MKO is providing funding to the Thompson YWCA so that the organization can continue helping First Nations people living off reserve.
Grand Chief Garrison Settee says MKO recently received funding to assist people who live off reserve as they deal with the growing impacts of COVID-19, and will use some of the money to financially support the YWCA’s Sheltering the Homeless in Place Project.
Settee explains that the YWCA has been working to support Indigenous people experiencing homelessness in Thompson.
MKO states in a press release that since April of this year, the YWCA has hosted 25 of Thompson’s most vulnerable residents, with many of them being able to access personalized counselling services.
The financial contribution to the program will allow it to continue into the late fall.
The Sheltering the Homeless in Place Project was initially formed through Thompson’s Community Advisory Board on Homelessness, and funded through Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy.