The NeedOften the first step in helping a family in crisis is finding them a safe place to live and personal support - someone to lean on.
Homelessness is a serious problem in our communities. Research shows that families constitute a large and growing percentage of our homeless population, especially in rural areas. Abuse, underemployment, serious illness and social isolation can often put a family in crisis with no place to go. Home Horizon helps these vulnerable people re-establish their lives through our program of transitional housing and personal counselling.
Temporary HousingIn our program, clients are provided temporary housing for up to one year. Within their means, clients contribute to the cost of Home Horizon services - and commit to participate in counselling and development programs specifically designed to meet their individual needs. Qualified counsellors work closely with them to develop realistic objectives in areas where they may be experiencing difficulty.
Innovative ModelHome Horizon rents modest housing units in well-maintained neighbourhoods, with good access to schools, shopping, health care and community services. Each unit is well equipped, comfortably furnished and maintained by local churches.
This very economical model for providing our services has been highly commended by both government and social service agencies.