The Sahara Support Services Program helps individuals and families that are in emergency shelters or facing imminent risk of becoming homelessness. These individuals receive and are connected to supports so that they do not end up being homeless.
The following objectives were completed in order to ensure our clients did not become homeless:
Housing Loss Prevention – Clients, that are eligible, are provided with one-time rental assistance which ensures they remained housed.
Connecting clients to income supports – Our program coordinators work with clients and assess their eligibility to apply for various income supports. In most cases they can assist with completing applications.
Pre-employment support & bridging to the labor market – Program coordinators work with clients to connect them with existing employment programs, programs to enhance skills, training programs.
Life Skills Development – Program coordinators assess the client’s needs and make referrals both internally and externally to programs that can help with learning core basic skills, independent living skills and social skills.
Improve clients’ social integration – Those clients that are identified to be socially isolated, as part of their plan and resources, our coordinators connect and refer clients to programs that promote social engagement and cultural engagement.
Liaising and referring clients to appropriate resources – Coordinators connect clients with resources based on their needs. Some of the resources, such as support services for addictions, mental health, settlement services, supportive counselling for families and youth, clients are referred internally. However, for additional services we provide warm referrals to external partners and organizations.
For more information please contact Khadija Mohammed by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 905-677-0889.