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Community Services

​​​​​​We are committed to:

  • addressing poverty and homelessness issues in Simcoe County;
  • achieving more seamless and integrated services for individuals, youth and families being impacted by poverty and homelessness through strong community partnerships​

Homelessness Prevention

Through community partnerships and service provider contracts, the County of Simcoe has been able to achieve a more seamless and integrated service for individuals, youth, and families being impacted by homelessness in Simcoe County. Partnership initiatives continuously address the following core service delivery element:

  • To move people from the street into emergency shelters
  • To move people from emergency shelters into permanent accommodations
  • To prevent homelessness by helping people who are at risk of losing permanent housing

Learn more about the resources available on homelessness in Simcoe County

 

 

Homelessness SystemHomelessness System<p>​​​​Since onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the County of Simcoe's Social and Community Services team, along with agency partners, have embraced innovative opportunities to provide enhanced support to those experiencing homelessness across the region.​<br><br></p><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-2 ms-rteFontSize-4">Implementation of the Emergency Homeless Motel Shelter Model</strong></p><p>In mid-March 2020, the County authorized funding to support Homeless Shelter Service Providers in relocating and housing their respective occupants within motels located across the region. Of the seven Homeless Shelters, six adopted the Motel Model, while one was able to meet COVID related health protocols within its existing home shelter location.</p><p><strong>Homeless Shelter Service Providers</strong> <br></p><table cellspacing="0" class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:74%;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:50%;">​David Busby Street Centre<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:50%;">​Barrie<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​David Busby Street Centre<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Collingwood and Area<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Elizabeth Fry Society<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Barrie<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​The Guesthouse<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Midland/North Simcoe<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​The Lighthouse<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Orillia and Area<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Salvation Army<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Barrie<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Youth Haven<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Barrie<br></td></tr></tbody></table><br>With additional thanks to:<p></p><ul><li>Community Connections Collingwood who initially implemented Collingwood Out of the Cold until transferring operations to David Busby in the fall of 2020.</li><li>Alliston Out of the Cold who implemented and provided shelter services until May, 2021.</li></ul><p>In addition to the cost of the actual motel rooms, funding supports the following:</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><ul><li>24/7 onsite staffing and security</li><li>Deep cleaning</li><li>Personal protective equipment (PPE)</li><li>Meals</li><li>Mental health and addiction supports</li><li>Temporary pandemic pay </li></ul></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><ul><li>Wage enhancement</li><li>Increased street outreach</li><li>Training and workshops for shelter staff</li><li>Installation of Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AED) units at all locations</li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>The </em><em>use of the Emergency Motel Shelter Model has been broadly cited by Public Health as best practice in ensuring both physical distancing and isolation of individuals as required. ​</em></p><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-2 ms-rteFontSize-4">Stats:</strong></p><p>March 1, 2020 to March 14, 2021 </p><ul><li><span style="font-size:1em;">1,559 unique individuals were served through the homeless shelter system</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;">Within the shelter system, an average of 204 individuals have been served each day, with levels increasing  to approximately 230, each day, during the winter months</span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;"></span>More than 650 shelters residents have been assisted in obtaining permanent housing</li></ul><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-2 ms-rteFontSize-3">Persons experiencing homelessness and wishing to access a shelter program may call one of the shelter providers or contact 211 for support and assistance.</strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-2 ms-rteFontSize-4">Collaboration is key</strong></p><p>At the onset of the pandemic, the County and community partners adopted a collaborative approach intended to fill the gaps left when many social and/or health services were forced to suspend in-person support to vulnerable populations. Partners and services continue to include:</p><ul><li>County of Simcoe Paramedic Services provide weekly health and wellness checks which lead to overall improved health of individuals and reduced hospital visits</li><li>Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit deliver weekly updates at County-led shelter check-in meetings and provides Infection Prevention Resources and Control Assessments</li><li>Canadian Mental Health Association continues to assist with onsite mental health supports, staffing, harm reduction and addiction counsellors </li><li>Homelessness Shelter providers work closely with housing resource service agencies including Empower Simcoe, CONTACT, and BRAWC in developing housing plans intended to move residents towards permanent housing.   </li></ul><p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-2 ms-rteFontSize-4">​<strong>Community Services COVID Funding: 2020-2021</strong></span></p><p>As the Municipal Service Manager for the region, the County leveraged enhanced funding from both the Federal and Provincial Governments to assist local service providers in addressing the needs of those experiencing homelessness, while also providing additional poverty reduction supports to agencies assisting those living in low-income households.</p><ul><li>Federal Reaching Home Program - $3.46 million</li><li>Provincial Government's Social Services Relief Funding - $7.7 million.</li><li>Provincial Mental Health and Addiction Funding - $124,596 </li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-2 ms-rteFontSize-4">​Investments</strong></p><p>Funding was primarily used to support the Motel Shelter Model with additional investments in:</p><ul><li>Enhanced Street Out-Reach to support those living outdoors, and to encourage movement of individuals to shelter locations with related services</li><li>Regional food banks to help low income households meet basic needs</li><li>Housing Retention Fund to support individuals requiring assistance to retain housing and/or acquire accommodations (i.e. mortgage/rental arrears; utility arrears. etc.)<br></li><li>S<span style="font-size:1em;">upportive and Transitional Housing programs to assist with costs of deep cleaning, PPE and additional safety supplies</span></li></ul><div style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-2 ms-rteFontSize-3">Should you have any questions regarding homelessness supports and services in Simcoe County, please contact Lora D'Ambrosio at lora.dambrosio@simcoe.ca​</strong></div><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-2 ms-rteFontSize-3"></strong></p><p><br></p>
Social and Community Investment Fund (SCIF)Social and Community Investment Fund (SCIF)<p>​​​​​​​​​​The <span lang="EN-US" style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans";">County of Simcoe provides a <strong><span style="font-family:"droid sans";">Social and Community Investment Fund (SCIF)</span></strong> to help local organizations develop community-based initiatives that address poverty. SCIF is intended to provide opportunities for individuals and households living with low-income through community programs.</span></p><p> <span lang="EN-US" style="color:#444444;font-family:"droid sans";">The goals of the SCIF program are:</span></p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>To support projects that address services and resources for individuals and households living with low-income, and<br></li><li>To address 2021 SCIF theme pressures identified in the social service sector.<strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">​  </strong></li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;">For 2021, funding will be focused on the following priority areas (themes): transportation, food security, immigrant settlement services, vulnerable families, and basic needs. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong>The 2021 SCIF Call for Applications is now closed!​</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="color:#cc3300;"><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF/2021%20SCIF%20Application%20Form%20Final.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" /><span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">​</span></span></a><span style="color:#cc3300;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF/2021%20SCIF%20Application%20Form%20Final.pdf" target="_blank">​2021 SCIF Application Form </a> </span></span></span><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF/2021%20SCIF%20Program%20Guidelines%20Final.pdf" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2021 SCIF ​Program Guidelines </a> <span style="font-size:1em;"><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF/2021%20SCIF%20FAQs%20-%20Aug%2013.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2021 SCI​F​ FAQs</a></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="font-size:1em;"><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:106%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:#cc3300;"><span style="color:#cc3300;"><span style="color:#cc3300;">2021 SCIF FAQs will be updated frequently with new questions and responses, please continue to review the document regularly</span></span></span><span style="color:#cc3300;">​.