You are invited to join the Houselink Community Team on October 16, 2016 to run or walk and help us in providing safe, affordable housing, support and programs to those living with persistent mental health and addiction issues. There are many ways you can participate. You can join as an individual or as a group of your friends, family, and colleagues. Your participation will help by raising money and demonstrate your support for:
Quality of life for those living with mental illness and at risk of homelessness is at the heart of all of our work. This begins with a community-centered “Housing First” approach wherein housing is a fundamental right and a key contributor to good mental health. Supportive housing promotes a sense of security that enables members to safely engage in recovery. Yet, housing is only the beginning.
Houselink programs bring members together to address the biggest threats: poverty, food security and social isolation. Our programs provide both the tools and opportunities to truly rebuild a life. As part of the Houselink community, residents and participants have access to valuable activities geared to help reduce social isolation and stigma, improve nutrition and build new skills. Houselink ensures that those most at risk of homelessness never again face life on the streets. Since 1977, Houselink has housed more than 2,000 people, served more than 70,000 meals and helped hundreds of individuals learn the skills necessary to find meaningful work.
For returning participants who raised a minimum of $500 in 2015, registration fees will be waived. There are so many reasons to register: being active, having fun, and supporting Houselink Community Homes.
For more information, please contact Peter Marra, Fund Development Manager at 416-539-0690 ext. 247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.