Biimskiinodin Transitional Housing
Biimskiinodin will assist families in moving from homelessness to permanent housing. With a wide array of support services from our community partners, we seek to also assist families in maintaining a home.
Aboriginal families that fall into one of the following situations can be considered for transitional housing in Biimskiinodin:
Un-Housed: Families with no access to traditional or permanent housing. This includes families in temporary shelter programs, those with no housing at all and those undergoing eviction.
Sub-Housed: Families living in unsafe, unsanitary or inadequate housing such as a unit with no heat, water, bathroom or kitchen facilities, utilities or any combination of these.
Under-housed: Families living in conditions of severe overcrowding: houses, apartments, etc. too small for the family size or more than one family occupying the same unit.
Once placed at the Transitional Home families may stay at the residence for approximately six months until permanent accommodation is secured. Stays beyond that must be approved on a case by case basis.
Community partners who will provide services to participants in the Biimskiinodin Project include:
CAN-AM INDIAN FRIENDSHIP CENTRE
Family Counselling: Training & Resources
Family Counselling: Transportation
Contact: Aboriginal Community Mental Health Worker at the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre Melanie Garant 519-253-3243 for inquiries and applications.
HOUSING INFORMATION SERVICES
Assistance in finding housing
ABORIGINAL CHILD RESOURCE CENTRE
To provide Child care for families
ABORIGINAL PRENATAL/POST-NATAL PROGRAM
Child Birthing Needs
SKA:NA FAMILY LEARNING CENTRE
Teach Family Skills