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Living Rock has been funded to provide housing supports since 2001 and now has two full time Youth Housing Support Workers. In April 2015, Living Rock received funding for a Homelessness Prevention Case Manager (HPCM) and an Intensive Community Case Manager (ICCM). In 2009, Living Rock joined their efforts with Street Youth Planning Collaborative and Catholic Children’s Aid Society with coordination support from the Social Planning Research Council (SPRC), to create the Youth Housing Support Project (YHSP). Through the YHSP, Living Rock works in collaboration with Wesley Urban Ministries, Good Shepherd and the Catholic Children’s Aid Society.

 

Supports offered by the Youth Housing Support Workers:

Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program navigation

Advocacy and mediation with landlords

Support through the Landlord and Tenant Board, following the Residential Tenancy Act

Referrals to community agencies, including but not limited to; addiction services, mental health,

  transitional living, employment services, and educational support

Provide bus tickets for housing related appointments

Attend apartment viewings with youth

 

 

“Thank you again for all of your help and support. You were honestly the first person I had talked to about my situation that I felt understood what I wanted and needed help with, and wasn't trying to get me back home.  (I know now that I've decided to go home it may seem odd that I'm glad you didn't try to get me to, but I really needed someone to believe me that I knew what was best for me and was willing to fully support me in that). So again, I just wanted to say thank you so much” - Youth

 

Homelessness Partnership Strategy

MON, WED, THURS, FRI :8:00AM - 4:30PM

TUESDAY: 4:30 - 8:00PM

LIVING ROCK MINISTRIES

30 WILSON STREET

HAMILTON, ONT  L8R 1C5

905-528-ROCK (7625)

CHARITY #88345 8812 RR0001

                    2015 Statistics

 

1,834      Total number of youth visits

806         Number of INDIVIDUAL female youth

1,040      Number of INDIVIDUAL male youth