Our mission is to give hope.
Housing First ends homelessness
Housing First provides care and support
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Let’s build a better Brandon together.
BRANDON Housing First is represented by
many community stakeholders in Brandon:
- Addictions Foundation of MB
- Brandon Friendship Centre
- Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation
- Brandon Police Service
- Brandon University
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- Child & Family Services of Western MB
- City of Brandon
- Faith Organizations
- Mobilizing Local Communities
- Poverty Committee
- Prairie Mountain Health
- Salvation Army
- Samaritan House
- Westman Youth for Christ
BRANDON Housing First is proudly coordinated
by the Southwest Manitoba Metis Federation.
T oo often, homelessness has been left as a problem to be managed - with shelters, drop-in centres and other emergency supports that have been overwhelmed by the challenges of supporting people through limited resources and partnerships. Homeless people seemed caught. They had to navigate insurmountable barriers to be prepared for, or transitioned into, housing. They needed to deal with mental health problems, tackle addiction issues and find a job first.
T he Housing First philosophy turns that approach up side down. The first step is to find a homeless person their own permanent home. The next step is to ensure they have the supports needed to be successful in that home.
H ousing First makes sense, because the best place to tackle the underlying issues that lead to homelessness is in safe, secure housing – not on the streets.