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Everyone Should Have A Home
We believe that when a person has a safe and reliable place of their own, the rest of their life begins to stabilize. That’s why we provide homes for our community’s most vulnerable people.
And it’s working.
Through our Scattered Sites Program we’ve seen that when you give a home to a person who has spent years experiencing homelessness, while also giving them the supports they need to stay housed, their life changes. Taking care of their health, engaging positively in the community around them, getting a job, building relationships – all become possible when a person has a safe home to call their own.
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About the Scattered Sites Program
Through our Scattered Sites program, our Homelessness Services team works closely with community landlords in order to provide housing for those who otherwise would have none.
In the Scattered Sites program, CMHA Kelowna signs on as the leaseholder for the home for one year and then sublets that lease to house some of our most vulnerable individuals, while also providing them a case manager who helps them access the supports they need so they are able to maintain their housing.
98% of the 70 individuals we housed in 2019 through this program remain successfully housed.
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Did You Know?
On average, it costs approximately $17,700 annually to house someone in the Scattered Sites program.
A 2018 research study done by BC Housing found that for every dollar invested in CMHA Kelowna’s Scattered Sites program, nearly five dollars in social and economic value is created.
At CMHA Kelowna we are proud to play a significant role in the community to break the cycle of homelessness by finding homes for those who need it.
You can help. Donate today to help provide them with the supports they need so they can stay housed.
How You Can Help
- Contact the provincial government and let them know you would like to see more funding for the Scattered Sites program:
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
102 – 1108 Austin Avenue
Coquitlam, V3K 3P5
- Are you a landlord who would like more information on how to be a part of the Scattered Sites Program? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Make a donation to help provide individuals with the supports they need to stay housed.