National Case Study Highlights Cool Aid
June 12, 2013 – The Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN), supported by the Homelessness Partnering Secretariat, has developed a framework to identify and share promising practices to support communities in the development of effective solutions to preventing and reducing homelessness. The Victoria Cool Aid Society’s holistic approach to providing housing and support services geared for specific needs is highlighted in a new case study released today.
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Description:The Victoria Cool Aid Society aims to end homelessness by working in partnership with others to develop community-based solutions. The organization operates a diverse range of social and health services for those in the community who are most vulnerable, through a wide range of programs including supported housing, community health and dental services, emergency shelter, mental health and employment services, and a community centre. Cool Aid works with adults who are homeless or at risk and provides assistance to over 10,000 individuals every year.
Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN) has developed a framework to identify and share promising practices in order to support communities in the development of effective programmatic solutions to homelessness in Canada. This case study is part of the promising practice framework “What Works and for Whom?”. You can access the framework and the other case studies here.