All orders of government are now working to end chronic homelessness across Canada. The Province has set a goal of ending chronic homeless in Ontario by 2025. Here in Waterloo Region, HHUG in partnership with Wellbeing Waterloo Region (WWR) is launching ALL IN 2020. The goal of this campaign is to mobilize the community so that together we will end chronic homelessness in Waterloo Region by November 2020.This will make us one of the first communities in Canada to achieve this goal. In order to reach this goal by 2020, we need everyone in Waterloo Region to support our campaign.
People experiencing chronic homelessness have been homeless the longest and have the most complex needs. By focusing on this group we will save lives and improve the well being of the community. Many others in the community will continue to experience shorter term homelessness and housing affordability problems. There will still be a need for all of the services in the housing stability system including street outreach, emergency shelters, community housing and supportive housing. Ending chronic homelessness is the first step in ending all homelessness.
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