nee gin naw Supportive Housing Program, a partnership between the City of Dawson Creek and BC Housing, is designed to address homelessness in Dawson Creek. South Peace Community Resources Society is operating the facility through an agreement with BC Housing and that was when the name “nee gin naw place” was formed, which is the phonetic spelling for the Cree phrase “My Home Place”
Provincially-funded supportive housing is for people experiencing homelessness. Supportive housing provides a home with access to on-site supports to ensure people can achieve and maintain housing stability. Residents have access to their own self-contained studio apartment or, in some cases, a secure unit with shared bathroom and amenity spaces. All residents sign either a program or tenancy agreement and participate in programming based on an individualized case plan. All residents in supportive housing have made a choice to live there and are able to access the services provided by non-profit housing operators, such as life-skills training, and connections to primary health care, mental health and/or substance use services.
Program and Building Highlights
- 32 Suites: private self-contained studio unit in an apartment-style building.
- Each suite has a private bathroom and kitchenette.
- Laundry facilities on each floor.
- Main floor common area with 2 meals per day provided.
- Support staff on site 24 hours per day.
- There is controlled access to guests and the public.
- Opportunities to enhance life skills, including cooking and maintaining a home.
- Connections with community services, cultural groups, education and training, primary health care, mental health and or substance use services.
- Residents are part of a community that will develop good neighbour practices.
- More information about Supportive Housing is available at www.bchousing.org. This info sheet highlights the benefits of supportive housing
This program is funded by BC Housing.