The Nourish and Develop Foundation (TNDF) is pleased to announce a formal partnership with Community Living Durham North’s Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI).
CHPI will now have a permanent office in The Nourish and Develop Foundation’s Women’s Services building, located at 124 Laidlaw Street South in Cannington.

Our collective mission is to provide wrap-around services to women and men in North Durham. Currently TNDF provides food access, and other social supports including counseling, referrals, advocacy, support for women experiencing abuse, emergency transportation, clothing, and household goods. This new partnership will help us to provide services connecting tenants with landlords, mediating issues between landlords and tenants, applying for subsidies such as reduced hydro bills, last months’ rent, and rent and utility arrears, arranging direct payment options from social assistance to landlords, Harm Reduction Outreach Program, including injection and smoking supplies, education, referrals, and advocacy supports. The Nourish and Develop Foundation is now better equipped to help our clients connect with services and safe and affordable housing that meets their needs.

CHPI is funded by Durham Region to work with those at risk of or experiencing homelessness in North Durham. They provide outreach services in Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock Townships. CHPI can work with anyone in the north Durham area who meets the following: low income status in Canada (assets less than $50,000 for a single person and $75,000 for couples and families). You do not need to be homeless, connected with other agencies or have a support worker to get connected to CHPI. This also includes people at risk of becoming homeless and we accept self-referrals.

TNDF and CHPI share a similar mission to prevent, reduce and address social problems, which makes this collaborative effort beneficial to our community as we are better able to support each other in bringing much needed services to North Durham. We work from a holistic, person centered, nonjudgmental, harm reduction and anti-oppressive framework.

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