What are we doing about it?
United Way Niagara supports programs, services and initiatives that help people acquire and maintain safe, secure, accessible, affordable and appropriate housing. We value investments in wraparound, housing first and supportive housing approaches that often bridge gaps from emergency shelters and precarious housing situations to permanent housing.
We invest in emergency adult and youth shelters that offer outreach programs and coordinated services that can assist in difficult personal challenges like addiction or mental health issues. Our vision for a stable life isn’t one where a person is in and out of the shelter system for the majority of their lives. Wraparound, housing first approaches mean individuals and families will have the tools to maintain their living situation and stabilize their lives.
In addition to our investments, our Welcome Home Kits assist families transitioning from shelter to permanent housing with household essentials to ease the financial burden.