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St. Andrew’s Guelph Growing Its Legacy of Community Support

A $600,000 cash donation starts a major gift push for The Home for Good Campaign Guelph ON – The congregation from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Guelph is showing their commitment to being in service to others by making a $600,000 leadership gift to the recently launched Home For Good Campaign. “As individuals and as a… Read Full Article »

St. Andrew’s $600,000 leadership gift reflects commitment to service, and tackling homelessness in Guelph-Wellington

When one door closes, another opens. This is how many of the parishioners at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Guelph talk about their recent leadership gift to the Home for Good campaign. 

Home for Good Campaign Working Toward Solving Homelessness

$5 Million Capital campaign for Permanent Supportive Housing projects has raised over 80% of $24.3M goal May 12, 2022 | Guelph ON | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Guelph and Wellington County are recognized as national leaders for creating solutions around homelessness. A new capital campaign launching today – already 80 per cent funded — is… Read Full Article »

Permanent Supportive Housing is a Proven Solution

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is an evidenced-based and cost-effective solution for people who are chronically homeless and/or highly vulnerable because of long-term disabilities such as mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, substance use disorders, and chronic health conditions.

PSH can be further understood by considering each component:

Permanent – Leases are held by tenants without limits on length of stay (PSH is not intended to be transitional or temporary).

Supportive – PSH links rental financial assistance with access to individualized, flexible and voluntary supports to address needs and maintain housing stability. Supports are typically provided by on-site staff and can be accessed 24 hours / 7 days a week.

Housing – PSH usually includes independent units, so people have their own private space, with common spaces that are in one home or building, or in a scattered-site arrangement in which tenants who receive support services live through out the community in housing that can be agency-owned or privately owned.