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Human Resources, Labour and Employment
October 4, 2010

Call for Applications for Supportive Living Community Partnership Program

Funding applications for the 2010 Supportive Living Community Partnership Program (SLCPP) are now being accepted. The program provides grants to non-profit community-based organizations to assist them with developing and delivering supports and services aimed at reducing chronic homelessness.

“Our government recognizes that housing stability is critical to enhancing the positive outcomes of other interventions that promote wellness, inclusion, and self-sufficiency,” said Minister Sullivan. “The SLCPP, which is funded through the Poverty Reduction Strategy, is an important support to these organizations as they put forward initiatives to address the diverse needs of people who are homeless or vulnerable to housing instability.”

Grants available to non-profit organizations are expected to meet one or more of following objectives:

  • Assist individuals with complex service needs with finding and remaining in safe, affordable, stable housing;
  • Support individuals with complex service needs to achieve greater self-determination by supporting the conditions that promote housing stability and increase skills and/or earnings to secure an income to live as independently as possible;
  • Provide opportunities through a range of supportive living services to complement existing services and/or to help address a gap in services to support the stabilization of persons experiencing homelessness and/or multiple barriers to permanent, long term housing;
  • Support community capacity building activities or projects that assist in the identification and development of a range of supportive living services that prevent and address homelessness for individuals with complex service needs.

A copy of the application form can be obtained by visiting www.hrle.gov.nl.ca/hrle/forcommunitypartners/slcpp.html or by calling 729-2672. The deadline for applications is October 27, 2010.

The SLCPP is funded through the Poverty Reduction Strategy, which outlines a government-wide approach to promoting self-reliance, opportunity, and access to key supports for persons vulnerable to poverty. The strategy currently includes more than 80 ongoing initiatives that were informed by the input of the public and developed by 12 government departments to meet the needs of groups most vulnerable to poverty.

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Media contact:
Bradley Power
Director of Communications
Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment
709-729-0753, 699-5707
bradleypower@gov.nl.ca 

2010 10 04                                                   11:20 a.m.
 


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