</span><br style="color:#cc3300;"></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="font-size:1em;"><span style="color:#cc3300;">​<br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="font-size:1em;"><span style="font-size:1em;text-align:justify;"></span><span style="font-size:1em;text-align:justify;">Learn more abou</span><span style="font-size:1em;text-align:justify;">t the </span><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF/Chart%202021%20for%20website.pdf" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;text-align:justify;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />SCIF Projects Awarded in 2021</a>​</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="font-size:1em;"></span><span style="font-size:1em;">Learn more abou</span><span style="font-size:1em;">t the </span> <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF/SCIF%20Projects%20Awarded%20in%202020.pdf" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;"> <img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />SCIF Projects Awarded in 2020</a><span style="font-size:1em;">, </span> <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF/SCIF%20Bulletin%202020%20V2.pdf" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;"> <img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />SCIF Bulletin 2020</a><br></p><p> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="line-height:106%;">Learn more about the <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF/SCIF%20Projects%20Awarded%20in%202019.pdf" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" /><span style="color:#0066ff;text-decoration:underline;">SCIF Projects Awarded in 2019</span></a><span style="color:#0066ff;">,</span> <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF%20Bulletin%202019.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" /><span style="color:#0066ff;text-decoration:underline;">SCIF Bulletin 2019</span></a><span style="color:#0066ff;"> </span></span></span></p><p> <span style="font-size:1em;">Learn more about the <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF/SCIF%20Projects%20Awarded%20in%202018.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />SCIF Projects Awarded in 2018</a>​, <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF/SCIF%20Bulletin%202018.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />SCIF Bulletin 2018</a></span></p><p> <span style="font-size:1em;">Learn more about the </span><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF/SCIF%20Projects%20Awarded%20in%202017_FINAL.PDF" target="_blank"><span><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />SCIF Projects Awarded in 201</span>7</a>,<span style="font-size:1em;"> </span><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF/SCIF%20Bulletin%202017_v2_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin-top:5px;margin-bottom:5px;" />SCIF Bulletin 2017</a><span style="font-size:1em;"> </span></p><p> <span style="font-size:1em;">Lear</span><span style="font-size:1em;">n </span><span style="font-size:1em;">mo</span><span style="font-size:1em;">re about the ​​​</span><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF%20Bulletin%202016%20v3.pdf" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />SCIF Bulletin 2016</a><span style="font-size:1em;">  </span></p><p> <span style="font-size:1em;">Learn more about the </span><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Community%20Services%20Documents/2015%20SCIF%20Allocations.pdf" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />SCIF Projects Awarded in 2015</a>​<br></p><p> <span style="font-size:1em;">Learn more about the </span><a title="Hyperlink to the SCIF Projects Awarded in 2014" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Community%20Services%20Documents/2014%20SCIF%20Allocations%20-%20update.pdf" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />SCIF Projects Awarded in 2014</a></p><p> <span style="font-size:1em;">Learn more about the </span><a title="Hyperlink to the SCIF Projects Awarded in 2013" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Community%20Services%20Documents/SCIF%202013%20Awards.pdf" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />SCIF Projects Awarded in 2013</a></p><p> <span style="font-size:1em;">Learn more about the </span><a title="Hyperlink to the SCIF Projects Awarded in 2012" href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Community%20Services%20Documents/SCIF%202012%20Project%20Awards.pdf" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />SCIF Projects Awarded in 2012</a></p><p> <strong>For further information please contact</strong></p><p>Michelle Henderson <a href="mailto:Michelle.Henderson@simcoe.ca">Michelle.Henderson@​simcoe.ca​</a>  at 705-722-3132 or 905-729-4514 Ext.1039<br></p>
Emergency Shelter ServicesEmergency Shelter Services<p>Emergency shelters provide lodging and personal needs to people experiencing homelesness on a short term basis. Emergency shelter services are used by individuals in crisis, needing temporary housing and support. Residents of an emergency shelter may or may not be recipients of social assistance. Residents of an emergency shelter may be eligible to receive such benefits as a personal needs allowance, drug card and other support services while residing in the shelter.  Learn more about the <a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/Community%20Services%20Documents/Emergency-Shelter-Standards-Simcoe-Revised-2006.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />County of Simcoe's Emergency Shelter Standards</a>.