H.O.M.E.S.

The Circle Project’s H.O.M.E.S. (Helping Others Maintain Employment and Stability) program was created to help Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in our community transition from vulnerability and at risk of homelessness to living a sustainable, positive lifestyle. The vulnerability of these people stems from the fact that many of them have little to no work experience or underestimate the commitment required to sustain meaningful employment or the income levels required to make a “better life” for themselves and their family.

With our community partners, we collaborate to provide holistic wrap-around services that will assist in the individual growth of the participants by allowing them to work at their own pace and encouraging them to complete the program as a way of moving forward in their lives.

H.O.M.E.S. provides tools to help participants build skills, confidence and competence in the areas of employment readiness, money management, healthy relationships, healthy lifestyles, communication, and problem solving. In addition, participants are exposed to cultural learning and relationship counselling, find adequate housing, and one-on-one counselling sessions.

 

This type of program is needed. You need help when you are taking that first step towards healing. —BD

 

I could choose to forget all this stuff…the good stuff, but then I wouldn’t be able to get my son back and be proud of my accomplishments and myself. I’m so proud of myself. I actually finished! —AB

 

I feel safe here. —DL