Programs and Services
The Reaching Home program supports off-reserve Indigenous people that are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. Reaching home offers frontline support, referrals, housing placements, along with access to culturally relevant activities to promote self-sufficiency and involvement in the NCPEI community.
The reaching home program also works towards the development of a homelessness tracking tool that is specific to the off-reserve Indigenous community. This tool can be used in conjunction with the HIFIS (Homeless Individuals and Families Information System) system to support future tracking.
Reaching Home establishes and implements shelter diversion and prevention strategies with the goal of getting to these individuals before becoming homeless. This helps reduce the incidence of evictions for both Nanegkam Housing tenants as well as any other off-reserve Indigenous tenants across the province of PEI.