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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 (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 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, Apr 22 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Apr 27 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Apr 28 1:00PM to 4:00PM

About the branch

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

Upcoming events

Mon, Apr 22, All day
Outreach
For Teens ages 13 to 19 years old.

Mon, Apr 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Ages 11 to 23 months with a caregiver.
This event is full

Mon, Apr 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online
Everyone WelcomeRegister

Tue, Apr 23, All day
Outreach
For Teens ages 13 to 19 years old.

Tue, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Ages 2 to 5 years old with a caregiver.
This event is full

Tue, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For children ages 4 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Tue, Apr 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
McCormick Branch
Families with children ages 4 to 10 years old.

Tue, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adults
This event is full

Wed, Apr 24, All day
Outreach
For Teens ages 13 to 19 years old.

Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 0 to 5 years with a caregiver.

Wed, Apr 24, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
McCormick Branch
Ages 3 to 12 months with a caregiver.
This event is full

Wed, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For families with children ages 5 and up.
This event is full

Wed, Apr 24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Adults

Thu, Apr 25, All day
Outreach
For Teens ages 13 to 19 years old.

Thu, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:15am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 12 months with a caregiver.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
Ages 0 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

Thu, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Ages 0 to 5 years old with a caregiver

Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For children ages 5 to 12 years old.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
McCormick Branch
For tweens ages 9 to 12 years old.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Board Room
Adult

Thu, Apr 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adult
This event is full

Fri, Apr 26, All day
Outreach
For Teens ages 13 to 19 years old.

Fri, Apr 26, 10:00am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch
Adults

Sat, Apr 27, All day
Outreach
For Teens ages 13 to 19 years old.

Sat, Apr 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Digispace (Recording Studio)
For teens ages 13 to 18 years old.

Mon, Apr 29, All day
Outreach
For Teens ages 13 to 19 years old.

Mon, Apr 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Ages 11 to 23 months with a caregiver.
This event is full

Mon, Apr 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online
Classrooms & Homeschoolers (Grades 4-8)

Mon, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adult

Tue, Apr 30, All day
Outreach
For Teens ages 13 to 19 years old.

Tue, Apr 30, 9:30am - 10:30am
Online
Classrooms & Homeschoolers (Grades 4-6)

Tue, Apr 30, 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Ages 2 to 5 years old with a caregiver.
This event is full

Tue, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
McCormick Branch
Families with children ages 4 to 10 years old.

Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Adults
This event is full

Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
For teens ages 13 to 18 years old.

Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:15am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 0 to 5 years with a caregiver.

Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:15am
McCormick Branch
Ages 2 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Adults

Wed, May 01, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
McCormick Branch
Ages 3 to 12 months with a caregiver.
This event is full

Wed, May 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Adults

Wed, May 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adult

Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 11:15am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 12 months with a caregiver.
This event is full

Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
Ages 0 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Ages 0 to 5 years old with a caregiver

Thu, May 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
McCormick Branch
For tweens ages 9 to 12 years old.
This event is full

Thu, May 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adult
This event is full

Thu, May 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adults

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
McCormick Branch
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Sat, May 04, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
For families with children of all ages.

Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Everyone Welcome

Sat, May 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
McCormick Branch
For kids ages 7 to 12 years old.

Mon, May 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Ages 11 to 23 months with a caregiver.
This event is full

Mon, May 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Tue, May 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For children ages 6 to 8 years old.

Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 11:15am
McCormick Branch
Ages 2 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Naturespace,Program Room
For children ages 3 to 5 years old.
This event is full

Wed, May 08, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
McCormick Branch
Ages 3 to 12 months with a caregiver.
This event is full

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Everyone welcome

Wed, May 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Adults

Thu, May 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
Ages 0 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

Thu, May 09, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Ages 0 to 5 years old with a caregiver

Thu, May 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Older Adults

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
McCormick Branch
For tweens ages 9 to 12 years old.
This event is full

Thu, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adult

Thu, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adult
This event is full

Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
McCormick Branch
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Sat, May 11, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
For families with children of all ages.

Sat, May 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Eastside Branch - Naturespace,Program Room
Families

Mon, May 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Ages 11 to 23 months with a caregiver.
This event is full

Mon, May 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
For children ages 8 to 12 years old.
Registration opens Monday, April 22 2024 at 9:30am

Mon, May 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Mon, May 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adult

Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch
Adults
Registration opens Wednesday, April 24 2024 at 9:30am

Wed, May 15, 10:30am - 11:15am
McCormick Branch
Ages 2 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

Wed, May 15, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Naturespace,Program Room
For children ages 3 to 5 years old.
This event is full

Wed, May 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Adults

Wed, May 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
For teens ages 13 to 18 years old.
Registration opens Wednesday, April 24 2024 at 9:30am

Thu, May 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
Ages 0 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

Thu, May 16, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Ages 0 to 5 years old with a caregiver

Thu, May 16, 10:30am - 12:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Older Adults

Thu, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adult

Thu, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adult
This event is full

Sat, May 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
For families with children of all ages.

Tue, May 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For children ages 8 and up with a caregiver.
Registration opens Tuesday, April 30 2024 at 9:30am

Tue, May 21, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
McCormick Branch
For children ages 5 to 12 years old.
Registration opens Tuesday, April 30 2024 at 9:30am

Tue, May 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Adults
Registration opens Tuesday, April 30 2024 at 9:30am