This summary outlines Kingston Home Base Non-Profit Housing (HBH) concerns on the impacts of affordability and availability of housing for homeless, low-income individuals and families.
Since 1987, Home Base Housing has been a community leader in providing and advocating for safe, affordable housing and necessary supports for youth, adults, and families at risk of homelessness in the Kingston area.
Come on over to RISE@one4nine, Kingston Youth Services’ supportive housing location for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 20 from 4-5 p.m. We’ll start with a “meet ‘n’ greet” and a BBQ, followed by the AGM meeting which begins at 4:30 p.m. RISE@one4nine is located at 149 Kingscourt Avenue. Join us for our annual celebration of our programs and services!
A full afternoon & evening of music celebrating the life and legacy of Gord Downie on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at RAXX Bar. Tickets are $40 includes bands, dinner, silent auction tables and more! Fundraiser for Home Base Housing and Gord Downie & Chani WenJack Fund. The headliner band is Greg Ball Band along with lots of other great music!
Thanks to TammySelena Tuck for coordinating this event!
Check out our year-end newsletter! Under the HOME tab, the drop-down menu reveals Touching Base newsletter. You can find our newsletter there!
Home Base Housing is grateful for the generous support of Loving Hands Kingston who has supported our clients and tenants – youth, adults and families! The coordinators – Maryann and Lyle – are amazing as are all of their volunteers! THANK YOU!!
Loving Hands Kingston is a group of individuals who work in collaboration with non-profit agencies and Kingston shelters. In working directly with shelters, this helps to take the guess work out of guessing game as to who is really in need.
The shelters and nonprofit agencies we assist are:
We help to address the needs of local shelters with providing them with toiletries, feminine hygiene products, snacks, clothing for adults and children, daily used items such as towels, cutlery etc.On a bi-weekly basis we assist various other non-profit agencies with toiletries and feminine hygiene products.In addition we also assist shelter residents into their own homes by providing clothing, household items, furniture and in some cases baby and children items. We find that the bridge between people leaving shelters and gaining their own residence is very difficult and we try to do our best to make the transition as comfortable and smooth as possible. We are constantly accepting donations of clothing, housewares, toiletries, children and baby items as well as non-perishable food, snacks and drinks.Our drop off locations are Wagmarr Auto Sales located at 70 Hickson Ave and Shaku Family Martial Arts East located at 496 Discovery Ave Unit 11 During Christmas time we provide blessing bags filled with a variety of toiletries, snacks, individual hot drink mixes for each shelter resident. We also gather wish lists from shelter residents with the assistance of staff which state items that they would wish to receive.Considering we are a central linking station to all community shelters this helps to secure confidentiality and security while providing residents with the essentials to get back on their feet again. We care and believe that everyone should have the basic necessities warmth, hygiene and food and have noticed that these items have a tremendous impact on a person’s life.
Thanks to all golfers and sponsors who contributed to the success of the tournament, to all the volunteers who made it a fun event and, in particular, to Mark Brooks and Harry Witteveen for organizing it for Lily’s Place! Way to go, everyone!
Thanks for your generous donation!
Pictured: Denis Valente – GMG, Tom Greening – HBH, Dan Zemba – GMG.
Lily’s Place Emergency Shelter is the only shelter in Kingston that is specifically for families who are experiencing homelessness; many with youth and small children. Its 19-bed capacity in a home-like environment makes the shelter as close to “home” as possible. In addition to Emergency Shelter Workers who assist the families “in house”, there are also Housing First Case Managers who meet, assess and assist the families in securing a new home because, at Home Base Housing, we believe everyone deserves a place called home!