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Culturally Supportive Housing and Services

Dual Model of Housing Care

Through our work with the Indigenous Street Community, it has become clear that a comprehensive approach, which incorporates culturally supportive housing and Indigenous harm reduction, is critical to creating pathways to healing and recovery. In recognition of this, the ACEH is currently developing a Dual Model of Housing Care, which will integrate our culturally supportive housing model with a decolonized harm reduction framework. The Dual Model of Housing Care is central to the work of the ACEH.

Spaken House

SpeqƏȠéutxw (SPAKEN) House opened in August 2020 and offers culturally supportive housing and services to 22 Indigenous women experiencing homelessness, with priority given to those fleeing violence.

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Culturally Supportive House

The Culturally Supportive House opened in March 2020 and offers culturally supportive housing and Indigenous Alcohol Harm Reduction services to 10 members of the Indigenous Street Community (ISC) in the downtown core.

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We acknowledge our work is taking place on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen speaking people of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.