Helping the homeless in Oshawa Print

The federal government has given money to the The Salvation Army of Oshawa to help disabled homeless people.

As many as 100 more individuals with disabilities who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will have access to support services in Oshawa because of the federal money.

"Our government is giving a hand-up to Canadians with housing needs, and is helping those seeking to break free from the cycle of homelessness and poverty," said Dr. Colin Carrie, Member of Parliament for Oshawa. "We are pleased to be working with The Salvation Army of Oshawa to make its facility more accessible. Ensuring that individuals with disabilities who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can access much-needed support services is essential in working to prevent and reduce homelessness in our community."

"The money The Salvation Army of Oshawa is receiving from the federal government through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy will help us greatly," said Mr. Ivan Downey, Director of Community and Family Services for The Salvation Army of Oshawa. "I see this as a wonderful way of expanding our work and being more available to those who need our services."

The Salvation Army of Oshawa is receiving $150,000 through the Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy to make renovations to its facility, including the installation of a new elevator.