An indigenous approach to HOMELESSNESS and Homelessness prevention
Persons with Indigenous heritage are more likely to be homeless than others, and regularly experience stigma, a feeling of being disconnected from their communities and heritage, and the results of inter-generational trauma from decades of negative residential school experiences. This makes returning to housing and life stability exceptionally difficult and requires a person-centered, culturally sensitive approach. FRIS’s Support Workers specializes in this approach.
FRIS operates a Housing support program for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This program emphasizes the importance of housing as a first need to meet, and provides a wealth of supports to promote long term stability and success after that.
In addition to our own clients, the program also provides support to other programs in the community who need help getting individuals with First Nations, Metis or Inuit heritage in touch with cultural supports and counselling.
To connect with this program contact our Aboriginal Support Workers:
Lizette: 604-458-0150 & Jim 604-458-0151
If you have a space to rent in the Ridge Meadows or Langley areas, FRIS’s Housing First program is a great way to find tenants. In addition to skipping the hassle of posting vacancies, landlords of the program also benefit from having dedicated support for them and their tenants to ensure their rent is paid on time, and the unit is kept safe and in good condition.
Contact our Support Workers for more information on how you can help give back to the community and rent your space at the same time.