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Reaching Home Projects

As the Indigenous Community Entity for Hamilton, the Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership receives federal funding through Reaching Home: Canada's Homelessness Strategy.


Through a Call for Proposals process, CHIL allocates Reaching Home funding to local Indigenous agencies who provide programs, services, and resources to prevent and address Indigenous homelessness in our community.




DAHAC‘s Homelessness Mobile Care Program helps Indigenous community members experiencing homelessness access appropriate health and medical services.


Sacajawea Non-Profit Housing provides affordable housing for Indigenous community members - building, acquiring, and renovating properties for Indigenous individuals and families, as well as offering a myriad of culturally grounded supports.


NWC‘s Emergency Outreach Program provides food hampers to Indigenous community members and help connects those in need with appropriate programs and services.

The All My Relations Program supports Indigenous individuals and families to transition into stable, appropriate, and safe housing.


The Action Research on Chronic Homelessness (ARCH) project is an Indigenous community-led whole system approach to addressing Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton. The ARCH project is grounded in community through ongoing conversations with Indigenous community members with lived experience, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and frontline workers.

In close collaboration with the City of Hamilton and system partners, ARCH goals are to enhance understanding of and responses to Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton, so Indigenous community members are housed successfully with appropriate supports.


To learn more about the ARCH project, reach out to Laurie Froman


NIWASA‘s We Are Braided Together 
program provides cultural programs and supports to Indigenous families experiencing or at risk of homelessness, including emergency food supports, groceries, diapers, and hygiene products.

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre.PNG

HRIC‘s Indigenous Drop-In Centre provides a space for community members to access hot meals, take a break from the elements, and connect with a variety of culturally appropriate resources and supports.

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