Dawn to Dawn is a non-profit, residential housing program that makes transitional housing possible in the Comox Valley. We provide homeless individuals and families with access to housing that gets them (or keeps them) off the streets.
Since the start of the Residential Program in April 2009, we have housed 60+ individuals and families who are homeless and ensured they have the shelter they need to create stability in their lives. Many of our clients have gone on to gain their independence, and find long-term housing of their own. This is the definition of transitional housing.
Homelessness happens in many ways. Job loss, mental health problems, and substance abuse are just a few of the reasons people and families find themselves without a home to call their own. We follow a Housing First Model to ending homelessness that says it doesn’t matter how people became homeless; everyone is better able to move forward in their lives if they are housed. That means providing shelter, and then combining that housing with services in the areas of mental and physical health, substance abuse, education, and employment.
Housing is a basic human necessity, and the foundation of good health, personal security, and stable communities. Imagine what your life would be like without a place to sleep, eat meals, shower, or relax. Our goal is a community where everyone has a place to call home, and access to the services that allow them to be a fully participating member of our community.