Thursday, April 4, 2013

Friendship House receives Federal funding for Homeless support programs

“Funds from the Homelessness Partnering Strategy allow us to provide services that are not available in our community at this time,” ... “The great support we receive from the Government of Canada allows us to fill those gaps with our services.” -- Vince E. Sampare, Contract Manager for the Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert. 

Prince Rupert's Friendship House Association has received funding from the Federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy, providing for resources to  provide nutrition workshops, food hampers and make improvements to facilities at their Fraser Street location.

Details of the program and the funding provided for it were outlined in a press release that was issued on Thursday.

The Friendship House received over $70,000 from the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) to support the construction of a new kitchen, a shower and laundry facilities. The new kitchen will give local Aboriginal people increased access to nutritious food through workshops and a food hamper program.

The funding is part of an ongoing housing and homelessness program that the Federal Government has embarked on since September of 2008, with more than 1.9 billion dollars distributed to communities across Canada in the last five years.

You can learn more about that program and the Prince Rupert angle to it, from this press release

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