The Government of Canada helps L'ADOberge Chaudière-Appalaches address homelessness



    SAINT-JEAN-CHRYSOSTOME, QC, Feb. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Jacques Gourde,
Member of Parliament for Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, on behalf of the
Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development,
celebrated today Government of Canada funding that will provide support for
L'ADOberge Chaudière-Appalaches in order to better meet the needs of youth at
risk of homelessness and youth in crisis.
    "The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to help
individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless," said Mr.
Gourde. "I would like to congratulate L'ADOberge Chaudière-Appalaches, which
provides a safe and secure environment for our most vulnerable youth."
    The Government of Canada provided $190,802 in funding to L'ADOberge
Chaudière-Appalaches under the Homelessness Partnership Initiative (HPI),
which is the cornerstone of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). This
funding will enable the organization to continue the activities that it began
in April 2007 and maintain the positions of three workers who provide
individual monitoring of youth in temporary supportive housing. It is
necessary to maintain these three positions because of the particular problems
faced by the clientele.
    Under this project, the organization will maintain nine places in
transitional supportive housing. It will also offer intervention services to
teach youth accountability and it will establish measures to help prevent
adolescent and preadolescent homelessness.
    Through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, the Government of Canada is
providing $269.6 million over two years to help communities across Canada
combat homelessness more effectively. The HPS puts in place structures and
supports to help people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless,
achieve self-sufficiency and full participation in society.

    In January 2008, the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec
signed a collaborative agreement with regard to the designated community and
outreach community components of the HPI. This agreement takes into account
the ways in which the HPI complements the Government of Quebec's programs and
policies to address homelessness.

    For more information on the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, please
visit www.homelessness.gc.ca.

    This news release is available in alternative formats upon request.




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