“homelessness is a crisis that people experience – it does not define a person.”
Unity Project provides emergency shelter and transitional housing and supports self-help where people are struggling to escape and avoid homelessness. Life skills are embedded in our participatory programming in a home-like environment for men, women and youth aged 18 and over. Shelter residents have personal accountability for cooking, cleaning and day to day maintenance, as part of taking care of themselves, each other and community. Frontline Support staff provide wrap-around support to each individual to identify and manage a personal action plan for stability and independence.
Unity Project shelters 50- 60 people a night, provides 25-75 episodes of drop-in service daily and supports over 1000 individuals annually across all programming.
While we are London’s littlest shelter we are perhaps Canada’s largest participatory shelter and what we lack in an economy of scale we make up for in an economy of better outcomes for the individual and for our community.
We operate every day by the values of respect, cooperation, interdependence and compassion. We get by on the support you give.
What People Are Saying
"This program has given me peace of mind after a life altering experience. Jen empowered me. She gave me tools and knowledge, and the compassion and encouragement I needed. With her guidance I have the spark of life again…Thank you so much! "
— Participant - Community Life Skills Program