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February 22, 2022

County of Huron issues Report to the Community on Homelessness

The County of Huron continues to work diligently in addressing the complexities associated with homelessness, poverty and housing instability in Huron County, and implementing both immediate and long-term solutions.

January 10, 2022

Huron Out of the Cold emergency shelter extends hours amid Omicron surge.

The Huron Out of the Cold: Heart to Home emergency cold weather shelter is extending its hours. See www.huroncounty.ca for hours.

November 22, 2021

County of Huron undertakes a Homelessness Enumeration Project and By-Name List.

Individuals experiencing homelessness, who would like to participate in the Enumeration Project and/or be added to the By-Name List, are encouraged to reach out, between November 29 and December 3, to any Huron County support agencies such as, Choices for Change, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), or Ontario Works, or they can visit any Huron County Library branch, or call 519.525.5922.

November 18, 2021

County of Huron releases Be Part of the Solution, a homelessness & housing instability education campaign.

In recognition of National Housing Day (Canada) on November 22, the County of Huron has released Be Part of the Solution, a public awareness campaign to support the sharing of resources surrounding homelessness and housing instability in Huron. Learn more at www.HuronCountyConnects.ca/Heart-To-Home.

November 3, 2021

County of Huron Reopens Emergency Shelter for Cold Weather Season

Opening November 15th, the County of Huron’s Huron Out of the Cold: Heart to Home emergency shelter offers wrap-around supports for homeless individuals in Huron County, including staff specially trained in trauma informed care, substance use, and mental health services. The emergency shelter will be located at Lakeshore United Church in Goderich and will be able to accommodate up to 15 individuals per evening, with meals provided, for the cold weather season.

October 25, 2021

County of Huron Explores Dispersed Supportive Housing Options

The County is working towards the creation of a dispersed, or scattered-site, model of supportive housing.  Supportive housing aims to reduce or eliminate the need for emergency and cold weather shelters by providing individuals in-need with a home that includes year-round wrap-around supports and services.

November 6, 2020

County of Huron Expands ‘Out of the Cold’ Program

Opening November 16, the County of Huron’s Huron Out of the Cold: Heart to Home program expands on the efforts of the previous Out of the Cold program, with increased funding and staff specially trained in trauma informed care, substance use, and mental health services. The new program aims to provide an emergency shelter that also offers wrap-around supports for homeless individuals in Huron County.

October 20, 2020

Housing Advocate Announced in Huron

As part of ongoing efforts to address the issue of chronic homelessness in Huron, the County of Huron and United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) are proud to announce the hiring of a new Housing Advocate to help local people experiencing homelessness.

September 17, 2020

Addressing Homelessness in Huron County

The County of Huron continues to work diligently in addressing the challenges associated with homelessness, poverty and housing instability in Huron County. To properly address the complexities of homelessness, both immediate action and long-term solutions are required.