July 10th, 2017

Ending Homelessness - Tell me about Medicine Hat’s Second Point-In-Time Homeless Count.

On October 19, 2016, Medicine Hat conducted its second Homeless Count. The Medicine Hat Community Housing Society coordinates the Homeless Count as part of our work supporting At Home in Medicine Hat - Our Plan to End Homelessness.

This count serves two important functions: it provides a current snapshot of our overall homeless population and enables us to examine how this population changes over time.  Ultimately, this helps us to inform solutions to support the goal on ending homelessness in our communities. 

A total of 33 people were enumerated on the night of the count. 

6% were enumerated as unsheltered, 27% provincially accommodated and the remaining 67% of individuals were emergency sheltered. All of the 33 enumerated individuals participated in the survey and the following demographic trends emerged:

-       The average age of the individual enumerated was 31
-       The gender breakdown was 52% (17 individuals) females and 48% (16 individuals) Males.
-       In addition to the 33 individuals enumerated, 13 dependants were reported. 
-       18% (8 individuals) of those surveyed self-identified as Aboriginal - First Nations, 3% (1 individual) who identified as Metis and 12% (4 individuals) who identified as Non-Status. 


Sept. 5th, 2017

Permanent Supportive Housing announced.

Medicine Hat Community Housing Society is pleased to announce Permanent Supportive Housing in Medicine Hat. 

Permanent Supportive (or Supported) Housing (PSH) combines rental or housing assistance with individualized, flexible and voluntary support services for people ...
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June 16th, 2017

Journey Home Community Celebration - June 16th 2017

For Immediate Release  
Contact:Jaime Rogers (MHCHS), Manager of                 
Homelessness & Housing Development Department                           
Phone: 403.928.1714                                                          

The Journey Home.

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June 15th, 2017

Media Advisory - 7th Annual Community Celebration June 16th 2017

7th Annual Community Celebration and release ofYear 7 Progress Report, At Home in Medicine Hat - Our Plan to End Homelessness 

On June 16, 2017 the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society (MHCHS) will host the ...
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