously housed;  rehousing evicted families rapidly without recourse to shelter; and finding housing quickly for  newcomers to Ottawa requiring housing for their families.

E-mail allanmartel@allanmartelconsulting.com or contact us for more information.

The Family HomelessnessLab