A campaign led by community advocates to provide 24/7 alternatives to shelter for all unsheltered people in Waterloo Region.
Unsheltered Testimonies – hear from the unsheltered themselves.
Recent actions by the Region of Waterloo and community partners:
– St John Kitchen encampment currently has access to drinking water, porta-pottie and the eviction date has been extended until August 31 so the encampment residents can be appropriately moved to more suitable locations or housing
– City of Kitchener and the Region of Waterloo are reviewing the public land inventories as potential locations for supported encampments/settlements while St Mary’s Catholic Church congregation has invested in creation of eight wooden cabins.
– House of Hope open for 28 men at Ray of Hope with House of Friendship,
to shelter men who were at YMCA location until the end of June
– Charles Street Terminal has more supply of refillable water bottles and food thanks to the donations from community members
– City of Kitchener approved zoning bylaw suspension for 12 months for A Better Tent City at Lot42 (35 community members in cabins and tents)
Thank you all who sent your letters to municipal councils. We can do better to support all the unsheltered this summer and the coming winter!
If you want to send us a donation through direct bank autodeposit,
please mark Unsheltered Fund and email email@example.com.
CALL FOR DONATIONS
Drop off hours changed:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
2 pm – 5 pm
2 pm – 7 pm
at Social Development Centre
St John Church downtown Kitchener
23 Water Street North
Entrance from Duke Street
In the MEDIA
Aleksandra Petrovic with Brian Bourke on 570 News
speaking about the needs of the unsheltered in Waterloo Region.
Tune in at 47m 27s
Listen to Community Connections interview with
Regan Brussé at CKMS-FM 102.7 about the Unsheltered Campaign.
Heather Majaury’s second letter to the elected representatives on April 9,
and you can hear her read it to you at:
2020 04 09 Heather Majaury Letter in support of the unsheltered
Download: 2020-04-09-Heather-Majaury-Letter-in-support-of-the-unsheltered.mp3, 6 MBytes, 6m03s
You can donate to the Civic Hub or
Unsheltered Campaign funds at our