Housing First Programs: As part of the provincial initiative to end homelessness in our province, we are currently offering two Housing First services in Grande Prairie. These programs are offered in collaboration with the City of Grande Prairie and other Housing First providers. The programs provide support to Individuals, couples or families who are experiencing homelessness, or are struggling to sustain their current housing and may be eligible for Housing First Services.

YMCA Permanent Supportive Housing Services

The YMCA of Northern Alberta began offering two Housing First services in Grande Prairie in collaboration with the Grande Prairie Municipality and other Housing First service providers in the community. The YMCA offers Centralized Intake and Assessment and Prevention and Diversion Services and Permanent Supportive Housing Services. Both programs embrace the Housing First principle that every...

Centralized Assessment, Prevention & Diversion

The focus of Centralized Intake and Assessment is working with the community Housing First delivery agencies to ensure a comprehensive and timely response to people who seek housing supports and services.Centralized Intake and Assessment begins by assessing the eligibility of a person, couple or family for Housing First Services. Staff complete a Triage process with a client using a standard tool...