The Safe at Home Progress Report highlights the momentum towards ending and preventing homelessness across Whitehorse between 2017 and March 2020.
The report shows progress and action on the goals and priorities identified in the original Safe at Home community-based plan to end and prevent homelessness, which was endorsed by four government partners, the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, the Government of Yukon, and the City of Whitehorse, in 2017.
“There is no one-size fits all (OR all encompassing) solution to end and prevent homelessness but that does not mean we can turn a blind eye to the situation. Homelessness affects all our communities and it requires community solutions. Many communities know exactly what is needed to help close certain gaps. The heavy lifting for these solutions have already been completed but resources are not always available to see long term change happen quickly. Safe at Home is a collaborative holistic approach, embracing unique circumstances; includes the voice of lived experiences; with aims to meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable. Together, we can and will make a difference!”
– Acting Chief Jessie Dawson, Kwanlin Dün First Nation