Group Name: Agincourt Community Services Association – Eviction-Prevention Harm Reduction Program

Description: Today, ACSA (Agincourt Community Services Association) addresses a variety of issues including systemic poverty, hunger, housing, homelessness, unemployment, accessibility and social isolation. Over the years ACSA has been funded by all levels of government, several foundations, schools, local faith communities, and The United Way of Greater Toronto. Its strength remains in the original concept: To act as a bridge between people who need help and those who can provide it.

The Evictions-Prevention Harm Reduction Worker (EPHR worker) will provide short-term case management to clients at risk of or experiencing eviction due to substance use. The EPHR worker will be mobile and assist clients in the community with:

  • Mediation and/conflict resolution with landlords, neighbours and roommates,
  • Housing searches,
  • Tenant’s rights advocacy (e.g. Landlord & Tenant Board applications, mediation and hearings),
  • Referrals and accompaniments for mental health and addictions based appointments
    Financial management skills.

The worker will provide in-home harm reduction counseling in order to develop appropriate and effective techniques that will be relevant to the client’s lifestyle, specifically geared towards housing retention.

Where: 4155 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 100 | Toronto, ON M1S 1T4

When: Gitanjali is in the office and out in the community on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. She checks email and telephone voice mails regularly.

Contact: Gitanjali Lena 416-321-6912 Ext. 225 | Mobile 416-684-6352 | 416-321-6912 | lgitanjali@agincourtcommunityservices.com | info@agincourtcommunityservices.com | www.agincourtcommunityservices.com

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