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Coalition to Prevent Homelessness

Coalition to Prevent Homelessness (formerly know as Temporary Residential Services Committee) - Purpose Statement

To define and identify comprehensive, multi-disciplinary responses for housing programs and support services. To champion the need for these housing programs and support services for the residents of St. Albert.

As a result of the efforts of the committee, TRS and the City of St. Albert are providing the St. Albert Rental Assistance Program.

See the recent report summary on Homelessness in St. Albert and Sturgeon County.

There are at least 100 people in this area who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  This number has more than tripled since the St. Albert Food Bank/Community Village began keeping track of the situation in 2010.

  • Homelessness affects a wide diversity of individuals and families - particularly youth from 16 to age 24, adults over 55, seniors on fixed incomes, and women leaving abusive relationships.
  • Most of the St. Albert homeless grew up here or have lived here previously in stable housing situations.  They may leave St. Albert to seek shelter in Edmonton, especially in colder months.
  • Family conflicts have a significant impact youth homelessness.  Youth may couch-surf in the homes of friends or extended family members, or live outside in the bush, or other places hidden from view.  Often they drop out of school due to the difficulty in living rough.

For more information, please contact:

Linda Knoblauch
Community Development Coordinator

Phone: 780-459-1720
Fax: 780-458-1260
Email: lknoblauch@stalbert.ca

Last edited: December 22, 2017

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