The Newcomer Emergency Income Gap Project is a service provided that gives micro-loans or grants (when funds are available) to clients that do not have income and may find themselves in precarious scenarios. Case Managers will work toward ensuring independence, maintain or acquire permanent housing, and obtain self sustaining income.
Homelessness is never a choice. Poverty, an unforeseen life event, addiction or mental illness can steer people towards homelessness. When this happens it’s far less a choice and much more a powerful manifestation of circumstance that makes escaping it alone seem impossible.
For newcomers, homelessness is a very real risk when agencies best efforts are steered away from providing services to all and miss groups like refugee claimants, humanitarian claimants, or those simply trying to get on their feet to start a new life. Society can vilify and exclude them at times, with the resulting consequence being homelessness for society's vulnerable. Left unchecked, these most vulnerable can slip into a chronically homeless state.
CFN's Newcomer Income Gap project is dedicated to finding a new way to keep vulnerable newcomers away from homeless facilities. Using micro-loans to help newcomers get through difficult periods, coupled with a private sponsorship and case management models. Case Managers will work toward ensuring independence, maintain or acquire permanent housing, and obtain self sustaining income. Through Wraparound Case management model newcomers are directed toward self-sustainability and away from shelter facilities.
• Living in shelter
• Facing eviction or having precarious living conditions