The housing first approach was pioneered by Homes First thirty years ago. Through experience and research we know that:
People need a home before they can begin to work on other issues. With a home people can build a future. They have a better chance of integrating into society. They are healthier. They rely less on social and health services.
We are here to provide a home first. We work with others to provide the supports people need to maintain their housing and rebuild their lives. We accept referrals from and draw on the knowledge and experience of other community service organizations to support our residents. These include:
Niagara Health Centre
Older Persons' Mental Health & Addictions Network of Ontario
Queen West Harm Reduction
A short video on Homes First produced by students at Bishop Marrocco Secondary School