Navigator program receives multi-year funding
The municipality will enter into a Contribution Agreement with the Downtown Halifax Business Commission and Spring Garden Area Business Commission, to provide a contribution of $45,000 toward the Navigator Street Outreach Program for 2020-21.
Subject to annual budget approval, the municipality will also enter into one or more Contribution Agreements with the Downtown Halifax Business Commission, Spring Garden Area Business Commission, Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission and North End Business Association, to provide a collective annual contribution of $140,000 per year toward the Navigator Street Outreach Program for the years of 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24.
The Navigator Street Outreach program (NSO) is a proactive, positive lifeline for individuals who struggle with securing and maintaining housing and employment due to addictions, mental health issues and homelessness. NSO works on the street, as opposed to within the shelter system, and supports unsheltered, street involved and homeless individuals who are unwilling or unable to access support persons that work out of Halifax’s shelters.
Since 2011, the municipality has supported the outreach component of Halifax’s homeless-serving system by funding the Navigator Street Outreach program.
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