</p><h3>Emergency Shelter Service Providers</h3><p>The Social Services Department of the County of Simcoe provides per diem funding for emergency shelter beds, including access to basic needs, in the following facilities:</p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span><a title="Hyperlink to Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County Website" href="http://elizabethfrysociety.com/" target="_blank">Elizabeth Fry Society</a> serving women, located in the City of Barrie</strong><br>102 Maple Avenue<br>Barrie, Ontario<br>L4N1S4<br>Phone: 705-725-0613</p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a title="Hyperlink to the Lighthouse Christian Ministries Website" href="http://www.orillialighthouse.ca/" target="_blank">Lighthouse Christian Ministries</a></span> serving males, located in the City of Orillia</strong><br>48 Peter Street, South<br>Orillia, Ontario<br>L3V 5B1<br>Phone: 705-329-2424</p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a title="Hyperlink to Salvation Army Website" href="http://www.salvationarmy.ca/" target="_blank">Salvation Army</a></span> serving males, located in the City of Barrie</strong><br>16 Bayfield Street<br>P.O. Box 38<br>Barrie, Ontario<br>L4M 4S9<br>Phone: 705-728-3737</p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a title="Hyperlink to Rosewood Shelter Website" href="http://www.huroniatransitionhomes.ca/" target="_blank">La Maison Rosewood Shelter</a></span> serving women and children, located in the Town of Midland</strong><br>582 Hugel Avenue<br>Midland, Ontario<br>L4R 4K6<br>Crisis Phone: 705-526-4211</p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a title="Hyperlink to Youth Haven Barrie Website" href="http://www.youthhavenbarrie.com/" target="_blank">Youth Haven</a></span> serving male and female youth, located in the City of Barrie</strong><br>20-22 Wellington Street East<br>Barrie, Ontario<br>L4M 2B8<br>Phone: 705-739-7616 or 705-739-9930</p>
Domiciliary Care ServicesDomiciliary Care Services<p>The County of Simcoe Domiciliary Care Services are designed to provide permanent housing for vulnerable at risk individuals who are economically disadvantaged and who have significant health problems that require support for activities of daily living. County of Simcoe contracted Domiciliary Care Service Providers are located throughout Simcoe County.  ​<br></p>
Housing Retention Fund ProgramHousing Retention Fund Program<p style="text-align:left;">​<a></a>​​​​For information about this program and how to apply, please click the link below.<br></p><p style="text-align:left;">​​<a href="/OntarioWorks/Pages/housing.aspx">House Retention Program</a>​<br></p><p style="text-align:left;"><br></p><p style="text-align:left;">​<br></p>
Simcoe County Alliance To End Homelessness (SCATEH)Simcoe County Alliance To End Homelessness (SCATEH)<p>The Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness (SCATEH) is a coalition of over 70 community stakeholders and front line workers who are committed to developing and implementing strategies that will eliminate homelessness. The Alliance serves as a forum to understand, plan and co-ordinate activities that raise awareness of the complex issues surrounding homelessness and to create solutions.</p><p>Learn more on the <a href="http://scateh.com/" target="_blank">Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness website</a>.<br></p>
Simcoe County HIFISSimcoe County HIFIS<div><p><span lang="EN-US">​​​​​​​​​​​HIFIS (Homeless Individual</span><span lang="EN-US">s and Families</span><span lang="EN-US"> Information System) is a voluntary information system provided by the Government of Canada’s Employment and Social Development Canada department, and is a community-level data collection and case management information system.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span lang="EN-US">Anonym​ous data from HIFIS is used nationally for the National Shelter Study and the Shelter Capacity Report. It is also used locally to gain a better understanding of the issues of homelessness in Simcoe County, and to better plan for services and initiatives. At the service provider level, data from HIFIS is used for case management, helping front-line staff provide coordinated services and reduce duplication for HIFIS clients.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span lang="EN-US">In Si​mcoe County, HIFIS project development and operations are led in partnership by the Children and Community Services and Information Technology departments, with input from service provider representatives known as Super Users.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h2><span lang="EN-US"><span lang="EN-US"><span lang="EN-US">2020 Update​​​​</span></span></span></h2><p>​The focus for HIFIS in 2020 continued to be project development and refining HIFIS operations. Project development focussed on the development of reports from HIFIS, and HIFIS operations focused on training with front-end users (i.e., service provider staff), data quality, and policy and procedures.</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;"></p><ul><li>12,138 client files (2638 new files in 2020)</li><li>251 active HIFIS users (94 new users joined in 2020)</li><li>31 agencies (5 new joined in 2020)</li><li>29 virtual training sessions since June 2020</li><li>​1965 HIFIS Help Desk requests/support​</li><li>​35 HIFIS reports available to HIFIS users (28 new reports released in 2020)<span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}" style="font-size:1em;"> </span><span style="font-size:1em;">​</span></li></ul><p><span lang="EN-US">​​</span></p><h2><span lang="EN-US">2019 Update​<br></span></h2><p><span lang="EN-US">In 2019, the County​​ of Simcoe launched HIFIS</span><span lang="EN-US"> </span><span lang="EN-US">with its funded service providers </span><span lang="EN-US">in the homeless</span><span lang="EN-US">ness</span><span lang="EN-US"> sector</span><span lang="EN-US">, </span><span lang="EN-US">specifically with</span><span lang="EN-US"> the following programs: Housing Support, Housing First, Emergency