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Money pledged to help Kamloops homelessness

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KAMLOOPS - Several organizations helping homeless people in Kamloops were promised a total of early $700,000 this week.

The Homelessness Partnering Strategy will provide $684,000 to eight organizations in Kamloops, Member of Parliament Cathy McLeod announced in a media release. The funding will help provide a variety of supports, including for homeless youth and housing support for those who are chronically homeless.

ASK Wellness Society, A Way Home, Interior Community Services, Kamloops Society for Alcohol and Drug Services, New Life Mission, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society and White Buffalo Aboriginal and Metis Health Society will each receive a portion of the funding.

This funding is part of a $2-million promise made to the city last year. The funds will be doled out over five years under the housing first strategy, which aims to stabilize the lives of homeless people by providing permanent housing and support for underlying issues. Kamloops is one of 61 designated communities in the country to receive support through this program.

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