What is Homelessness Prevention?
Homelessness prevention refers to policies, practices, and interventions that reduce the likelihood that someone will experience homelessness. It also means providing those who have been homeless with the necessary resources and supports to stabilize their housing, enhance integration and social inclusion, and ultimately reduce the risk of the recurrence of homelessness (Homelesshub, 2017).
Based on research from the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, and as explained in detail in Raising the Roof’s Theory of Change, we are working toward homelessness prevention across Canada. Prevention has been proven to be a more cost-effective method to responding to homelessness.
Map of Prevention Organizations:
We have created a map that highlights some of the organizations that either directly or indirectly work toward prevention across the country. The goal is to consolidate the various prevention services across Canada in one easily accessible map.
If you would like your organization to be added to this map, please fill out the Homelessness Prevention Initiatives Survey.
Interested in Prevention?
If you’re an organization that would like more information or support with your own prevention initiatives, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org