Shelter, Motel Voucher, and Transitional Housing</span><span lang="EN-US">. </span><span lang="EN-US"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><div><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">T</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">he following ​​​milestones were achieved</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;"> in 2019</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">:</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="font-size:1em;"> </span><br></div><div><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"></span></div><ul><li><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">9500+ client files</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="font-size:1em;"> </span></li><li><span lang="EN-US">201 active HIFIS users</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></li><li><span lang="EN-US">26 agencies</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></li><li><span lang="EN-US">11 in-person training sessions</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></li></ul></div><div><div><h2><span lang="EN-US">​​​More information about HIFIS can be found at:</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h2></div><ul><li><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe: </span><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=52879e72-f059-4f33-b601-1fb145b1f0a9" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer" style="font-size:1em;"><span lang="EN-US">HIFIS Support Centre</span></a><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="font-size:1em;"> </span></li><li><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">Employment and Social Development Canada: <br></span><a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/homelessness/hifis.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer" style="font-size:1em;"><span lang="EN-US">Homeless Individuals and Families Information System</span></a><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="font-size:1em;"> </span></li></ul></div><div><span lang="EN-US"></span>For further information please contact the County of Simcoe HIFIS team by email at <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="font-size:16px;line-height:16.8px;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" lang="FR-CA" style="line-height:16.8px;"><a href="mailto:HIFIS@simcoe.ca" target="_blank">HIFIS@simcoe.ca​</a></span></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="font-size:16px;"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="font-size:16px;">.</span><br><br><br></div>
Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI)Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI)<p>​​The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) aims to prevent and end homelessness by improving access to adequate, suitable, and affordable housing and homelessness services for people experiencing homelessness and for people at-risk of homelessness. </p><p>In Simcoe County, CHPI is administered under a service agreement between the Minist​ry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the County of Simcoe, as the Service Manager. The responsibility for delivering CHPI in local communities rests with the County of Simcoe. </p><p>The vision of CHPI is:​<br></p><p><em>A coordinated and holistic service delivery system that is people-centered, evidence informed and outcomes-based, and reflects a Housing First approach that focuses on homelessness prevention and reduces reliance on emergency services</em>.</p><p>The two key program outcomes of CHPI are:</p><p>1. People experiencing homelessness obtain and retain housing</p><p>2. People at risk of homelessness remain housed</p><p>More information about CHPI can be found on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website:</p><p><a href="http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=15972" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="text-decoration:underline;">Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative CHPI Program Guidelines</span></a></p><p><a href="https://www.msdsb.net/images/ADMIN/correspondence/2019/MMAH_CHPI_Reporting_Guide.pdf" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" /><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="text-decoration:underline;">Appendix E – CHPI Performance Indicators Reporting Guide REVISED MAY 2019</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"></span> <br></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read a5987379-2ab2-4610-a180-ff273e21cd10" id="div_a5987379-2ab2-4610-a180-ff273e21cd10" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_a5987379-2ab2-4610-a180-ff273e21cd10" unselectable="on" style="display:none;"></div></div><p><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/County%20of%20Simcoe%20Community%20Services%20Serious%20Occurrence%20Report%20Form%20-%20June%202021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" /></a><a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/County%20of%20Simcoe%20Community%20Services%20Serious%20Occurrence%20Report%20Form%20-%20June%202021.pdf">Community Services Serious Occurrence Report Form - June 2021</a>​<br>​<a href="/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Documents/SCIF/CHPI%20Indicators%20Reporting%20Instructions_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />CHPI Indicators Reporting Instructions for Funded Programs 2020/21</a><span style="font-size:1em;">​​</span><br></p><p> <br></p>

 

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