Housing First is a recovery-oriented approach to ending homelessness that centres on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing without any pre-requisites, followed by additional supports and services as needed to maintain housing stability.

The program is available for residents of the City of Grande Prairie who are currently homeless and willing to work with a Housing Support worker to assist them in finding and maintaining a home. 

A Housing Support worker, works with participants to find them a home, access funding to pay for housing, sign lease agreements with landlords for housing and have regular home visits as part of an individualized plan to maintain housing. 

To be assessed for the Housing First program, please contact YMCA at: 

YMCA Northern Alberta
(Assessment Office)
#200, 10006 101 Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0Y1
780-357-7445