We believe, that everyone should have a warm bed to sleep in, food to sustain them, the dignity and right, to having a place to call home.
We do this by caring. Identifying and meeting the needs of vulnerable youth, families in distress, and single adults, to have immediate shelter, find a place to call home, and to sustain a roof over their heads.
We provide individual supportive and wraparound services through case managers, supportive and transitional housing, emergency shelters, a youth services hub, a housing help center, and permanent housing.
Since 1987 HBH has grown to meet the needs of the community and has taken up the mantle to deliver support to end homelessness for individuals and families. We have stepped up when asked to open a Warming and Counselling Centre and have taken the responsibility to building transitional and supportive housing in Kingston, HBH delivers on identifying and meeting the needs of the homeless and vulnerable.
Accomplished through cost effective management of financial resources, the development of cost-saving program models by partnering with community resources, utilizing shared facilities, and staffing models to deliver superior human deliverables.
HBH senior leadership team is small but diversely talented to lead each area of management. But leadership is not defined at HBH as the senior leadership team, each employee is consulted for their on the ground knowledge to identify community and systemic needs. This strengthens decision making and allows HBH to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the homeless and vulnerable.
Home Base Housing is a non-profit organization that has provided a range of supportive housing in Kingston, Ontario since 1987. Home Base Housing programs are open to single adults, families, youth, and members of marginalized groups with a range of life experiences and challenges. These may include homelessness, financial issues, substance abuse, mental health issues, developmental disabilities, head injuries, or physical disabilities.
We offer housing opportunities and support to individuals, aged 16 and over, who are homeless or unable to remain in an unsafe situation. Our staff work to help tenants live independently, and with their approval, we welcome and encourage other professionals and family to become involved in the process.
Home Base Housing has an excellent track record in developing new housing-related initiatives and a good reputation of working with other agencies and community organizations to address client needs.
We have the expertise, resources, and experience required to meet the challenge of developing and maintaining affordable housing in our community.
We believe that when individuals are provided with a secure “home base”, they can begin addressing the issues which lead to the cycle of chronic homelessness.
In addition to being the “right thing to do”, the Board of Directors of Home Base Housing believe that the community will benefit through reduced demands on the current shelter system resulting in increased availability for funding for other important community service requirements.