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May Henderson
Executive Director
Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre
168 Wall Street
Saskatoon, SK. S7K 1N4
Phone: (306) 244-0174
 
 

 

“Success Story 1: Susan was a young single parent with seven dependents who was also attending post-secondary. While the Home Fire Housing Program is not an emergency response program, staff in conjunction with support from other SIMFC programs such as the Family Worker Program, was able to arrange for the family to move into a four-bedroom house complete with Christmas gifts and a decorated tree. They had lost their previous home in a fire only a few weeks before Christmas. It was such a warm and timely response for an otherwise literally homeless family that was moved into their home on the last working day for staff before Christmas break.
Success Story 2: Joseph, a senior originally from northern Saskatchewan, living at the beginning of the year in emergency shelters  (and  battling  chronic  alcoholism)  was  successfully  transitioned  from living  day to  day  in  a  shelter to  living  in a senior’s  low-income  housing  complex.  This  process  took  almost  the  full  year  with  a  variety  of  supports  coordinated through his Home Fire case manager. His journey included two near evictions and a stint in the hospital that saw Joseph survive being in a coma for over two weeks.
Success Story 3: Paul was a young man that had been rehoused twice in the past year and was still struggling with the aftermath after leaving a gang more than two years ago. During his time with several Home Fire case managers supporting him and in coordination with our other supports he was receiving from partner agencies and the Ministry of Social Services, he has graduated out during the last quarter of the past fiscal year. While he admits to much of his progress has been “two steps forward and one step backwards”, he recognizes some personal goals can still be achieved such as returning to school for upgrading. He has expressed his thanks for the Home Fire staff as not giving up on him and being at his side as needed.” – May Henderson, Executive Director

 


 

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