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. 

Photo of 8th Annual Community Celebration


May 10th, 2018

8th Annual Community Celebration

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Photo of Point-in-Time Homeless Count


March 14th, 2018

Point-in-Time Homeless Count

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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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