The Outreach & Support Services Initiative (OSSI) is a Provincial program through Alberta Human Services that provides municipalities and community based organizations with funding to assist homeless individuals to obtain housing and provide the support services and referrals required to maintain long-term housing stability through the Housing First approach.
Reaching Home (RH) is a Federal program formed to help governments and community based organizations partner to alleviate homelessness in Canadian communities through a Housing First approach. The RH encourages innovative and progressive partnerships to develop long-term local solutions to homelessness at the community level.
To this end, the City of Lethbridge and SHIA have come together to develop a long-term strategy to:
- make informed decisions that address and prevent homelessness
- prevent the challenges that face some of our most vulnerable citizens