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[Are you homeless? Working with someone who is? We can help] Safe ‘n Sound 1. By providing emergency overnight Homelessness Initiative Safe’n Sound shelter and connecting you with P.0. Box 162 Homelessness services after a night rest. Owen Sound 2. Offer support and advocacy and N4K 5P3 Initiative referral [What else should I know?] The Space (310 8th St. E.) ≈ We are always looking for passionate 519-470-SAFE (7233) volunteers Emergency Housing and Safe ‘n Sound Support: 519-470-2222 Homelessness Initiative We are very appreciative of all provides safe emergency donations of any size H shelter and support for Our Email If you have any questions about homeless people, in email@example.com homelessness in your community or partnership with would like to find out more about how community services, and Our Website you can help – please call public education and Courtesy of Bruce Telecom advocacy for homeless Safe’n Sound Homelessness Initiative www.safensoundgreybruce.com prevention Office: (519) 470-SAFE (7233) Our Funders Emergency Housing and Support Ontario Trillium Foundation (519) 470-2222 Homelessness Partnering Safe‘n Sound is a not for profit charitable Strategy (HPI) community based organization, committed to 4:30-10pm 7 days a week County of Grey ending Homelessness in Owen Sound - Grey-Bruce The Hidden Homeless [Did you know?] [What are we doing about it?] Organizations that work with vulnerable Safe 'n Sounds trained volunteers 1. Every community in Canada has people in Grey Bruce frequently refer to operate our emergency phone line (519- homeless people, even if you don't see them on the street. the “hidden” homeless who are “couch 470-2222) 7 days a week - after hours 2. Most homeless people don't live on surfing” or staying temporarily with and on weekend evenings between 4:30 the street. More than 80% of friends or family. and 10pm when all other services are Canada's homeless are improperly housed or on the verge of eviction. Our incomes levels are below the average closed. 3. About one-in-seven users of for the province of Ontario shelters across Canada is a child. Safe 'n Sound provides emergency 4. As women generally earn less than Our educational levels are below average shelter in motels, including transportation men, women are more vulnerable and breakfast up to four nights. for the province of Ontario to becoming homeless. 5. Newcomers to the rental housing We have 5400 vulnerable households who We operate The Space -310 8th market, especially young people, immigrants and refugees, are are at risk of homelessness because they St. East Owen Sound - providing basic often required to rent housing are living on social assistance - Ontario needs to the at risk of homelessness and that they cannot afford. They are Works and ODSP the homeless, including support, referral, often one paycheck away from advocacy and outreach. eviction. Approximately 5-20 homeless persons on 6. Many seniors face eviction due to We work to Provide Public Education any given night in Owen Sound fixed incomes and increased rents and Awareness of homelessness in our and taxes. There is no emergency shelter facility in community 7. Our young people also make up the hidden homeless - many are Grey or Bruce at this time, other than fleeing abusive situations. shelters for women fleeing abuse. [Our Community Partners] 8. The working poor, often single parents with young children, end Y-housing and support up living in crowded housing as To obtain a copy of The Report on Homelessness in they are unable to afford a decent Grey Bruce – July 2008 - please call 519-470-2222 or Grey Bruce Community Legal Clinic place to live view it at the Owen Sound Public Library or on our 9. The hidden homeless are at risk website Canadian Mental Health Association of long-term physical and emotional harm. The longer anyone County of Grey remains homeless, the greater the social and economic costs. 10. As a society we all pay for the tragedy of homelessness.
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