IFHI August 2013 Newsletter

CAPITAL REGION INTERFAITH HOUSING INITIATIVE
On the evening of August 22, over 600 people crowded into the hall at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Riverbend for a community meeting on a proposed 60 unit supportive housing development for formerly homeless people to be built in Terwillegar Towne.  The Province of Alberta and Homeward Trust are to provide funding for the 12.1 million dollar project. The land, adjoining Holy Trinity Anglican Church, is to be leased from the Anglican diocese. Jasper Place Health and Wellness Society will be the developer and operator of the project
For more information about the meeting, read Paula Simons’ column in the
Edmonton Journal.
Jasper Place Health and Wellness Centre’s housing development.
August 22, 2013
Terwillegar Community

FOYER PROJECT LAUNCH & PANEL PRESENTATION
Dr. Stpehen Gaetz, Director, Canadian Homelessness Research Network.
Youth Homelessness Event.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre (lower level)
9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
11:30 a.m. Media & Interviews

CAPITAL REGION INTERFAITH HOUSING INITIATIVE
USED CLOTHING NEEDED
Clothing is one of the busiest services offered by Homeless Connect station and this
coming October 4th, 2013, you can contribute at Homeward Trust and Bissell Centre
the drop off points for clothing items needed for men and women.
For more information, please view poster attached.
Homeward Trust Edmonton is recruiting volunteers to assist in the Fall 2013 Homeless
Connect initiative on Sunday, October 20th. The bi-annual Homeless Connect
initiative provides free appropriate services to people experiencing homelessness
and those at risk of becoming homeless, on one day and at one location.
Participation in this initiative offers volunteers an opportunity to be directly involved in connecting individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness with services that enhance their current situation.
If you are personable, energetic, and are interested in participating in this exciting opportunity, please contact Homeward Trust – Amy Krautt via email or phone – directly at 780.944.2979 or akrautt@homewardtrust.ca.

Volunteer applications must be received prior to Friday, October 11th. All new volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation session to adequately prepare for this project. Returning volunteers are also encouraged to attend.
Volunteers have the option of attending one of two orientation sessions. Sessions will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre on Saturday, October 19th from 10am – Noon and 1pm – 3pm.

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