Community Connection Services

At Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society, we are constantly striving to bridge the gap between services, foster new relationships and continue to build upon existing ones, and honour healthy agreements. Trust, empowerment, safety, and respect are at the forefront of all we do.

We are working to break down the silos not only between various stages of housing but also between supports. By focusing on working more collaboratively, we can bring together our resources and expertise to more effectively support the members of our community in meeting their needs as well as personal goals. This may include but not limited to referring clients to life skills development opportunities, supports to improve social integration, connecting clients to income supports, re-connecting clients to their home reservations/communities/families (when appropriate), housing loss prevention, base or urgent needs services, detox facilities, transitional houses, drug and alcohol counselling, educational opportunities, pre-employment services, housing placements, and cultural events and activities.

Our Aboriginal Community Connections Worker is a 20-month contract position that will help us to collect data, coordinate and collaborate with service providers, stakeholders and key members of the community, as well as do outreach and be our first point of contact for those in the community who are chronically and episodically homeless, or at-risk of homelessness.

progress

By creating a comprehensive resource manual, fostering and building relationships, identifying barriers and working closely with service providers, we hope to better be able to support those in our community more effectively, appropriately and sustainably by not merely duplicating existing services.