Housing

Ken Makinaw (right) has worked with case manager Tamara Oakes (left) with the Red Deer Housing Team for the last six months on transitioning out of homelessness.
Ken Makinaw (right) has worked with case manager Tamara Oakes (left) with the Red Deer Housing Team for the last six months on transitioning out of homelessness. rdnewsNOW / Josh Hall

Formerly homeless man's success story a sign of hope in Red Deer

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
March 31, 2018 - 7:00am Updated: April 2, 2018 - 5:43am

Ken Makinaw spent about three months last year surfing from one couch to another. Other nights he spent outside, sleeping in a parkade or staying awake all night inside a 24-hour McDonald’s.

Proudly, he says he managed to avoid the other dangers of being on the street.

rdnewsNOW / Josh Hall

Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter Association gets $1.9M from feds, province to expand capacity

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
March 26, 2018 - 11:17am Updated: March 26, 2018 - 1:17pm

The provincial and federal governments are investing approximately $1.9 million to increase the number of beds for women and children fleeing domestic violence in the Rocky Mountain House region.

L-R: Lianne Hazell (Red Deer Native Friendship Society), Tanya Schur (Urban Aboriginal Voices Society), Raye St. Denys (Shining Mountains Living Community Services). Their respective organizations along with Metis Urban Housing (which is expected to officially add their support soon) make up the Aboriginal Voices on Housing Network and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help end Aboriginal homelessness in Red Deer.
L-R: Lianne Hazell (Red Deer Native Friendship Society), Tanya Schur (Urban Aboriginal Voices Society), Raye St. Denys (Shining Mountains Living Community Services). Their respective organizations along with Metis Urban Housing (which is expected to officially add their support soon) make up the Aboriginal Voices on Housing Network and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help end Aboriginal homelessness in Red Deer. Sheldon Spackman

Ending Aboriginal homelessness in Red Deer

By Sheldon Spackman
March 15, 2018 - 5:10pm

Four local organizations have partnered together to help end homelessness and become more efficient in providing services to Red Deer’s Aboriginal community.

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