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Registration opens:
March 07th, 2023

Addressing the Root Causes of Homelessness

through ShelterCare

2023-03-28 18:30:00 2023-03-28 20:00:00 America/New_York Addressing the Root Causes of Homelessness IN PERSON, REGISTERED Eastside Branch - Program Room

Tuesday, March 28
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-28 18:30:00 2023-03-28 20:00:00 America/New_York Addressing the Root Causes of Homelessness IN PERSON, REGISTERED Eastside Branch - Program Room

Eastside Branch

Program Room

IN PERSON, REGISTERED

The root causes of homelessness in our community are complex and not fully visible. What we see in our community is just the tip of the iceberg. Come learn how ShelterCare can help people experiencing homelessness become healthier, find permanent housing, and end the cycle of homelessness for good.

Presented in partnership with House of Friendship.

Founded in 1939, House of Friendship serves community members impacted by poverty or addiction, by walking with those who need housing, food, addiction treatment or resources in low income neighbourhoods across Waterloo Region.

Speaker Profiles

Carmen Able (Executive Director, Youth in Conflict with the Law/Waterloo Region Bail Program)
Carmen holds a Masters Degree in Psychology from California Coast University and a BA from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has worked in the field of mental health and addictions for more than 37 years. She has worked extensively in the Region of Waterloo and County of Wellington in a variety of areas including crisis services, mental health and justice, supportive housing, employment and case management. Carmen also teaches at Conestoga College in the Advanced Police Foundations and the Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice degree programs. As the Executive Director of the Waterloo Region Bail Program/Youth in Conflict with the Law, Carmen is responsible for providing leadership and operational direction for the organization. She mediates complex service issues, facilitates planning, develops policy and evaluates services for effectiveness, risk and quality. “What mental health needs and substance use needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.”

Jessica Bondy (Housing Services Director, House of Friendship)
Jessica Bondy works as the Housing Services Director at Housing of Friendship, a non-profit in Waterloo Region. Through innovation, problem solving and partnerships, Jessica has been pivotal in piloting a new “ShelterCare” model by providing healthcare and housing supports within an emergency shelter environment. As Housing Director, Jessica engages in program oversight and advocacy work on supportive housing, affordable housing and emergency shelter. Previously Jessica worked at the University of Waterloo in student and housing services.

Michele Kennedy (Interim Addiction Services Director, House of Friendship)
Throughout her career, Michele has aligned herself with organizations whose mission, vision, values and purpose is to serve others, to improve outcomes, to build communities and to inspire hope. As a helper, Michele has dedicated 23 years to listening, advocating and walking along side those seeking change. As a leader she believes in transparency, collaboration and the power of teamwork. Michele brings experience with transformative and operational change, development and implementation as well as a focus on building pathways to more accessible care in our community. Michele started her career in Addiction’s and Mental Health with a focus on Substance Use Treatment. She has worked in Withdrawal Management, Residential Treatment, Acute Psychiatry, Concurrent Disorders, Education, and Service Coordination. The 2021 Ontario Provincial Standards for Withdrawal Management Services, LHIN GAIN Q3 Development and Implementation, Ontario Perception of Care Implementation and the execution of new health care programs across the Province brings her to her current role as House of Friendship’s Interim-Director of Addiction Services.

Programmer: Emily

Addressing the Root Causes of Homelessness Panel

AGE GROUP: | Adults 19+ |

EVENT TYPE: | Guest Speakers |

TAGS: | Adult learning |

Eastside Branch

Phone: 519-886-1310 ext 410

Hours
Mon, Nov 28 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 29 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 30 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 01 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Dec 04 Closed

About the branch

Now open, the Eastside Branch is located at the RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex.

Upcoming events

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Tue, Dec 06, All day
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Thu, Dec 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Fri, Dec 09, All day
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Sat, Dec 10, All day
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Sat, Dec 10, 10:30am - 11:15am
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Sat, Dec 10, 10:30am - 12:00pm
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Sat, Dec 10, 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Outreach
DONATION DRIVE

Sat, Dec 10, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
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This event is full

Mon, Dec 12, All day
Outreach
CRAFT KIT

Mon, Dec 12, All day
Outreach
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Tue, Dec 13, All day
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Tue, Dec 13, All day
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Tue, Dec 13, All day
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CRAFT KIT

Tue, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Wed, Dec 14, All day
Outreach
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Wed, Dec 14, All day
Outreach
CRAFT KIT

Wed, Dec 14, All day
Outreach
CRAFT KIT

Wed, Dec 14, All day
Outreach
CRAFT KIT

Wed, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eastside Branch
Explore your creativity in an art workshop led by Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery senior volunteer artist educators.

Wed, Dec 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Wed, Dec 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Thu, Dec 15, All day
Outreach
CRAFT KIT

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Outreach
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John M. Harper Branch - Program Room
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Thu, Dec 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
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Outreach
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Sat, Dec 17, All day
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Sat, Dec 17, 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Sat, Dec 17, 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Outreach
DONATION DRIVE

Sat, Dec 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eastside Branch
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Mon, Dec 19, All day
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CRAFT KIT

Tue, Dec 20, All day
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Wed, Dec 21, All day
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CRAFT KIT

Wed, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Thu, Dec 22, All day
Outreach
CRAFT KIT

Thu, Dec 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
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Fri, Dec 23, All day
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Wed, Dec 28, 10:30am - 4:30pm
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