our cause

“homelessness is a crisis that people experience, caused by poverty – it does not define a person.”

Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London (registered charity #859628851RR0001) provides emergency shelter and transitional housing and supports self-help where people are struggling to escape and avoid homelessness.

Life skills are embedded in participatory programming in a home-like environment for men, women and youth aged 18 and over. Shelter residents have personal accountability for cooking, cleaning and day to day maintenance, as part of taking care of themselves, each other and community. Frontline Support staff provide wrap-around support to each individual to identify and manage a personal action plan for stability and independence.

Unity Project shelters 50- 60 people a night, provides 25-75 episodes of drop-in service daily and supports over 1000 individuals annually across all programming.

While we are London’s littlest shelter we are perhaps Canada’s largest participatory shelter and what we lack in an economy of scale we make up for in an economy of better outcomes for the individual and for our community.

We operate every day by the values of respect, cooperation, interdependence and compassion. We get by on the support you give.

UP Golf Classic supports Unity Project’s Housing Stability Program providing moderate to intensive case-management – whatever it takes – to help those with moderate to high acuity to obtain housing. Two Housing Stability Workers manage a case-load of some 40 individuals annually, providing in-home supports to help people maintain stability in housing and engage independently with natural supports in community.

This program is part of a three-year project to adapt Housing First to the emergency shelter context. We aim to transform emergency shelter to go beyond merely meeting basic needs and helping vulnerable people to end or avoid their experience of homelessness, through shelter diversion, obtaining housing and helping to maintain stability in community.

To learn more, please visit www.unityproject.ca

Charity Information

Unity Project is a legal entity, incorporated not for profit in June 2002:
Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London, Inc.

Registered Canadian Charity since 2005
# 859628851RR0001

Our mission is providing emergency shelter and transitional housing and supporting self-help where people are struggling to escape and avoid homelessness

Cheques are payable to Unity Project

Administration Contact

Silvia Langer
Development Director
717 Dundas Street
London ON
Canada  N5W 2Z5

t: 519 433 8700 x2
w: www.unityproject.ca

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