Building Hope, Home and Community

for men, women, and families throughout Durham Region

Community Outreach Program

Our Community Outreach Program is designed to support individuals transitioning from homelessness to home. Our Community Outreach Program operates out of our Community Services Building at 121 Simcoe St. South.

Community Outreach Program

The Community Outreach Program is a voluntary program offering long-term case management. The Casemanager provides supports, advocacy, assistance, and referrals to individuals, and works one-on-one with individuals on self-determined goals. Bi-weekly workshops are held on topics chosen by clients, and guest speakers are often invited. This program offers a social recreation component, with at least one event held every month. The Region of Durham has provided a Housing Benefit/Rent Supplement to assist in making housing more affordable for some clients, and Cornerstone recognizes that support combined with affordability achieves housing stability.

Housing First Programs

Housing First is a philosophy that Cornerstone’s own housing has operated under since the beginning. Recognizing the success of this program, Cornerstone now has funding to provide the same level of support to individuals living in the community. This program is designed with small caseloads for intensive supports and targets chronically or episodically homeless individuals. Additional funding is provided to assist individuals in furnishing apartments, to make their new unit feel like home. This program assists males and females, singles and families.

Bridges Street Outreach Program

Cornerstone launched the Bridges Street Outreach Program in August of 2018, designed to assist individuals who are living “in the rough”. This program supports individuals with hygiene needs (showers, laundry, care packages), food services, referrals to medical supports, and assistance with achieving housing. This program assists males and females.

“Every tenant works with their support staff to develop a personalized support agreement which is a reflection of their needs and dreams and the steps required to reach these goals.”

Housing Manager

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